Home / Auto News / News article: Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Dec 09 2011, 6:00 PM

For decades, we’ve known Ford crate engines to be huge V8 powerplants packing plenty of cubic inches and power. But Ford has been quietly offering a 2.0L inline-four from its old Focus for midget racers but very few even paid attention to that option.

Now Ford has added their new-generation 2.0L Focus engine and looks to add an EcoBoost variant in the future. Ford announced a pair of new V8 crate motors for 2012, adding a 347 pushrod motor based on the historic Boss 302 block. With 363-cubic inches, it packs 500-hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The other new crate engine is a 427-cubic inch powerplant and is based on Ford’s Boss 351 engine block. With Ford Racing’s X-heads system, it makes 500-hp and 520 lb-ft of torque.

But the new addition of the 2.0L inline-four from the Focus is what’s making headlines, with its 160-hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. The naturally aspirated engine will be complemented by EcoBoost offerings which means turbocharged power for all. The 2.0L EcoBoost for example in the new Explorer makes 240-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque which suddenly becomes a very appealing engine for small race cars to mid-sized boats.

Unfortunately Ford hasn’t announced availability on the EcoBoost crate engines.

[Source: Automobile Mag]

  • Rob

    that’s cool but what everyone really wants is the Engine that competes with V8s and offers V6 milage. The 3.5 Ecoboost is the most hyped up engine I have seen in awhile and one of the most sought after. When will we see a create of the 3.5 is what people really want to know?

  • J.T. Williams

    I’m waiting for either the 3.7 N/A or ecoboost 3.5 for conversion into my 1961 ford falcon. I go to “Hot August” nights every year and am sick of cookie cutter 350-350 engines.

    The days of the fat blocks are gone. I’m going 100% high tech with my conversion.

    jt in california

  • scott