How the new Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine works.

The new three-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine made its UK debut in the B-MAX and is now also available in the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, and will be added to other vehicles in the Ford range later on, including the new Ford Mondeo.



      We in the trade call it the eco boom as it fails at 30-40k

      about 6 days ago
    • brent burns
      brent burns

      I’ll stick with my 86 Ford ecoline e 350

      about 8 days ago
    • Alex Powers
      Alex Powers

      Are these engines immune to the PCV contamination of the intake valves?

      about 9 days ago
    • Bruce Wayne
      Bruce Wayne

      1:55 WTF ?

      about 13 days ago
    • Anthony Xuereb
      Anthony Xuereb

      I was going to say something good about this engine but have changed my mind after reading the comments below.

      about 13 days ago
    • toonmag50

      Fords used to be a hunts car choice as they were cheap, nasty and aggressive looking.

      Now they're just one of many parasitic foreign manufacturers selling overpriced bland shit to the gullible British.

      about 15 days ago
    • Leon Russell
      Leon Russell

      A throw away engine that returns 43mpg in the real world.
      Alternatively the diesel model returns over 60mpg and the engine will out last he car not fail before 80k with oil issues - oh and the diesel engine Ford use?
      HDi from a 208

      about 16 days ago
    • Richard Hedd
      Richard Hedd

      Innovation for gas engines!? Come on! Ford show us the future instead of trying to improve a dying technology. Fords clinging to the past has not proven to be a good business model.

      about 16 days ago

      Ecoboost on steroids !!!

      about 17 days ago
    • thenewrider

      The thing is, it doesn't work for long though does it?

      about 17 days ago
    • thenewrider
      thenewrider In reply to thenewrider

      +S yes correct..but.. turbocharged engines of small displacement are always working at near maximum heat cycle most of the time, so although in the 1.0 case being an iron head and compacted iorn block, the crank, pistons, and internals will be operating at much higher pressures and heat than a standard engine. Coupled with the advent of long oil change intervals, i doubt very much a 1.0 ecoboost will last beyond 120k miles without sone major repairs being done, thats if the turbo lasts that long as the service life on a turbo is around 80k miles anyway. If you have an ecoboost, id change the oil every 4k miles at the very least.

      about 7 days ago
    • S
      S In reply to thenewrider

      +thenewrider I see what you mean now, and I agree that it's not the same thing.
      However it largely depends on the way the engine is constructed. For example the 1.0 Ecoboost doesn't have a regular aluminum block, it's made from cast iron which is much more durable as proven by diesel engines). Many manufacturers have adopted this design for improved durability and faster engine warmup (not sure how a cast iron block warms up faster as opposed to an aluminum one but it's apparently a thing).
      It's true that the cyl head and pistons are still made of aluminum though.

      Higher performance versions like the 1.5, 2.0 and 2.3 however have aluminum blocks, which I think does affect long-term durability like you suggested.

      about 8 days ago
    • thenewrider
      thenewrider In reply to thenewrider

      +S Reliability and Longevity are not the same thing my friend. A 1.0 litre turbocharged engine pushing out 120 BHP isn't going to last as long as a 1.8 litre Naturally Aspirated engine of the same power. The turbo motor has more heat, and more stress than the normally aspirated engine.

      about 8 days ago
    • S
      S In reply to thenewrider

      What makes you say that? Aside from a few issues with the first generation Ecoboosts (just about all manufacturers have had issues with their first generations of tiny turbo engines) these engines are quite reliable.

      about 9 days ago
    • Whitedragoncloud Whitedragoncloud
      Whitedragoncloud Whitedragoncloud

      The Ford Engineers have designed a way to take out every bit of horsepower out of an ecoboost engine and still call it an EcoBoost

      about 21 day ago
    • John Westhead
      John Westhead

      Had one for 5 years. Great little car, lovely to drive, sharp and responsive handling, economic to run and really nice and easy to drive. Why all the negative comments???

      about 21 day ago
    • S
      S In reply to John Westhead

      People just love hating Ford for no real reason, that's what's up with all the negative comments.

      about 9 days ago
    • Dalibor Joksimovic
      Dalibor Joksimovic

      Having watched this, I presume this engine is made for a small city car. Many start/stop cycles and a low overall mileage after many years.

      about 21 day ago
    • Jon Snell
      Jon Snell

      Mercedes use the very same engine, made and designed by Mercedes Benz, in the Smart Car.

      about 24 days ago
    • S
      S In reply to Jon Snell

      No idea what you're on about, this is an engine designed by Ford.

      about 9 days ago
    • Legion

      Why not just use a Gsxr 750cc engine...160 hp without turbo

      about 26 days ago
    • Jorge Campos
      Jorge Campos

      So can it run e85

      about 1 month ago
    • Ramsayhat

      Shoutout to the keyboard mechanics below

      about 1 month ago
    • Dario DeNiro
      Dario DeNiro In reply to Ramsayhat

      Shoutout to the dumb cunt that knows fuck all about engines.

      about 20 days ago
    • Henkka77

      "Low fuel consumption". Yeah, right... :DDD

      about 1 month ago
    • Ivan

      Its a bad presentation of stolen Toyota VVT principle.

      about 1 month ago
    • David H
      David H

      One word . . . . WTF dispisabke engine.What are you thing Ford.Maybe it's a good idea Ford is stopping car production in NORTH America

      about 1 month ago
    • S
      S In reply to David H

      Despicable engine? This engine won the engine of the year award a few times in a row.

      about 9 days ago
    • joe Vulcan
      joe Vulcan

      Rather have 212cc predator engine

      about 1 month ago
    • Hüseyin Uğur Alacatli
      Hüseyin Uğur Alacatli In reply to joe Vulcan

      my car is 704cc

      about 10 days ago
    • argh666

      Ecoboost or Eco-BOOM???

      about 1 month ago
    • Honest John
      Honest John

      last time I owned a Ford it was a 1200cc Mark 1 Cortina. Boy was that fast . LOL

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Smith
      Brian Smith

      My 2014 Fiesta Zetec S 125 bhp performed really well until just a few months out of warranty,the water pump seal started leaking.The fix for this is a massive engine strip down,accompanied buy a massive bill.I thought long and hard about what to do about this issue( about 10 seconds).Sold the thing as it was.Will never buy another Ford Ecoboost car again.Pity,nice car otherwise.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mustang Boss
      Mustang Boss

      It's a pot KAK..... Boring front wheel drive... Only 3 cylinders.... And 1L.... Don't see any fun in that.... Ecoboost se gat.... It's turbocharged.... The only plus this gets from me....

      about 3 months ago
    • Anand Mahesh
      Anand Mahesh

      Or you could just use a simple electric motor

      about 3 months ago
    • johndoe528

      Is there a term for this kind of voice? It sounds like a mix between microsoft sam and a foreign speaker who has mastered grammar but not intonation

      about 3 months ago
    • nigel neale
      nigel neale

      Some years ago Rolls Royce did a study on what was the best engine design for ease of design/manufacture, cost, servicing, performance and reliability. They came up with a 2L, SOHC driven internally by chain with fuel injected into the inlet port, about square configuration. These were the guys who built the best internal combustion engine ever conceived - the Merlin. So get on with it.

      about 3 months ago
    • mad ass
      mad ass

      WTF , piece of rubbish.

      about 4 months ago
    • wealthy black man
      wealthy black man

      Eco junk!!

      about 4 months ago