Poll: Next big "green" powertrain
What will be the next big "green" powertrain in the U.S.?
Ford Start Concept Gets 3-Cylinder EcoBoost
The Ford Start Concept, which will be unveiled at the Beijing motor show tomorrow, showcases Fordâ€™s possible future direction of urban transportation in a way that is accessible to a larger audience of car buyers.The four-passenger Ford Start Concept a fuel-efficient three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with 1.0 liter of displacement and the power of a larger I-4 engine, while delivering a CO2 rating under 100 g/km.
Designed at Ford’s California studio in Irvine, the Start Concept was created under the direction of Freeman Thomas, responsible for the recent Lincolns that have clearly influenced the new concept.
An additional feature of the interior is "MyFord Mobile Concept," a conceptual look into how to leverage smart phone interface with the popularity of personalized "apps".
The new 1.0-liter Ford EcoBoost engine is designed to use a cast iron block, cast aluminum cylinder head and cast aluminum sump. Its compression ratio will be 10:1. Its compact architecture makes it ideal for packaging in smaller vehicles – as the Start Concept demonstrates.
Further technical and timing details of the new 1.0-liter engine and the vehicles it will power will be provided closer to its production launch.
Subscribe to the RSS feed or Follow Us on Twitter for more information on green cars, green car news & green car technologies.
Recharge your electric car wherever you want. Certified by all brands!
- Geneva 2008: New Diesel Engines for Ford Mondeo, Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy
- MIT Scientists Find New Way to Generate Electricity
- Coskata Opens Semi-Commercial Feedstock Flexible Ethanol Facility
- High Performance, 92 Mpg High Mileage 3 Wheel Sport Car
- SolarCity, Rabobank to Build Fast-Charge Electric Car Charging Corridor