The North American based automaker Ford has recently released the first details with the 1.5 liter EcoBoost powered 2014 Fusion.
Ford’s new EcoBoost engine will replace the current 1.6 liter EcoBoost with its 178 BHP but it will develop a higher torque figure, of 249 Nm (184 lb-ft), from 2,500 rpm. The unit in question has an aluminum bloc and head with twin independent camshaft timing and it is 1.5 liters in displacement, producing a total output of 178 BHP (133 kW) at 6,000 rpm and it has a peak torque of 240 Nm (177 lb-ft), available between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm.
The carmaker didn’t announce any fuel economy figures on this unit for the moment and it says that if you prefer the previous 1.6 liter EcoBoost, this will still become available, along with the six-speed manual transmission. The brand new Ford 1.5 liter EcoBoost engine, which will power the 2014 Ford Fusion, will be produced at the company’s plant in Craiova, Romania. Besides these two engines, the 2014 Fusion will also receive a 2.5L 175 HP unit, along with a 2.0 liter EcoBoost, which is good for 240 HP.