Ford has announced it’s smallest EcoBoost engine yet – a new 1.0L three-cylinder forced induction engine that promises the power of current normally aspirated 1.6L engines.

They’ve not revealed any specific power output for the 1.0 litre engine right now, but just as a comparison, their current 1.6L Ti-VCT normally aspirated engine found in cars like the Ford Fiesta makes 120 PS and 152Nm of torque.

The small engine is chock full of technology, you’ve got:

  • An offset crankshaft that helps improve fuel economy
  • A split cooling system that allows the cylinder block to warm up before the cylinder head, which saves fuel especially in cold weather
  • One piece exhaust manifold integrated into the head, which saves weight and is claimed to allow lower exhaust gas temperatures, which enables a better air fuel ratio.
  • Direct injection
  • Ti-VCT variable camshaft timing on both intake and exhaust
  • A turbocharger, naturally!

There’s already an indication that this 1.0 litre turbo engine will eventually replace the 1.6 litre Ti-VCT engine currently in the Fiesta, as the Fiesta-based new B-MAX Concept made its debut with this 1.0 litre engine. You can find out more about EcoBoost at Ford Malaysia’s EcoBoost microsite.