The new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel will be available in a range of outputs from 99bhp to 237bhp, and will make its debut in the Ford Transit van before being rolled out across certain Ford car models.
Described by Ford as a ‘clean-sheet’ design, the new engine features a long list of friction-reducing features to help boost efficiency, including:
The engine’s endowed with plenty of low-end torque, says Ford, with 20% more pulling power at 1,250rpm compared with the outgoing 2.2-litre TDCi commercial vehicle diesel engine. It’s also half as noisy at idle than the same 2.2 lump.
Ford will introduce the new EcoBlue diesel engine to a few vans such as the Transit and Transit Custom with a choice of 103bhp, 128bhp and 168bhp power outputs.
More powerful versions, and a smaller 1.5-litre variant, will later be fitted into Ford passenger cars, although Ford is yet to officially announce which cars and when.