The North American based automaker Ford has recently announced that the all-new 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine has entered production at the company’s plant in Craiova, Romania.
According to the car manufacturer, the same 1.0 liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, turbocharged and direct injected, is the smallest petrol unit made by Ford. The 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine is also being made at the company’s facility in Koln, Germany, and it can be found across Europe, in two versions, with 100 HP and 125 HP, on the all-new Ford Focus, where it’s highly appreciated for its refinement, performance and fuel economy. The same engine will also be adopted onto the Ford B-MAX, the Ford C-MAX and the Ford Grand C-MAX, along with other future models.
In order to develop the all-new Ford B-MAX and the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine in Romania, in the Craiova facility, the company is investing a total of 675 million euros into the country. The Ford B-MAX will get the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine in two outputs, 100 horsepower and 120 horsepower, with the latter coming close to the Meriva, but unlike the Opel model, which is burning 6.1 liters of fuel every 100 km, the Ford vehicle will average just 4.9 liters, while emitting just 114 g/km of CO2.