Ford Fusion to get 3-cylinder EcoBoost in North America image

The North American based automaker Ford is planning to introduce a new three-cylinder engine for the Fusion on its local auto market.

Rumors are saying that the new generation of the Ford Focus will gain a sixth engine for its North American market on the 2014 model year, the same one which made its debut on the Mondeo in China just a few days ago. Ford didn’t release any specifications on this new powertrain but in the Asian country, the unit is coming as a three-cylinder 1.6 liter turbocharged EcoBoost petrol, which is good for 177 HP (132 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 new three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol burner for the Ford Fusion is yet to be confirmed for the North American market, but if this turns out to be true, than it will join the lineup made out of the 2.5L inline four-cylinder with 175 GP, the 16L turbo inline four-cylinder with 178 HP, the 2.0 liter turbo inline four-cylinder with 240 HP and the 2.0 liter hybrid with 141 HP. The new 1.5L EcoBoost is rumored to come with an automatic transmission and stop/start system.

Source: Ford Inside News