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Ford 3.0L EcoBoost Engine

The EcoBoost 3.0L is a twin-turbocharged V6 engine from Ford Motor used to power midsize and full-size cars and utility vehicles, or more commonly known as SUVs. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford 3.0L EcoBoost architecture has been part of the Ford EcoBoost family of turbocharged engines since 2016.

The engine is heavily based on the EcoBoost 2.7L Nano, with cylinder bore increased from 83 mm to 85.3 mm. The engine’s piston stroke was also lengthened by 3.0 mm (for a total of 86 mm). Ford also replaced the Nano’s compacted-graphite iron block design for a cast aluminum construction.

This engine first saw life in the 2017 Lincoln Continental. While it was once exclusive to the Lincoln brand, the EcoBoost 3.0L engine is slowly appearing in recent Ford vehicles, such as the 2020 Ford Explorer. A plug-in hybrid variant of this engine is also available in the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. The EcoBoost 3.0L engine powers the following vehicles:


Engine familyEcoBoost
Displacement3.0 liter
AspirationTwin turbo
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, six cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationTransverse / longitudinal
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sitesLima, Ohio
PredecessorFord Duratec V6
SuccessorCurrently none


Bore85.0 mm
Stroke86 mm
Compression ratio9.5:1
Max power @ RPM494 hp @ TBA
Max torque @ RPM630 lb-ft @ TBA
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockCast aluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsHorsepower@ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford Explorer PlatinumTen-speed automaticAWD365 @ 5,500 380 @ 3,500
Ford Explorer STTen-speed automaticAWD400 @ TBA415 @ TBA
Lincoln AviatorTen-speed automaticRWD / AWD400 @ TBA415 @ TBA
Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybridTen-speed automaticAWD494 @ TBA630 @ TBA
Lincoln ContinentalSix-speed automaticAWD400 @ 5,750 400 @ 2,750
Lincoln MKZ (FWD)Six-speed automaticFWD350 @ 5,500 400 @ 2,750
Lincoln MKZ (AWD)Six-speed automaticAWD400 @ 5,750 400 @ 2,750


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