Honeywell to Turbocharge First Ford EcoBoost Engine
Honeywell has been selected
by Ford to develop turbochargers for its first introduction of the Ford
EcoBoost engine on next year's 2010 Lincoln MKS. The new turbocharged
3.5L V6 engine will perform like a large V8, but will deliver the
fuel economy of a V6, according to Ford.
Ford's EcoBoost engine range is creating a new dynamic in the
equation between power, fuel economy and CO2 output that will result in
powerful, yet fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered luxury sedans, said the
"It's fitting that Ford asked Honeywell, the world's largest and
most innovative turbo maker in the world, to help launch the first
truly efficient downsized turbocharged gasoline engine in the U.S.,"
said Adriane Brown, president and CEO, Honeywell Transportation
Systems. "Honeywell is proud to partner with Ford on its first EcoBoost
engine, and to give American drivers a fuel-efficient, lower emitting
vehicle that doesn't compromise on performance."
To help bring this pioneering engine to market, Honeywell leveraged
the latest advances in turbine design and materials to optimize the
performance and ensure the reliability of its modern gasoline turbo
technology. The twin-turbo 3.5L V6 will deliver upwards of
340-plus lb.ft. (461Nm) of torque across a wide engine range 2,000
to 5,000 rpm versus 270 to 310 lb.ft. (366Nm to 420Nm) of torque
for a conventional naturally aspirated 4.6L V8 over the same
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