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Ford 2.3L EcoBoost Engine

The EcoBoost 2.3L is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine from Ford Motor used to power compact, midsize and full-size cars, pickup trucks and utility vehicles, or more commonly known as CUVs and SUVs. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in an inline configuration, the Ford EcoBoost 2.3L architecture is derived from the Mazda L engine and has been part of the Ford EcoBoost family of turbocharged engines since 2015.

This engine was first used to power the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the same year the EcoBoost 2.0L engine was updated. In fact, both engines are very similar in design. For instance, bore size and deck height are identical. However, the EcoBoost 2.3L engine utilizes a forged steel crankshaft with a larger stroke (94 mm vs 83.1mm), as well as shorter connecting rods and exhaust valves (30 mm vs 28 mm). Just like the revised EcoBoost 2.0L engine, the Ford 2.3L EcoBoost is equipped with a twin-scroll turbocharger. It powers the following vehicles:


Engine familyEcoBoost
Displacement2.3 liter
Configuration & cylindersInline, four cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationTransverse, longitudinal
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sitesBrook Park, Ohio and Valencia, Spain
PredecessorMazda L Engine
SuccessorCurrently none


Bore87.5 mm
Stroke94 mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Max power @ RPM350 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max torque @ RPM350 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockAluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower@ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford ExplorerTen-speed automaticRWD / AWD300 @ 5,500 310 @ 3,000
Ford Focus RS (2016-2018)Six-speed manualAWD350 @ 6,000 350 @ 3,200
Ford Focus ST (Europe only)Six-speed manualFWD276 @ 5,500 310 @ 3,000
Ford MustangTen-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRWD310 @ 5,500 350 @ 3,000
Ford RangerTen-speed automaticRWD / 4WD270 @ 5,500 310 @ 3,000
Lincoln CorsairEight-speed automaticFWD / AWD280 @ 5,600 310 @ 3,000
Lincoln MKCSix-speed automaticFWD / AWD285 @ 5,500 305 @ 2,750
VUHL 05Six-speed manualRWD405 @ 6,000 369 @ 3,200


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