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    Post 3 Cylinder engine from Ford for 2012 or 2013

    http://tinyurl.com/3mz3agv
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Halliday
    Ford announced it will introduce a new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine – its smallest ever – between 2012 and 2013, adding to its EcoBoost family of fuel-efficient engines. The new engine will be available globally in the automaker's small cars and will also play an important role in North America.
    http://tinyurl.com/3o25wkh
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Migliore
    The small unit dips into the EcoBoost technology bin and employs turbocharging, direct injection and twin-independent variable camshaft timing.
    I like the idea of a more fuel efficient engine without a significant loss of drivability.

    Will this engine be a good option for small vehicles?

    Are there any potential reliability/repair issues with using a turbocharger?

    Although the article does not say, will the engine be an interference or non-interference engine. I have had a bad experience from a timing belt breaking in an interference engine which ruined the engine in the process so I would prefer to avoid interference engines if possible.
    Last edited by Mithrandir; 09-26-2011 at 12:20 PM.
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