EcoBlue – the new name in diesel
Ford has introduced its EcoBlue range of advanced diesel engines that will offer optimised fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 and NOx emissions.
The four-cylinder, 2,0-litre engine will be available in the company’s passenger and commercial vehicles – and makes its first appearance in the new Transit and Transit Custom commercial vehicles.
Drivability is enhanced with 20 percent more torque (up to 340 Nm) at 1 250 r/min, compared with the outgoing equivalent-power 2,2-litre TDCi diesel engine. Refinement is also a key characteristic, with radiated noise at idle reduced by four decibels.
“This new engine lifts fuel efficiency by 13 percent and reduces CO2 by over ten percent in the Transit (part of Europe’s best-selling commercial vehicle line-up), thereby lowering costs for our customers,” says Jim Farley, chairman and CEO of Ford of Europe.
The engine will be offered with 78, 97 and 127 kW in commercial vehicle applications.
The engine’s performance has been trialled through the equivalent of 5,5 million kilometres of durability testing (including 400 000 km at the hands of real-world customers), comprehensive analysis in laboratories and at Ford vehicle proving grounds, and CAE evaluations at every stage of development.