Twin-Force

Ford is developing a new range of inline-4, V6 and V8 engines that employ what it calls Twin-Force technology, a term it has trademarked but basically means an engine that uses twin-turbocharging as well as direct injection. The first Twin-Force engine to go to production will be a 3.5 litre V6 that’s set to debut in the upcoming Lincoln MKS.

A DSG-style self-shifting manual gearbox from GetRag called Power Shift is also in the works to go with the Twin-Force engines, a combination that Ford says will deliver diesel-like fuel economy from petrol engines.

The prototype Twin-Force engine in the Lincoln MKR Concept shown earlier this year made 415 horsepower and 542Nm of torque, giving an idea of what kind of power the production engines will be putting out.

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