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The Ford EcoBoost is a motor that uses a mixture of direct fuel injection and turbocharging. This gives Ford the ability to increase fuel efficacy while raising power. Below we will discuss these two important factors.
The first part of EcoBoosts formula is direct injection. Direct injection is a type of fuel injection which is the way gas is introduced or “injected” into the motor. Standard fuel injection uses the intake to help bring gas into the cylinders. Direct injection bypasses this system and results in a more refined way of mixing air and fuel. This is the “Eco” in EcoBoost and makes the powertrain more efficient. Without this innovation Ford would not have been able to use these motors in production cars. As times have called for more and more emission friendly automotive & trucks.
What really sets the EcoBoost motor apart from Fords other engine line up is the Turbo Charger. Ford is not new to turbocharged powertrains having developed numerous race engines and production motors. A lot of these power trains were partnerships with Cosworth but these motors never saw life in the states. Most of these cars were sold in England and Europe.
So the Turbo Charger is a device that pushes motor air into the intake side of the motor. What makes a turbo unique is that is recycles wasted exhaust gases. This is advantage over a supercharger as there is no parasitic drag on the power train. Its Free Power per say and the more power the motor can make the more boost it can create.
This is what makes the “BOOST” in the EcoBoost powertrain.