India-bound Ford EcoSport's new 1.5 Dragon engine revealed

5th Oct 2017 12:58 pm

The made-in-India 1.5-litre engine produces 123hp and 150Nm of torque; to be first used in the EcoSport facelift.

Ford has revealed its all-new 1.5-litre, three-cylinder Dragon petrol engine. This motor will make its debut in the EcoSport compact SUV that's set to receive a facelift this month.

The 1.5-litre Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing system) motor produces 123hp and 150Nm of peak torque, which is 11hp and 10Nm more than the current four-cylinder engine's output. Ford also claims improved fuel efficiency to the tune of 7 percent over the outgoing 1.5-litre engine.

Produced at Ford’s Sanand engine plant, the new motor is built using an aluminium engine block and cylinder head, and an integrated exhaust manifold for improved refinement levels. From the placement of the spark plugs and the crankshaft to sound-deadening enhancements, the new Dragon engine is said to be a huge improvement over the outgoing unit. As a result of the updates, the new 1.5-litre engine is expected to be lighter, more efficient and powerful.

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