Ford is readying its smallest EcoBoost engine yet – and the new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol will appear in the new C-Max.
Our spy photographers caught the new C-Max testing the downsized petrol engine in the Alps.
Ford’s new 1.0-litre triple will become the smallest engine yet seen in a midi-MPV, which rarely dip below 1.4 litres in capacity. But Ford’s new downsizing mantra – dubbed EcoBoost – adds direct injection and turbocharging to make up for a lack of CCs.
The new Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine
Ford is developing the smallest of the new range of EcoBoost engines for use in all its smallest cars; eventually it will stretch from Ka, through Fiesta and Focus all the way up to the C-Max people carriers.
The Blue Oval is launching the C-Max family this month, but the 1.0 version won’t appear from launch. We expect the tiny-engined version to appear later in 2011.
Our spies have photographed both five-seater C-Max and seven-seater Grand C-Max versions powered by the new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.