Ford Reveals New EcoBlue Diesel Engine

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Ford has revealed its all-new EcoBlue diesel engine, claiming that it is cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor.

The new 2.0-liter EcoBlue is taking over from the 2.2-liter Duratorq powerplant, and Ford says that fuel efficiency has been improved by 13 percent thanks to a new crankshaft, camshaft and belt-in-oil system. A new turbocharger is also present, which uses Inconel, an alloy of nickel containing chromium and iron, to improve heat resistance.

Considering the current climate surrounding diesel emissions thanks to Volkswagen, it is also important that this new engine meet strict standards. Ford claims that the engine meets Euro 6 emissions standards, which will be implemented in September of 2016, requiring a 55-percent NOx emission reduction compared to the previous Euro 5 standard.

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For now, this little diesel will serve in Ford’s commercial van lineup, eventually spreading to passenger cars. Three different states of tune will be available ranging from 105 horsepower up to 170 hp for the vans. When fitted to a passenger car, the 2.0-liter will be able to produce between 200 and 240 hp. Torque is also improved on this engine, with peak output coming at 1,250 rpm.

Besides meeting Euro 6 standards, Ford says that this engine meets global emissions standards, so it is possible that it will come to the U.S. in the Transit lineup.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Apr 27, 2016

    i heard it's getting a turbo with a 10% smaller impeller and 15% smaller compressor. WOW! max torque at 1,250RPM? This has the potential to be a mighty towing engine.

  • Chris Daigle Chris Daigle on Apr 28, 2016

    2 liters? Is this the full sized Transit or the Transit Connect? How much torque?