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Old 04-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
neg_matnik
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Originally Posted by WRXHillClimb View Post
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3 cyl engines are HORRIBLE pieces of machinery...[...]
Why is that? Are they difficult to balance?
I'd say they should provide more torque down low (larger bore) than a 4 cylinder engine all other things being equal.
They might be less willing/able to rev but that's not a concern in a family sedan. People like early/easy access to torque/power in these kind of vehicles (again, we're talking about family haulers).
In any case, it looks like Ford is planning to keep the 4-cyl 1.6l Ecoboost around so everyone should be happy.
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