EcoBoost = good news: Ford will re-open Cleveland plant to build cleaner engines

Ford’s EcoBoost engines are a fairly simple technology and, while they’re certainly not going to achieve 100 mpg, these 3.5-liter V6 powerplants are ready right now and will be available in four 2010 models: the Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Ford Taurus SHO and Ford Flex. In fact, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is so ready to go that Ford has announced it will reopen the Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 to build it. This plant will be the first Ford manufacturing site in the world to produce EcoBoost engines. This is great news for Cleveland, as the plant has been idle since 2007. It was first opened in 1951 and Ford spent $55 million to give it flexible manufacturing capabilities. Unfortunately, no new jobs will be created as 250 employees from other areas of the plant site will be retrained and used.This is all good news even if you don’t have ties to The Forest City because the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 improves fuel economy by 20 percent while dropping CO2 emissions by 15 percent. The engine will be standard on the SHO and available an option for the other three models. To dig into the nuts and bolts of the technology, check out this post (and this one) and read more about the reopening of Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 after the jump.
Gallery: Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost

[Source: Ford]
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