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2-liter, 4-cylinder engines prompt Ford investment in Ohio plant

GasBuddy Blog -- It's all about fuel effiency. Striving closer toward the EPA's 54 mpg mandate.

Ford says it's investing $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at an Ohio plant starting in late 2014 as the nation's second-largest automaker equips an increasing number of models with smaller, more fuel-efficient powertrains.

Ford will add 450 jobs at the factory in Brook Park, Ohio, to build the 2-liter engine there, the company said in a statement. Bloomberg reports that Ford has been building the engine in Valencia, Spain. That factory will continue to build the engine for Ford European-built vehicles.

The move is part of an aggressive plan to overhaul the Ford lineup to boost the fuel economy of models including the Taurus...


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snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:48:32 PM

I'm pretty happy with that
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snapper06
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2013 2:47:44 PM

Not sure. But wife's 09 Ford fusion standard four cylinder gets daily 34 miles per gal.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 7:14:53 AM

as lawsuit against Kia, Hyundai and Ford shows, they hyperinflated results. The Ford Focus Hybrid gets worse mileage than my non-hybrid Honda.
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moose: try again. It's a lie.
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 6:49:35 PM

Ford already makes a car that gets 65 miles to the gallon!
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2013 6:02:15 PM

I am a GM guy, but great for FORD!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:34:56 PM

2-liter, 4-cylinder engines prompt Ford investment in Ohio plant, more jobs for the US and Ohio! Ford can produce more jobs than Sneeky could ever try to do and help improve the economy too.
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 12:22:39 PM

strive... strive...
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:54:24 AM

Love Ford, am over this article already..
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:34:05 AM

Good for Ford!!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:31:01 AM

My two liter engine will move my car over 70MPH.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 11:17:19 AM

A 122 cu. in. engine. For those of us that grew up on 440 cu. in. hemi's, it almost seems like a joke. Engines have come a long way, but cars have also diminished in size and weight to the point of being a joke.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:38:29 AM

I like it.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:37:40 AM

Really old news.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:37:26 AM

ok
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Stale news from yesterday.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:36:26 AM

A good move.
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Read this already?
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Old news.
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yesterdays news
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:34:59 AM

Job creation
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:34:28 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:33:39 AM

Keep up the R&D Ford!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:33:36 AM

old
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Go Ford....!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:31:10 AM

as long as they can pull a trailer...
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:30:54 AM

This should lead to more sales as well.
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Soon the cars will be driven by a rubber band!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:29:42 AM

Great Job, Ford Motor Co.
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Returning to old concepts.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:27:44 AM

Saw this one yesterday but great move for Ford.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:27:20 AM

good job ford
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Old "news".
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Old news!
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Moving on.
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:23:50 AM

That engine should meet mileage standards.
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old but good news.
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Have seen this yesterday.
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Good.
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ok.
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Good for FORD!
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VERY old news!
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:21:34 AM

We've had this article for several days now. Is there nothing else to report?
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:20:50 AM

sounds good for economy
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Fix or repair daily.
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Hope it works out
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Read this yesterday!
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old news
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:16:34 AM

2 ;iter, 4 cylinder seems like the sweetspot
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:15:59 AM

How many engine have they produced there since i last read this article?
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