Ford has just today announced that the automaker has produced its five-millionth EcoBoost-equipped car – a Focus with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo. This news comes just six years after the production of the first EcoBoost engine, for the SHO version of the sixth-generation Ford Taurus.
The five-millionth EcoBoost-equipped car came out of the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan today, and marks the first full year that 100 percent of Ford’s passenger vehicle lineup can be ordered with an EcoBoost in the US, according to the manufacturer. The two-millionth EcoBoost engine was produced in October of 2013, making this milestone all the more impressive.
But no matter what particular EcoBoost powerplant is in any given car, the principles are the same: high volume-specific power output, and excellent efficiency. The Ford Focus ST, for instance, makes 252 HP from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-banger, and yet still accomplishes 32 mpg on the highway, according to EPA testing. The coming Focus RS will receive a 2.3-liter turbo-four and produce an estimated 315 HP, says Ford.
If you don’t fancy doing the math, that’s 137 HP-per-liter, a stat which by itself shows just how praise-worthy the Ford EcoBoost line of engines is.