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5-Millionth Ford EcoBoost Model Rolls Off Assembly Line

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/17/2015 Megan Stewart

Less than three years ago, Ford announced it had built its 500,000th model equipped with an EcoBoost engine. However, last week at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich., a Ford Focus equipped with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost I-3 rolled off the line, marking the 5-millionth EcoBoost vehicle produced.

Ford first launched the program back in 2009 on the Taurus SHO with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. While less than 14,500 EcoBoost engines were produced that year, 62,704 Taurus SHOs were built during its first full year in 2010. Ford is now producing more than 200,000 EcoBoost engines a month worldwide.

This milestone also coincides with the first full year that the automaker is offering EcoBoost engines across 100-percent of its passenger vehicle lineup in the United States. The EcoBoost family includes seven different engines, ranging from the small but mighty 1.0-liter three-cylinder to the powerful 3.5-liter V-6.

2015 Ford Focus 1 0 liter EcoBoost© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Ford Focus 1 0 liter EcoBoost

Applications for the EcoBoost range aren't limited to just high-fuel-economy compacts, of course. The new 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost under the hood of the 2016 Ford Focus RS delivers more than 315 hp, while tuned 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engines make 450 hp in the new Raptor and more than 600 hp in the upcoming Ford GT.

Source: Ford


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