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

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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.

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[Source: Detroit News]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Barry Oland Barry Oland on Feb 08, 2010

    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 Gregg on Feb 13, 2010

    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...