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The ‘Magic’ Of The 1.0L Ford EcoBoost Engine Explained In Simple Terms: Video

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While the practice of turbocharging internal combustion engines is certainly nothing new, even a basic understanding of how such forced-induction systems work and what benefits they might yield isn’t necessarily common knowledge.

So, to help sell customers on the idea of the Ford EcoBoost line of turbocharged, small-displacement engines – and the 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder in particular – Ford has released a series of videos featuring a cartoon representation of Global Powertrain Technology Communications Manager Paul Seredynski. Over the course of three brief segments, Mr. Seredynski explains the basic function and appeal of the Ford EcoBoost engine family.

In a nutshell, the Ford EcoBoost philosophy of “small but mighty” is apt in describing the thinking behind the automaker’s recent turbocharger push. Turbos like those used in the Ford EcoBoost line are among the simplest of methods to increase “specific power output” of an engine, or power-per-liter. Since engines are generally heavy objects which contribute significantly to overall vehicle mass, offering the same output in a smaller package can be enormously advantageous for fuel economy.

But that’s just our take on the matter. For more on the “magic” of the Ford EcoBoost engine family, watch the video above.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. As an Engineering student in college (1970) I did a simple research on gas engine improvements, and described how the gas turbine-compressor helped a piston engine develop more torque (and HP). Later in 1986 I build the Revell 1/3 scale model of the turbocharged Ford 4-cylinder engine http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=23269 so in a way I had technical training of this engine but never had a turbocharged vehicle. Now I read how Ford has installed many turbocharged engines with EcoBoost in larger vehciles (Explorer and Fusion) and I wonder about the durability and long life of such engine, over-reving for heavier vehicles.

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