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New Ford V6 Gasoline Engine Features a CGI First.

Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich., is expanding its range of powertrains with the addition of an all new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engineered for the next-generation Ford F-150 truck. The new EcoBoost V6 features the first use of a compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block in a North American gasoline engine, the same material used in Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 engine. The composite CGI/aluminum block was chosen to save weight while providing strength where it's needed most for durability.

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"Previous engine block design choices were high strength or compact or lightweight," said Ed Waszczenko, engine systems supervisor. "We wanted to go further with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and design an engine with compact structure and high strength and light weight."
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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY NEWS
Publication:Modern Casting
Date:Mar 1, 2014
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