Ford Has Announced Plans to Add Turbos to Its Engines to Increase Fuel Economy…Will it Work?

According to Automotive News Ford is going to install two turbochargers on its 4-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines to increase fuel economy and power.

Derrick Kuzak, group vice president for global product development said that the new technology will deliver diesel-like fuel economy.

The new Twin-Force technology will be applied to a whole range of vehicles between now and 2011. Apparently Ford feels that the new technology will achieve similar fuel-economy numbers as diesel engines, but will cost a lot less to produce.

The first vehicle that will have the new technology will be the Lincoln MKS flagship sedan that is due in 2008.

Ford is also working on variable displacement V8 engines and a new six-speed automatic transmission that combines the features of a manual with an automatic. The transmission dubbed “Powershift” is similar to VW’s DSG transmissions.

Full Story: Automotive News

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