Ford surpasses 1M in sales of fuel efficient EcoBoost pickup engines

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Second-generation-35-liter-EcoBoost-engineFord announced Wednesday it has sold more than 1 million F-150 pickups equipped with the company’s EcoBoost engines in the U.S.

It took more than 1,000 days for Ford to sell its first 400,000 EcoBoost engines, but only 2,000 days to sell 1 million. Adoption of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost is soaring, with more than 13,000 orders placed in the last two months. When combined with the 3.5-liter engine, the two EcoBoost engines have sold more than 300,000 units in 2016, Ford says.

Later this year, an all-new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission will be made available, providing at least 30 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, more than a best-in-class 450+ lb.-ft. for a V6.

With more than 1 million EcoBoost trucks on the road, Ford says F-150 owners will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the course of the next year – enough fuel to fill approximately 13 supertankers.

With average nationwide gasoline prices hovering around $2.30 a gallon according to AAA, F-150 owners who spec an EcoBoost will collectively save an estimated $255 million. The average 2.7-liter EcoBoost customer will save enough fuel for 2,891 miles of highway driving – roughly the distance from New York City to San Francisco.