11. Eco Boost engines
All the engines on this list so far were V8 engines with big displacements and high power. Although this helped them make their mark on the muscle car scene, it is not the whole story of Ford engines. Besides the V8 monsters, Ford produced small, dependable and affordable engines for economy models and sold millions of them over the years.
In 2009, Ford introduced its Eco Boost family of turbocharged engines. It is a continuation of their economic engines, but with a modern twist. They come in a wide spectrum of sizes, cylinder configurations, power outputs and applications.
When the economic recession hit the global economy, Ford was one of the first companies to accept that downsizing was the way to go. The Eco Boost line of engines offered smaller units with better fuel economy due to turbo technology. Ford invested heavily in this concept, not only for domestic models but for its worldwide models, too. Today, several years after they produced the first Eco Boost engines, Ford continues to offer numerous variants.
There are small 1.0-liter three-cylinder engines and four-cylinder units. Also, Ford is producing bigger 2.7 and 3.5-liter V8 Eco Boost units. They make all shapes and sizes, from a miniature one-liter 105 HP engine to a 3.5-liter V6 with 450 HP in the crazy F-150 Raptor.
Even modern Mustangs feature 2.3-liter four cylinders with 315 HP. The radical turn to smaller turbo engines and the success in building them shows that the Ford Motor Company is ready to adapt to the changes and challenges of modern industries. Similar to the classic Flathead V8, which caused a sensation in 1932 and influenced many, today`s Eco Boost engines are blueprints for modern passenger car engines that are both economical and powerful at the same time.