Ford has revealed the first details of its new EcoBlue diesel engines, which it says will offer “optimised fuel efficiency and reduced emissions”.
The new range of 2,0-litre oil-burners – which follow in the footsteps of the brand’s EcoBoost petrol mills – will feature first in commercial vehicles and later in passenger cars, with power outputs ranging from 74 kW to 177 kW.
Ford furthermore says that a 1,5-litre variant will also eventually join the new EcoBlue diesel range.
The automaker adds that the new engines have 20 percent more torque (up to 340 N.m) available at 1250 r/min compared with the outgoing 2,2-litre TDCi mill, and are up to 13 percent more fuel efficient.
In addition to a claimed improvement in driveability and efficiency, the new engines are ostensibly also up to half as quiet as the outgoing 2,2-litre unit, with the result being “the most refined diesel commercial vehicles Ford has ever built”.