2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car to Get 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car to Get 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine
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The Lincoln MKT is about to get a 4-cylinder engine option, though you won’t be able to buy it. The new EcoBoost 4-cylinder will only be available on the MKT Town Car, built for fleet use by livery companies. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Potential Engine Fires

2013 Ford Escape Recalled for Potential Engine Fires
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Days after the announcement of a recall for incorrect carpet padding that could stick the brake pedal in place, Ford is issuing a voluntary recall for approximately 11,500 2013 Escapes to fix a leaking fuel line.  Continue Reading...

Will a New Era of Turbocharging Bring Back Old Problems?

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Will a New Era of Turbocharging Bring Back Old Problems?
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In an effort to squeeze as much power from every car, while making them more fuel-friendly, automakers are increasingly switching their engines to use a technology that’s not exactly new and which isn’t typically associated with fuel economy – turbocharging. Continue Reading...

New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance

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New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance
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From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles. Continue Reading...

Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices

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Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices
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With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Focus ST Overboost System: Extra 15 lb-ft for 15 Seconds

2013 Ford Focus ST Overboost System: Extra 15 lb-ft for 15 Seconds
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When we wrote about the new Ford Focus price tag and engine options, we talked about it’s impressive 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque from its 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Now we’ve learned more about the ‘overboost’ feature that allows for those incredibly high numbers. Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Explorer Sport Gets 350-Horsepower Ecoboost Engine

2013 Ford Explorer Sport Gets 350-Horsepower Ecoboost Engine
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Adding the to product range, Ford has unveiled the 2013 Ford Explorer Sport, a performance geared model which the company claims has the “highest projected fuel economy among gasoline-engine-powered, high- performance SUVs.” The new Explorer Sport package will be powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 Ecoboost engine which will make at least 350 hp. “Adding an… Continue Reading...

Ford 1.0L EcoBoost 3-Cylinder to Make 177-HP

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Ford 1.0L EcoBoost 3-Cylinder to Make 177-HP
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It almost sounds strange to hear Ford is working on a 1.0L, three-cylinder engine – especially one that could potentially make 177-hp. Gone are the days of having to rely on large V8 engines for performance, as technology pushes the envelope on smaller and more efficient powerplants with turbochargers. Possibly next on the EcoBoost line… Continue Reading...

Top 5 Surprisingly Good Cars of 2012

Top 5 Surprisingly Good Cars of 2012
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What’s the best car of 2012? Who knows. Is a Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 better than a Ferrari 458 Italia? What about the Scion FR-S? Or a Prius Plug-in Hybrid? The past year has seen the launch of numerous excellent vehicles, including some we really didn’t expect to be any good. That said, we’ve put… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2011

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Top 10 Automotive News Stories of 2011
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As another calendar year draws to a close it’s time to take a look back at the top 10 biggest stories of the year in the auto industry. It’s been a busy 12 months, starting all the way back in March when the Fiat 500 officially went on sale, marking the return of the brand… Continue Reading...

Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly

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Ford Announces New Crate Engines, 2.0L EcoBoost Coming Shortly
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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… Continue Reading...

Ford Planning Smaller EcoBoost V6, Mustang Turbo Rumors Heat Up

Ford Planning Smaller EcoBoost V6, Mustang Turbo Rumors Heat Up
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Remember the Ford Mustang SVO with it’s turbocharged engine? The Blue Oval might just dust off that old badge for a new forced induction ‘Stang, but it won’t be a turbo 4-cylinder. In fact, with earlier confirmation that the Mustang will get an Ecoboost engine, it might not be a version of the SHO’s twin-turbo… Continue Reading...

Ford Escape To Get 1.6L, 2.0L Ecoboost, L.A. Auto Show Debut

Ford Escape To Get 1.6L, 2.0L Ecoboost, L.A. Auto Show Debut
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The next generation Ford Escape is set to make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show and the decade-old SUV is set to be replaced by a much more modern crossover with three new engines. Styling-wise, the new Escape should mimic the Vertrek concept (above) that originally debuted at the 2011 Detroit Auto… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST-R Race Car Debuts At Frankfurt

Ford Focus ST-R Race Car Debuts At Frankfurt
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Ford is giving racing enthusiasts a new Focus race car option with their ST-R that debuted at Frankfurt Motor Show. The Focus ST-R race car will feature a powerful 2.0L EcoBoost engine, FIA regulation roll cage, upgraded brakes and track-tuned suspension. The race-tweaked, production-based ST-R was crafted by the engineers at Ford Racing and will… Continue Reading...

It’s Still Alive! Lincoln Navigator To Get EcoBoost Engine

It’s Still Alive! Lincoln Navigator To Get EcoBoost Engine
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If ever there was a vehicle that people seem to have completely forgotten about, it’s the Lincoln Navigator. Once a popular SUV that battled head on with the likes of the Cadillac Escalade, the Navigator has failed to win the affections of many buyers who in the luxury SUV segment. The Navigator is still around,… Continue Reading...
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