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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.


"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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