Ford Flex Fuel engine uses CGI block
According to sources in Brazil, Ford’s new Camaçari Engine Plant is producing a 1-litre three-cylinder TiVCT Flex Fuel engine, an entirely new family of three-cylinder engines with advanced technology for the compact car segment.
Sources report that the new ECOnetic Flex Fuel engine is using compacted graphite iron (CGI) material for the cylinder blocks. The CGI blocks are supplied by Tupy SA of Joinville, Brazil.
The new engine is the principal option for the new Ford Ka which has just been launched in Brazil and is now on sale in the country. Journalists who have driven the car have reported good impressions of the new engine.
A Ford development engineer associated with the new Flex Fuel engine however has confirmed the CGI cylinder blocks are supplied by Tupy.
Genom dess användning av flex-fuel en blandning av etanol och bensin kan rent dieselmässiga vridmoment uppnås. Detta kommer att bli stort.
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Using new direct injection engines, such as the upcoming 2.7l Ecoboost, one can achieve diesel-like fuel efficiency at a fraction of the weight penalty (and cost!!!) of a conventional diesel engine. The torque curve profile can be EXACTLY the same as a conventional common rail diesel making it handle in a very similar manner. High BMEP is made possible through advanced metallurgy of modern engine blocks, heads, and pistons (example: compacted graphite iron).