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Old 04-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Furiousd1983 View Post
Everything i've been reading this morning says the 1.5 is a 4 cyl.
I think initial reports were 1.5L 3 cyl ecoboost (i.e. based off the 1.0L 3 cyl ecoboost) but Ford recently clarified that it's a 1.5L 4 cyl ecoboost.

For those wondering why Ford built a new engine with .1 less liters than the 1.6L 4 cyl ecoboost is for the Chinese market where a new law puts different taxes on engine displacement. If I understand correctly, vehicles less than 1.6L will have the lowest taxes and go up as engine size increases into different brackets (1.6L to 2.0L, >2.0L to 2.5L, >2.5L).
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