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Ford 1.5L EcoBoost Dragon Engine

Dragon is a 1.5-liter, turbocharged three-cylinder engine from Ford Motor used to power subcompact and compact cars, as well as utility vehicles, or more commonly known as CUVs. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in an inline configuration, the Ford Dragon architecture is an evolution of the Ford Fox design and has been part of the Ford EcoBoost family of turbocharged engines since 2014.

The Ford 1.5L EcoBoost Dragon engine is a direct expansion of the 1.0-liter Fox unit.  Like its brethren, it utilizes cylinder deactivation technology for optimal efficiency, as well as an all aluminum design with integrated exhaust manifold and low inertia variable turbochargers. The engine also combines both port fuel injection and direct fuel injection, again, in the name of efficiency. The Ford 1.5L Dragon engine powers the following vehicles:

Out of the three cars listed above, only the Ford Escape is currently sold in the U.S. and Canada.


Engine familyEcoBoost
Displacement1.5 liter
Configuration & cylindersInline, three cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationTransverse
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly siteCraiova, Romania
PredecessorFord Sigma engine
SuccessorCurrently none


Bore79.0 mm
Stroke76.4 mm (3.00 in)
Compression ratio10.0:1
Max power @ RPM197 @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque @ RPM214 @ 1,600 rpm
Cylinder headCast aluminum
Cylinder blockCast aluminum
Camshaft driveBelt

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower@ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford EscapeEight-speed automaticFWD / AWD180 @ @ TBA177 @ TBA
Ford Fiesta ST (Europe and Asia)Six-speed manualFWD197 @ 6,000 214 @ 1,600
Ford Focus (Europe and Asia)Eight-speed automatic / Six-speed manualFWD150 @ TBA177 @ TBA


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