Ford’s new 1.0-L EcoBoost I3 uses low-friction technology. The new 1.0-L triple features a new low-inertia Continental turbocharger and an exhaust manifold integrated with the cylinder head casting. Ford machines the heads using its MQL ‘dry machining’ process.
Figure 1 Ford 1.0-L EcoBoost I3 engine
Changing gears and associated friction reduction in the 1.0-L EcoBoost Ford Focus is a key discussion for powertrain engineers.
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