How small is the new Ford EcoBoost 1.0L three cylinder engine? Perhaps, having a cup of coffee with a plastic mold replica of the engine would provide a better clue? Actually, it did help! Turns out that each cylinder of Ford’s smallest displacement engine (available in the United States) can also serve as a cup holder for small cup of coffee. The cup you see pictured below is a Starbucks ‘Tall’ or their smallest cup size.
This engine may be small by displacement, but it’s still mighty and efficient. This version is SAE-certified at 123 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 125 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm, but can also be overboosted to 145 lb-ft for up to 15 seconds. When combined with the 2014 Ford Fiesta and a transmission, this should provide for some brisk and fun stop light getaways. This little turbo provides more horsepower and much more low-end torque than the normally aspirated 1.6L in the base Fiesta.
Fuel economy is the other major piece of the story. 1.0L EcoBoost equipped Fiesta is EPA-rated at 32 MPG city / 45 MPG highway and 37 MPG combined. Ford is proud to point out that this engine makes the Fiesta the most efficient gasoline-powered and non-hybrid car on the market.
The turbo Fiesta will be available for sale soon, check with your local dealer for availability.
We are still waiting to properly test a Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost. In the meantime, watch the normally aspirated 2014 Ford Fiesta 1.6L take on TFLcar’s extreme high-altitude Ike Gauntlet test.
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.