2014 Ten Best Engines List Released by Ward’s Auto

2014 Ten Best Engines List Released by Ward’s Auto
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With an increased focus on efficiency, engines are constantly being updated. New technology is being added, such as direct injection, while older techniques are being refined, including turbocharging. Continue Reading...

Shelby Hints at EcoBoost-Powered Vehicle: 2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview

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Shelby Hints at EcoBoost-Powered Vehicle: 2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview
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Famed Ford tuner Shelby American has revealed that it’ll be heading to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with several new products for its consumers,  including one surprise. Continue Reading...

In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?

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In Memoriam: The V8 Engine 1900-201?
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With the oil crisis of the ‘70s many predicted the death of the V8 engine, but it has continued to solider on. With Chrysler and Infiniti execs recently commenting that there’s no place for eight-cylinder cars in the future of their respective brands, this time, are the V8 engine’s days finally numbered? 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...

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lincoln MKT

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Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Lincoln MKT
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This week’s subject for AutoGuide’s Five-Point Inspection is the Lincoln MKT. It comes standard with a 3.7-liter V6, but our tester came equipped with Ford’s EcoBoost twin-turbo V6, which is EPA rated at 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. The base price is $45,285, while a fully loaded version can reach up to $50,780. Read on to… 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...

Ford Australia Sells EcoBoost With Frogs in Quirky New Ad – Video

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It’s been a long time since Budweiser first debuted its infamous commercial starring our favorite amphibians. But this time around, Ford of Australia has turned to the assistance of toads to show off its EcoBoost engines. If this is already sounding strange, it gets stranger. In fact, the majority of the ad is just a… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Escape Gets Best in Class Towing in Obscure Segment

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2013 Ford Escape Gets Best in Class Towing in Obscure Segment
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Ford has just announced the 2013 Escape will get an official tow rating of 3,500 lbs., which makes it best-in-class out of all small turbocharged SUVs – an rather obscure statistic. The Escape used to be powered by a 3.0L V6, and carried a 3,500 lbs. tow rating, same as the new Escape. Now with… 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...
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