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Ford 3 Cylinder Engine

June 4, 2011 by USA Post 

Ford 3 Cylinder EngineFord 3 Cylinder Engine, The race is on fuel economy, and 50 mpg on the highway is an important goal for car manufacturers worldwide. Ford’s strategy includes cutting the cylinders to three – a format that is not much in the last decade. Never ask an engineer anything. I called Bob Fascetti, director of Ford’s global engineering engine, reports that the company is introducing two three-cylinder EcoBoost engine (with turbo, and 2013) and eight-speed transmissions in an effort, it is suspected, to reach 50 mpg on the highway in cars like the Fiesta.
Now, 50 are the new 40. Anyway, I asked how Fascetti Ford manages to maintain the smoothness of a three-cylinder engine. The response was somewhat technical and involved call they “make it easier to handle the torque pulses” fully crennelated crankshafts. “- In an eight to fire all cylinders in two crank revolutions. Over a period of three, with three pulses per revolution and the crankshaft completely crennelated helps you balance. We’ve also put our engine mounts in place correct, and sometimes use balancing shafts. ”

I think he said “totally crennelated,” but it could have got that wrong. I promise not to seek it out if they do not.

We are in some wars very interesting fuel economy; manufacturers are struggling to meet the growing demand not only of consumers (and 4 a gallon gasoline will do), but Obama administration that require vehicles to reach 35.5 mpg by the year 2016 (and perhaps as much as 60 mpg for the year 2025). Every automaker is going this route, and even GM – once contrary to the technical progress – is now going the way of eight-speed transmission.

Fascetti told me that Ford does not really eight-speed boxes yet, but is working on it. The eight-speed and three-cylinder will not be in the same car, although some media reported it that way. The eight-speed big cars like the Taurus or Fusion.

Richard Pruett, a spokesman for Ford Powertrain, said the company now has four cars, the Focus and Fiesta, Fusion and Lincoln MKZ and hybrids, which go to the magic mark of 40 miles per gallon. But even that is not good enough in the not too distant future. The new window stickers will have plenty of fuel economy information in them (although there is no letter grades), and consumers will be looking closely at the numbers – the first 50 get some points.

Fascetti said that three cores is a “global supply engine that we believe will satisfy the customer base worldwide.” Will undoubtedly be the slot on the outside a lot of Ford products, where small is the new standard. Buyers from China and India never saw the Ford Excursion, so I never developed a jones for this, or anything else that big.

I favor three-cylinder cars, and if a crankshaft completely crennelated is part of the deal, I’m very happy.

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