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Award-Winning 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Coming to North America Next Year in the New Ford Fiesta

 Award-Winning 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Coming to North America Next Year in
                             the New Ford Fiesta

PR Newswire

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 19, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  oFord's newest EcoBoost^® engine is expected to deliver the best fuel
    economy of any non-hybrid car sold in America
  oFord's patented 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be the most refined and
    powerful in its class
  oGlobal sales of EcoBoost engines are at 520,000 units and growing fast

The new 2014 Ford Fiesta on sale next year will be the first vehicle available
in the United States with Ford's award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost^® engine.
Though the car has not yet undergone EPA testing, it is expected to be
certified as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car available in the United
States.

The smallest engine available in its class, Ford's patented 1.0-liter EcoBoost
won't be short on power, torque or refinement. The smooth, quiet-running
engine is projected to produce 123 horsepower and peak torque of 148 lb.-ft.

"Customers are going to be pleasantly surprised at what the smallest member of
the EcoBoost engine family can do," said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of
Powertrain Engineering. "Most customers are not going to be thinking about the
number of cylinders under the hood when they drive the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost
Fiesta. They'll notice an extremely smooth and quiet idle, terrific
acceleration accompanied by a sporty sound at high revs, and – most
importantly – outstanding fuel economy."

The newest member of Ford's global EcoBoost engine family, the 1.0-liter will
join the most fuel-efficient lineup in Ford Motor Company's history. Next
year, Ford will offer eight vehicles rated at 40 mpg or higher – double
today's total, and more than any other automaker. Ford tops Toyota in fuel
economy in every segment in which both companies compete.

The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine in the Fiesta expands Ford's power of choice
strategy by giving customers interested in a very fuel-efficient car a new
alternative.

Pricing is not yet set, but as with the other EcoBoost engines available
across Ford's car, truck, SUV and crossover lineup, the 1.0-liter will be a
very affordable option. Adding an EcoBoost engine costs about $995 in most
Ford vehicles.

"Many customers would like the fuel efficiency of a modern diesel or a hybrid,
but can't stretch their budgets to cover the cost premium," said Bakaj.
"That's where the EcoBoost Fiesta fits in. It will offer a highly
fuel-efficient alternative at a lower cost." 

Newest EcoBoost engine – a game changer
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is unlike any engine in Ford's 109-year history.
Not only is it the company's first three-cylinder engine, but it debuts many
new technologies never before seen in a Ford vehicle. These include an offset
crankshaft; variable oil pump; split cooling system; external-balancing,
super-small, responsive turbocharger; and a timing belt immersed in engine
oil.

The result of the 1.0-liter's advanced design is a quiet, smooth-running
engine that develops roughly the same output as a 1.6-liter four-cylinder. But
with about 25 percent fewer moving parts, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost is able to
deliver higher fuel economy and lower emissions.

"We really focused on reducing the amount of energy the 1.0-liter EcoBoost
engine uses by paying very close attention to such things as bearing sizes,
piston ring tension and thermal management," said Bob Fascetti, director, Ford
Global Engine Engineering. "For instance, we decided not to use a balance
shaft in the engine because it adds weight and increases friction or parasitic
losses. So we balance the engine externally with the crankshaft pulley and
flywheel."

Super-successful debut
Since being launched in the spring in the Ford Focus in Europe, the 1.0-liter
EcoBoost engine has established itself as one of the most noteworthy engines
of 2012. In April it was voted International Engine of the Year by a jury of
76 journalists from 36 countries. In June it set 16 land speed records at a
racetrack in France. In October the 1.0-liter EcoBoost was given a
Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine, and this month the engine
won the prestigious DeWar Trophy in Great Britain.

In Europe, where the diesel engine is king, the 1.0-liter engine now accounts
for about 30 percent of sales in the Focus. The 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine is
just now launching in the B-MAX and C-MAX, and will also be offered in the
all-new Mondeo.

The 1.0-liter engine is the fourth member of Ford's global EcoBoost engine
family. Since launch in 2009, Ford has sold more than 520,000
EcoBoost-equipped vehicles globally and expects volume to grow to 1.6 million
in 2013.

Ford has more than 125 patents on its EcoBoost engine technology, and the
number of patents continues to grow.

EcoBoost combines turbocharging with gasoline direct injection and variable
valve timing to allow a smaller engine to replace a larger one with no loss of
performance and at least a 20 percent gain in fuel economy.

"We're extremely proud of the amazing success the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine
has achieved in such a short time," said Bakaj. "We think it will do extremely
well here in the United States. With the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in the
F-150, we learned customers will embrace smaller engines as long as you don't
ask them to sacrifice performance. The 1.0-liter will deliver three things
that matter most to our customers – value for the dollar, terrific fuel
economy and great performance."

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six
continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the
company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides
financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information
regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit
http://corporate.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

Website: http://www.ford.com
Contact: Richard Truett, +1-313-323-7045, rtruett1@ford.com, or Craig Daitch,
+1-313-594-7903, cdaitch@ford.com
 
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