EcoBoost vs The V8s! Our 2011 Ford Flex EcoBoost takes on some V8s in a 1/4 mile Drag Race! Best run of the day was firstname.lastname@example.org MPH! Also ran a 12.978 and a bunch of 13.0s! Thanks to Livernois Motorsports for tuning! And thanks to MRT for all the installation work, Exhaust system and cool paint job! And of course Alky Controls for the great product!
Boosting the Ford Eco Boost [S6 Ep.6-1]
One of the hottest new rigs on the market is the Ford F150 with the new 6
cylinder eco-Boost engine. But is
it all it can be? Well, today on GEARZ Stacey takes a new eco-Boost powered Ford and shows you some simple
upgrades that can Boost performance
AND fuel economy of this great new engine...at a price you can afford.
Then Stacey rolls in the nastiest, grungiest, barn-find Mustang that you can imagine and
shows you the steps and tools required to buff an old nasty paint job back
to life. Did we mention that this paint is BLACK!?! All to prove the point
that if it can be done with a black car...it can be done with any car...and
GEARZ is the show that shows you how to do it!
2013 Ford Flex EcoBoost Car Video & Crossover Review
http://www.autobytel.com/ford/flex/2013/ The 2013 Ford Flex is a crossover
vehicle that has won the hearts of many owners out there. Part car, part
van, and part station wagon; the Flex is full of surprises. Can any other
station wagon haul seven people and all their gear with over 365 horsepower? There are 3
different trim levels starting with the SE which costs $30,885, the SEL
which costs $33,225, up to the Limited EcoBoost AWD which costs $43,850.
There is quite a big gap there but the 3 different trims come in either FWD
or AWD configurations. The SE and SEL are powered by a 3.5 Liter V-6 that
pushes 285 horsepower while getting 18
MPG in the city and 25MPG on the highway. Step up to the twin-turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost engine with AWD will cost you a few
miles per gallon (16 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway), but you
get 365 horsepower
and 350 lb-ft. of torque in return.
The 3rd row seating features a 50/50 split folding bench. The 2013 Ford
Flex is quite versatile and there is a ton of cargo room with over 80 cubic
feet of storage space. The doors are large enough to make entering and
exiting the vehicle a breeze. There is a lot of legroom for adults. Also
the Flex can be purchased with all the Ford technology available like Voice
Activated Navigation to the SYNC in-car connectivity system.
On the outside there is no mistaking the 2013 Ford Flex with any old
crossover or station wagon. The styling is bold and Ford took some risks
with the interesting grille up front, chrome accents, and the grooved door
panels that run down the side of the Flex. The two-tone paint gives the
Flex a modern throw-back feel. The large 20-inch aluminum wheels make a
visual statement. The 2013 Ford Flex is definitely one of the coolest
crossover cruisers out there.
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Idiots + Burnouts = COPS!
Long story short, smack talking turned to burnouts which turned into a
confrontation by the local authorities.
For more antics from the Mustang owner check out
Thanks to lsxtv:
Raptor vs. Ram Runner: Head to Head
Get behind the wheel of each truck with pro off-road driver Chad Ragland,
who gives his impressions of the Ram and the Raptor while pounding the
desert sand and tackling monster bumps.
2013 Ford Taurus SHO EcoBoost Test Drive & Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/ford/taurus/2013/sho-awd/ The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
is a comfortable cruiser with a mean bite. This full-sized sedan packs 365
getting good fuel economy numbers. The SHO is the top of the line Taurus
model packed with all the features and options that Ford could cram into
this vehicle. The base price on the Taurus SHO is $39,200 and there are
really no other vehicles in this segment that can match the performance at
this price point.
The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO is powered by a twin-turbo 3.5 liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that gives the power of a V-8
with the fuel economy of a V-6. This engine also features direct injection
which sprays fuel directly into the cylinder; which in turn gives you
optimal performance with lower emissions. The power output is 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of
torque. The 6-speed automatic transmission features steering wheel mounted
shifters. Power is put down to the ground through an AWD system that uses
Torque Vectoring which keeps the car in control by applying brake pressure
between the front and rear wheels. This not only keep the passengers safe
and the drive in control but it also allows the Taurus SHO to hug corners.
On the outside the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO gets a couple of updates over the
previous model. There are new projector beam headlights with daytime
running LED lights that make a real visual impact. The SHO model gets a
unique piano-black mesh grille with chrome accent pieces. Also exclusive to
the SHO model is the sporty and functional rear spoiler that increases
downforce. Underneath the full-size sedan lives a true dual Exhaust system that not only aids in the
performance department; but it also looks and sounds cool. 19-inch aluminum
rims are standard on the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO model but you can upgrade to
either 20-inch machined or 20-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in high
On the inside the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO sports Multi-contour seats with
active motion which give the front passengers a lower back and upper leg
message. These leather trimmed units have both a heating and cooling
mechanism built in. The push button start is a must for any technologically
advanced sedan. The instrument cluster features a speedometer in the middle
surrounded by a LCD screen on each side that is customizable to display the
information that is most important to the driver. Both the steering wheel
and the voice activated SYNC system can control the radio, phone,
navigation, climate controls, and more. The stereo system features 12
speakers located throughout the interior of the car and HD Radio is
standard on the SHO. All of the technology in the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO is
easily within reach.
