Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Edge to Debut With EcoBoost 4-Cylinder

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Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Edge to Debut With EcoBoost 4-Cylinder

A new reports suggests Ford will debut a new EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine at the Chicago Auto Show next week. As the new standard engine in the Ford Edge, it will produce roughly the same power as Ford’s 3.0-liter V6 but with significantly better fuel economy and emissions. As shown already in European models the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine should make aronnd 230-hp in the Edge. Ford will continue to offer the 3.5-liter V6 as the top engine offering for the sporty crossover.

The Edge will get more than just a new engine, however, and will feature a significant mid-cycle refresh including new bodywork. It will also be the first Ford model to go on sale with the company’s new MyFord Touch system, replacing all the controls on the center stack with a touch screen, voice activated controls and a steering wheel-mounted five-way controller.

For complete 2010 Chicago Auto Show coverage click here

[Source: Detroit News]

  • Paul

    How or were does a person get a job at the ford chicago plant that the state of Ill. will be getting?
    I’ve check the ford web but nothing is listed!

  • Donald Madron

    l bought a 2010 tacoma a few months ago and had transmisson problems and my 4×4 v6 truck the tech said it was wired for fog lights which it wasn’t, l guess you needed afew buck,your making your trucks with less a charging more. thats pretty bad. this is my last one

  • Barry Oland

    New GT500 points way to Mustang weight reduction.Will Ford put the 5.0 on a diet,or at least make weight reduction pieces part of SVT catalogue.As an engineering exercise would it be possible to take 100-200 lbs.out of a Mustang GT without turning vehicle into an uncivilized entity.
    Would appreciate replies with suggestions on weight reduction items.
    Sincerely,
    Barry Oland

  • Gregg

    The easiest weight loss: Go on a diet yourself and see how easy it isnt, same for cars! Once a platform is established and crash tested and gov’t certified, its very costly to take weight out and go thru re-cert. again.

    If you want less weight in a car, skip a lot of the addons like 12-speaker stereo, those speaker magnets weigh a lot for example, same for upsize wheels n tires… that alone can save 100’s of lbs…

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