EcoBoost Technology - Animation
Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles annually in North America during the next five years.
The EcoBoost family of 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines features turbocharging and direct injection technology. Compared with more expensive hybrids and diesel engines, EcoBoost builds upon today's affordable gasoline engine and improves it, providing more customers with a way to improve fuel economy and emissions without compromising driving performance.
"EcoBoost is meaningful because it can be applied across a wide variety of engine types in a range of vehicles, from small cars to large trucks -- and it's affordable," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.
"Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies, customers can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine through fuel savings in approximately 30 months. A diesel will take an average of seven and one-half years, while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to recoup -- given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs," he said.
Ford will introduce EcoBoost on the new Lincoln MKS flagship in 2009, followed by the Ford Flex and other vehicles. By 2013, Ford will have more than half a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles on the road annually in North America.
In 2009, Ford first will introduce EcoBoost on the Lincoln MKS featuring a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. It will produce the power and torque of a V-8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V-6. In fact, with an estimated 340-horsepower and more than 340 lb.-ft. of torque, the Lincoln MKS will be the most powerful and fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive luxury sedan in the market.
More With Less
EcoBoost's combination of direct injection and turbocharging mitigates the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and Boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy.
With direct injection, fuel is injected into each cylinder of an engine in small, precise amounts. Compared to conventional port injection, direct injection produces a cooler, denser charge, delivering higher fuel economy and performance.
When combined with modern-day turbocharging -- which uses waste energy from the Exhaust gas to drive the turbine -- direct injection provides the best of both worlds: the responsiveness of a larger-displacement engine with fewer trips to the gas pump.
Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, for example, can deliver upwards of 340-plus lb.-ft. of torque across a wide engine range -- 2,000 to 5,000 rpm versus 270 to 310 lb.-ft of torque for a conventional naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V-8 over the same speed range. At the same time, this V-6 gives customers an approximate 2 mpg improvement and emits up to 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions to the environment.
Direct injection coupled with turbocharging allows for the downsizing of engines that deliver improved torque and performance. A small 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine has the capability of producing more torque than a larger 4-cylinder engine -- nearly an entire liter larger in displacement -- with better fuel efficiency.
The real-world fuel economy benefit is consistent no matter the drive cycle, meaning the engine is efficient in the city as well as on the highway -- unlike hybrids, which are most efficient in stop-and-go traffic. In addition, customers who tow and haul -- and have long turned to more expensive diesel powertrains for their superior towing capabilities -- can find the engine performance they need from an EcoBoost powertrain.
EcoBoost -- combined with multi-speed transmissions, advanced electric power steering, weight reductions and aerodynamic improvements -- is part of Ford Motor Company's strategy to deliver sustainable, quality vehicles that customers want and value. Additional hybrid offerings and diesel engines are planned for light-duty vehicles.
Longer term, Ford plans to remain aggressive in the development of plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles.
"We know that what will make the biggest difference is applying the right technology on volume vehicles that customers really want and value and can afford," said Kuzak. "EcoBoost puts an affordable technology within reach for millions of customers, and Ford's systems approach adds up to a big idea that differentiates Ford's sustainability strategy in the market."
2010 Ford Taurus/SHO NHTSA Frontal Impact
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Femur load l/r1 (lb) 355 / 324-312 / 781
The Taurus is back with a new look, more safety features and the legendary SHO!
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When Ford announced its all-new 2010 Taurus SHO as a new-generation premium performance sedan, we took it to mean the term literally. So what better yardstick to measure Ford's claim than a current premium performance sedan with a proven record, the 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey?
The twin-turbo Taurus wouldn't have it easy, seeing how the Infiniti G35 sedan had dethroned the BMW 335i sedan in our five-car comparison last year. More recently a G37 devoured Acura's high-tech TL SH-AWD without so much as a by-your-leave in a head-to-head comparison.
But perhaps the reanimated Super High Output (SHO) Taurus will once again have a few sleeper sedan tricks for the establishment.
Real World Test Drive 2010 Taurus SHO
This is not your father's Muscle Car: This blisteringly fast All-Wheel Drive piece of Detroit steel will get the kids to school in more types of weather for a lot less gas a little less money than you might think. Grant Winter reports:
2011 Taurus SHO Turbo installation
This is how they install the one of the twin turbo's on the 2011 Ford Taurus SHO 3.5L engine at the Cleveland, OH plant. This was filmed on a private tour of the plant by the SHOCLUB during the 2010 SHO Convention in Dearborn, MI.
Ford Ecoboost Animation
Sticking with the recent trend of 'less is more', Ford has unveiled its new series of EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines at the Frankfurt motor show today.
Turbo SHO takes on several worthy challengers
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418WHP and 509FT-LBS
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442WHP and 340FT-LBS
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2011 Ford Taurus SHO AWD Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Review
In this review, we take a very in-depth look at the 2011 Ford Taurus SHO AWD. The vehicle was provided courtesy of yet another one of our good friends, Grapevine Ford/ Lincoln, in Grapevine, TX for us to review. This review is designed to provide accurate information to both car enthusiasts and potential consumers alike.
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Start Up, Engine, and Full Tour
I finally get to check out the all new 2010 SHO, one of my personal favorite cars, this is a complete departure for ford which completely redefines the taurus nameplate. I give a full in depth review and tour of the car, start it up, demonstrate the 12 speaker sony stereo, and show the 3.5L twin turbo EcoBoost V6, enjoy!
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A twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera on Dyno at Heffner Performance. TT SL. This is not an Underground Racing car.
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New 2013 Ford Taurus Sho! (The Taurus gets big upgrades this year)
The new Ford Taurus SHO is the sportiest Taurus yet to wear the coveted performance badge. With its unique blend of the award-winning, fuel-efficient EcoBoost™ engine, enhanced driving dynamics and performance-inspired design, the new Ford Taurus SHO shows it means business. An unprecedented combination of horsepower, technology and fuel economy takes this acclaimed sporting sedan to a whole new level.
"The Taurus SHO has always followed the original formula of stealthy sleeper, and the new model is no exception," said Gordon Platto, chief designer. "We wanted to keep the subtle, understated, yet sporty elegance, but at the same time we knew it was time to even more fully differentiate the Super High Output model from other Taurus series models."
Inspired by SHO buyers and club enthusiasts, the design team knew just what to do.
"Listening to SHO buyers and enthusiasts encouraged us to strengthen the design and the driving quality for the new 2013 model," said Platto. "For us, this was a clear indication that SHO customers have passionate feelings about aesthetics and design as well as performance."
Distinctive design, signature technology
For the new Ford Taurus SHO, subtle differentiation from the other members of the Taurus family starts up front, with a performance-inspired grille in black mesh - unique to the SHO - flanked by series-specific high-intensity discharge headlamps. Behind the front wheel openings, a fender-mounted scallop contains a subtle SHO badge. *I don't own these photos or the music. They are used for entertainment purposes only. Full credit goes to their makers*