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2014 Ford Fiesta To Get 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine

The new 2014 Ford Fiesta on sale next year will be the first vehicle available in the United States with Ford’s award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Though the car has not yet undergone EPA testing, it is expected to be certified as the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid car available in the United States.

The smallest engine available in its class, Ford’s patented 1.0-liter EcoBoost won’t be short on power, torque or refinement. The smooth, quiet-running engine is projected to produce 123 horsepower and peak torque of 148 lb.-ft. read more »


Ford C-MAX Energi Hybrid to Deliver 550-Mile Range

The new Ford C-MAX Energi is expected to achieve more than 20 miles of electric-only range – nearly double the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid – and a 550-mile overall range to become the first hybrid vehicle ever that can be driven from Sacramento toSan Diego on a single tank of gas and make the average American commute without gasoline.

With a maximum electric-only speed projected to top that of Prius plug-in, C-MAX Energi drivers might be able to reach wherever they’re going a little faster, too. read more »


Ford F-250 Sets Diesel Land Speed Records

“Just because it’s ‘green’ doesn’t mean it’s slow.” That’s the mantra of Brent Hajek, owner of Hajek Motorsports and record-setting driver of the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup truck that sped to an amazing new 182 mph land speed record running on a 20 percent (B20) biodiesel blend at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utahlast month.

The Ford F-Series is already known for its unparalleled capability and power, but Ford Motor Company engineers and Hajek set out this time to demonstrate that the 2011 Super Duty is also the cleanest, most powerful Power Stroke engine ever, capable of performing just as well, if not better, on B20 biodiesel blends as it does on regular petroleum diesel, even under the most demanding conditions.   read more »