1 - 3 of 3 Posts

· Registered
11,448 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Lincoln’s Fuel Economy to Get a Boost


IS IT REAL? Absolutely.

WHAT THEY SAID Ford’s new Ecoboost 3.5 liter V-6 will give the MKS luxury sedan the power of a V-8 and fuel economy of a V-6. Lincoln estimates that the Ecoboost 3.5 liter will be rated at 16 miles a gallon city and 25 m.p.g. highway in the all-wheel-drive MKS. That compares to an E.P.A. rating of 16 m.p.g. city and 23 m.p.g. highway with the 275-horsepower 3.7 liter V-6 in the current all-wheel-drive model.

WHAT THEY DIDN’T SAY That this is hardly unique technology. Volkswagen already offers direct-injection, twin-turbocharged engines. One Ford official said Ecoboost has a lot of advantages, but at its core it does combine existing technology. “It isn’t a miracle,” he said.

WHAT MAKES IT TICK? Direct injection and twin turbochargers working with a 3.5 liter V-6. Ford said it expects a rating around 355 horsepower at 5,700 r.p.m. and 350 foot-pounds of torque at 3,500 r.p.m.

HOW MUCH, HOW SOON? Summer. Ford hasn’t released pricing, but don’t be surprised if the price boost is not at least three grand.

HOW’S IT LOOK? Looks interesting. But it also looks like it would be greener and more fuel would be saved by having a 4-cylinder Ecoboost that would provide the power of a V-6 and the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder engine. Ford has said it plans 4-cylinder Ecoboost engines later. Whether one goes into the MKS is unclear.
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.