As Ford continues to downsize their engines, they've just announced plans to build a 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It will provide the performance of a four-cylinder, yet be fuel efficient at the same time. The 1.0-liter will also feature a turbocharger, direct injection and Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) with output at approximately 120hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. Another feature will include an advanced split cooling system, which can significantly save fuel in colder temperatures.
The 1.0-liter three-cylinder is the smallest engine Ford has ever built, as they continue to expand their green energy friendly path. At the same time, they claim the new engine will continue to allow drivers to save on fuel costs in a fluctuating economy. On top of this, Ford plans to also release a new in-house engineered eight-speed hybrid e-CVT transmission (electronic continuously variable) for their hybrid models. More information will be revealed regarding both at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.