Customized Ford Focus STs Video, First Look: 2012 SEMA Show

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Ford unveiled five individually customized versions of its new Focus ST hot hatch at the 2012 SEMA Show. Continue Reading...

Ford Unleashes Gang of Focus STs on 2012 SEMA Show

Ford Unleashes Gang of Focus STs on 2012 SEMA Show
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Ford unveiled five individually customized versions of its new Focus ST hot hatch today at the 2012 SEMA Show. Continue Reading...

NASCAR Drivers Compete in Ford Fusion MPG Challenge – Video

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To promote its new 2013 Ford Fusion EcoBoost model, the American automaker grabbed its NASCAR team drivers and pitted them against one another in a MPG challenge. Continue Reading...

Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Race Car Sets Nürburgring Record

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Ford 1.0L EcoBoost Race Car Sets Nürburgring Record
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Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has already been recognized as the 2012 International Engine of the Year, and now, adding to its list of accolades, a street legal Ford race car powered by the three-cylinder EcoBoost has just set the 11th fastest lap time on the Nürburgring. Continue Reading...

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...