American carmaker Ford is set to replace the 2.2-litre TDCI diesel engine with a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine in all its vehicles. The new EcoBlue engine has less emissions, more fuel economy and torque, compared to the TDCI engines.
Ford will first offer the engine with its Transit van, then expand to all other passenger and commercial models. The engine power output varies from 98bhp to 236bhp.
Ford's new EcoBlue engine features many innovations like an off-set crank, belt-in-oil and the use of modular camshafts, which improves the mileage by 13 percent. The new engine also has 20 percent more low end torque, which makes city driving easier.
The new EcoBlue engine features a low-inertia turbocharger that is smaller by 10 percent, and turbine made out of Inconel, an alloy used in rocket engines for its high tolerance to extreme temperature.
Ford will first offer the new EcoBlue diesel engine in 103bhp, 128bhp, and 167bhp outputs for commercial vehicles. Passenger vehicles will get the engine in a later stage, with versions that will produce more than 200bhp. Ford will also introduce a 1.5-litre variant.