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2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost - First Test
Motor Trend senior editor Jonny Lieberman tests out the 2012 Ford Explorer
EcoBoost to see if it has what it
takes to compete in the sport/utility arena.
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Ford EcoBoost Engine 2011
All-New, Fuel-Efficient 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost
Engine to debut in European Focus range
All-new engine will debut in the European Ford Focus early in 2012 --
offering the performance of a conventional 1.6-litre engine with less than
120g/km CO2 emissions
Smallest EcoBoost engine features
advanced turbo-charging technology,
improved twin variable camshaft design and intelligent ancillaries to
deliver performance that belies its small size
Other European Fords to benefit from this new 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine include the C-MAX in 2012,
followed later by the highly acclaimed all-new Ford B-MAX
COLOGNE, Germany, Sep. 12, 2011 -- Ford has confirmed the first production
applications for its smallest-ever EcoBoost engine at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
With only 3 cylinders and 1.0 litre of displacement, the new EcoBoost engine will provide fuel-efficient power
for three models in the European product range -- first the Focus, followed
by C-MAX and the all-new Ford B-MAX.
The new 1.0-litre engine is the latest addition to Ford's global family of
EcoBoost engines, which currently
range in capacity from 1.6 to 3.5 litres globally. Downsized EcoBoost engines feature turbocharging, direct injection and other
technologies and replace larger engines with no loss of performance and
with lower consumption.
Ford will introduce two versions of the 1.0-litre engine in the Focus in
Europe in early 2012 with 100PS and 120PS and 5-speed and 6-speed manual
transmissions respectively. Ultimately, this all-new engine will be made
available in Ford models in North America, China and in other regions.
"By offering the Focus with an advanced small-displacement petrol engine
Ford is not only making a major statement on how serious we are about
engine downsizing -- it also shows the strength of our development and
engineering capabilities. To produce a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with such impressive
performance and fuel economy is a clear example of our commitment to be
class-leading in fuel economy," said Graham Hoare, Executive Director,
Powertrain, Ford of Europe.
With its 1.0-litre capacity, the 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine will be the smallest engine
currently produced by Ford. Yet, despite its small capacity and
proportions, the forward-thinking design delivers power and performance to
rival a traditional 1.6-litre petrol engine while emitting less than
120g/km CO2 in the Focus.
Compact and Responsive
Developed at Ford's Dunton Technical Centre in the UK, this direct-injected
EcoBoost engine features a new
compact, high performance turbocharger
design. The extremely fast response of the turbocharger and its ability to reach nearly
250,000rpm results in virtually no turbo
lag and peak torque of 170Nm from 1,300-4,500rpm in the 120PS variant.
The all-new EcoBoost engine also
features an Exhaust manifold cast into
the cylinder head, which lowers the temperature of the Exhaust gases and in turn enables the engine to
run with the optimum fuel-to-air ratio across a wider rev band.
An advanced "split cooling" system reduces fuel consumption by warming the
engine more quickly and -- unlike the larger EcoBoost engines -- cast iron has been selected
for the block, reducing the amount of energy needed for warm-up by up to 50
per cent compared with aluminium.
Intelligent ancillaries such as a variable air-conditioning compressor and
oil pump also reduce demand on the engine -- improving economy and
emissions -- while special coatings for engine components and intricate
development of engine geometry result in minimal frictional losses.
Ford Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter and Ford Smart Regenerative
Charging will also be available as part of the Focus and C-MAX 1.0-litre
Like its larger capacity siblings, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will use Ti-VCT twin variable
camshaft timing to further improve performance and economy. Ford has also
employed an all-new camshaft actuator to speed up response times without
Smooth and Refined
In the all-new 1.0-litre Ford EcoBoost engine, the emphasis in development has
been on delivering both smooth and refined performance.
Engine refinement is improved thanks to an innovative design that immerses
the two main engine drive belts in oil -- resulting in quieter and more
efficient running but with the durability of a chain. Careful attention has
also been paid to mitigating the natural vibrations of the 3-cylinder
Rather than employ the traditional method of adding energy-draining
balancer shafts, Ford engineers have deliberately "unbalanced" the flywheel
and pulley to offset the engine configuration. Ford believes these
innovations combined with optimised engine mounts will deliver a truly
refined performance feel perfected during 720,000km of tests -- including
360,000km of durability trials and 10,000km of environmental testing.
7-seat crossover comparison test
We test the Dodge Durango, Ford Flex EcoBoost, and Honda Pilot to see how different
large crossovers can be.
So: a wagon-like Ford, a car-based Honda, and a truck-based Dodge? Yeah,
that's pretty different.
Ford Flex Titanium Review
Kyle from The Techno Files does his usual long winded video review of the
Ford Flex. Be sure to check out the other videos from The Techno Files and
go to the website that is shown in the video.
2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Chases 200 MPH! - Ignition Episode 18
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the most powerful production
car made in America - the new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. After running the
GT500 through Motor Trend's instrumented testing gauntlet, including top
speed pulls on the Dyno, we head to Kingman,
Arizona, where pro racer Randy Pobst gets behind the wheel to see if Ford's
662-HP beast can break the elusive 200 mph barrier.
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