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"Our four-cylinder engine is a very strong product, and soon we will make it even more competitive with additional technologies," said Samardzich. "We're really focused on getting technologies from an advanced stage into vehicle programs and then delivering a very competitive cycle plan as quickly as possible, with world-class quality."

DFI 4 coming soon???
 

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Turbo is not the same as higher performance. Or rather, it is one method of getting higher performance, but if that was all that was required, engine development would have stopped 40 years ago.

But yeah they do have the DISI (direct / sequential injection) version of the I4 available, with or without turbo, should they choose to use it.
 

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There is quite a large step between the 160hp 2.3 and the 275hp turbo version, so it would be nice to see something around 180hp in NA form.  The 2.3 in its current state of tune is just enough engine for the 3100lb sedans.  Better yet, graft another cylinder onto the 2.3 and make a torquey 2.8 I-5 with around 200 hp!

Too bad Ford killed the 4.4L V8 program (basically a home-built Volvo V8) that would have powered the larger premium sedans and CUV's.  As it is now, the 3.5 will be the largest engine available for those platforms.  Ford has very few V8 powered cars.  The 4.6 won't fit in the engine bay of the MKS and MKX vehicles.     

 
 

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More power would be great but I'll just say that for the price of this car I'm pretty damn happy with the 2.3's power, smoothness, quietness and excellent MPG! :D 8)
 

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2.3 is a great little 4cyl engine. I do however believe in order for Ford/Mercury to compete in the image department they will need to boost the power to about 170-180 region.
 
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