After the Explorer, the new Edge from Ford will also be equipped with a new 2.0l EcoBoost engine. The 2012 model will feature this engine, which will help it to deliver lesser consumption of fuel, giving it a mileage of 30 mpg on highway rated by EPA.
With the addition of this engine, the 2012 Edge will be among the most fuel efficient SUV’s of the same size or bigger, available in the market, in addition of cars like the automatic Saab9-3 and the Civic Si from Honda.
According to the company, the new advanced EcoBoost engine generates the same power as a standard V6 aspirated engine, while still delivering a fuel efficiency provided by a four cylinder engine. The engine is capable of delivering a max power of 240hp at 5,500rpm, and a peak torque of 270 pounds feet at 3,000rpm.
The manufacturer says that with the addition of the EcoBoost engine to the Edge, the car will deliver a fuel economy that is comparable to that of the GMC Terrain and Chevrolet Equinox, while utility vehicle buyers a more responsive options as the Edge is able to deliver as much as 58hp more in comparison to what the compact GM vehicles have to offer.
Some highlights of the engine include Ti-VCT and direct fuel injection. The use of the 5W-GF5 low friction motor oil, steering that is electric power assisted, and an automatic 6 speed 6F35 gear box that is created for increasing efficiency and reducing friction, all help to enhance the fuel efficiency of the Edge.
The new Edge will also feature active grille category exclusive shutters. The group marketing manager of large crossovers and cars, Amy Marentic, said that fuel efficiency is quite important to their customers. With the addition of the EcoBoost motor to the 2012 Edge crossover, will be the third product in Ford’s line up that is able to deliver a mileage of 30mpg or more.