The North American based automaker Ford is planning to develop a more powerful version of the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine, which should develop a total output of 150 HP.
After it was named the 2012 Engine of the Year and with the unit becoming available in more markets by the day, the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor, which is saying that the carmaker will develop a more powerful version of it, which should produce a total output of 150 horsepower (112 kW).
The EcoBoost chief, Andrew Fraser, has recently said, in an interview with Auto Express, that the 150 HP 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine will have to “complete a full development process” and go through some endurance testing which includes “engine operation from -40 to +50 degrees Celsius”. The 150 HP will be significantly more than what the current unit has to offer, where the most powerful variant is generating 123 HP (92 kW). The 150 HP version of the 1.0 liter EcoBoost is expected to be launched in Europe at first. Additional details on the power unit are limited for the moment and will probably be announced close to its launch.
Source: Auto Express