New three-cylinder engine is based on Ford Ecoboost technology In an exchange for info on Mercedes’ Euro6 stratified lean-burn gasoline engine, Ford has agreed to share insight on its three-cylinder Ecoboost technology.
As the specs for Daimler’s (a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz) new Smart ForTwo are now becoming available, it appears as if the German automaker has sought out tips for the model’s three-cylinder engine from an unlikely place.
In an exchange for info on Mercedes’ Euro6 stratified lean-burn gasoline engine, Ford has agreed to share insight on its three-cylinder Ecoboost technology, which will be used by Daimler to develop a new three-cylinder engine that will appear in the latest Smart car, as well as the new Renault Twingo.
“It’s a very interesting and impressive engine,” says Roland Kemmler, engine development director for Daimler. “We have had some discussions with Ford engineers about this engine.”
Engine development is underway, and will use turbocharging in order to achieve a target figure of 96 grams per kilometer in the new Smart ForTwo model.