New speculation from Ford Inside News suggests that the next generation Ford Edge midsize crossover may forgo V-6 engines altogether for two turbocharged four-cylinder engines using the automaker’s EcoBoost technology.
The Edge is expected to move to the CD4 platform with the Ford Fusion and Mondeo sedans as well as the Lincoln MKZ when it is redesigned sometime during 2012 for the 2013 model year. In the process, the two-ton Edge should drop some weight and, if rumors prove to be true, will adopt an EcoBoost engine to slot above the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that will debut for the 2012 Edge.
While numbers aren’t official yet, Ford says the 2.0-liter engine has around 230 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, so a larger-displacement engine, likely 2.3 or 2.5 liters, should be able to match the performance of the current Duratec 3.5-liter V-6 that has 285 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque while delivering better fuel economy.
With the performance and fuel economy of the turbocharged engines comes an added level of complexity. Do you think it’s a smart move for Ford to get rid of its stalwart V-6 engines in the Edge in favor of an all-turbocharged lineup?
Source: Ford Inside News