Ford's made formal the worst kept secret in Dearborn, spilling the beans on their upcoming four cylinder EcoBoost engine. Officials are saying the engine will make at least 230 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque.
We knew the engine was already in development, as a 1.6 liter version was displayed in the Lincoln C Concept from the Detroit Auto Show, but that only made 180 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque, the production version will apparently be getting significantly more grunt. With 230 HP and 240 lb-ft of torque it really is making V6 power in a 2.0 liter four-cylinder package, and if it makes good on the promise of improved fuel economy, so much the better. Ford's hinting that the engine isn't necessarily debuting in a car, which means it might make its way into something like the Escape or next-generation Ranger. [Edmunds Straightline]
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