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Ford EcoBoost I-4 Engine Production Will Continue Into 2028

The Blue Oval currently has a full stable of ICE engines in its arsenal – many of them belonging to the Ford EcoBoost family – which power a wide array of models. However, with major investments into electrification in recent years – and many more planned for future years, it’s worth wondering just how long some of these powerplants will stick around. We recently gained some insight into this particular question thanks to Ford’s tentative contract agreement with the UAW and its planned investments in products and production facilities, which revealed that its supercharged 5.2L V8 powerplant will likely live on through the life of that deal – which will extend into April 2028, if approved – but it also contains some interesting information about a handful of Ford EcoBoost engines, too.

Ford United Auto Workers UAW New Contract Product Investments

According to this product roadmap, Ford will invest $100 million into the Cleveland Engine plant, which builds a trio of Ford EcoBoost engines – the 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost, 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost, and 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. Thus, it seems as if all three of these engines will continue to be built in Cleveland for the foreseeable future, and likely through the life of this tentative deal, which still has to be approved by UAW members before it can take effect.

Unlike the 5.2L V8, this decision makes quite a bit of sense given the fact that these powerplants are currently utilized in a very wide array of Blue Oval models, all throughout the lineup. For now, however, there is still a ways to go in terms of collecting votes for and against the proposed contract with the UAW, and while most have voted in favor of it so far, workers at the Kentucky Assembly plant and Louisville Assembly plant ultimately chose to reject it recently.

We’ll have more on the future of the Ford EcoBoost family soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. cj

    I hope Ford will take some of this money and offering a Non Ecoboost option….in small engines…much like the former 2.5 normal asperated they used a few years ago in Escape….solid engine…more reliable….i pay extra for

    1. Davido49

      They are all VERY reliable & well proven. Ecoboost is on gen2 w/over 12yrs production now. You can get the 2.5L in multiple hybrids still. Why don’t you??

  2. MattinDC

    Took delivery of a new Escape at the end of April. The label on the side of the 2.0L Ecoboost says “Dearborn”. Is that correct? I wasn’t aware the Dearborn engine plant was assembling that engine. I thought all 2.0’s in North America were assembled in Cleveland.

    1. Davido49

      Hmm I believe Cleveland engine only does the excellent 2.0L GTDI. I have it in my ’23 Edge SEL. Had the gen1 2.0L in my 15 MKZ AWD sedan . Still have the MKZ. Hard to beat these engines. Use a good full synthetic oil / change every 5k mis . Serve you well for a very long time.

  3. Me

    Over engineering at work. I’ve been a mechanic for 50 years. We don’t need twin turbochargers on the engines for horsepower. A Supercharger will give sufficient horsepower. How many Superchargers have I ever replaced zero. Plastic intake manifolds, junk. How many aluminum intake manifolds have I ever had to replace? Zero . Direct fuel injection, junk. Carbon up the valves had to redesign and put the old port fuel injection system on the systems with Direct injection to keep intake valves from carboning up.

  4. Ken

    New spec quality oil a major help in cutting carbon deposits on DI engines


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