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Ford Ecoboost 1.0: Daimler may be doing more than "consulting" on 453's engine

Take this with a grain of salt like any rumor, but....

We've seen the articles about Daimler consulting with Ford about the 1.0L Ecoboost engine, but this article implies a lot more than consulting and pretty much says that Daimler AND Renault will use the Ford Ecoboost for both the next gen fortwo and Twingo.

For smartUSA, I could see one non-technical advantage. Since Ford is bringing this engine to the states, it should already be certified and not require additional certification from smart.

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Sounds like earlier reports misinterpreted to me. Here's what the source article actually says:

Daimler took a look at the EcoBoost engine while developing it own three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine with alliance partner Renault-Nissan. Daimler is building the new engine with Renault-Nissan for use in the next-generation Renault Twingo minicar and in the German company's new Smart ForTwo.
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http://europe.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130524/ANE/130529959/daimler-ford-exchange-information-on-gasoline-engines
 

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I am hoping between Daimler and Renaut they can come up with something better than the Ford 1L.
that wouldn't be as easy as it sounds. The New 1.0 L Ford (and by the way I'm NOT a big Ford fan!) is a very very slick engine. 123 HP out of a 1.0 Liter engine that capable of returning near 50 mpg -- more power to them if they can!:wink:
 

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I won't be buying a new car that doesn't have an automated manual or an automatic. With the stop and go traffic we have in Austin, there is no way that I want to clutch my way home with hundreds of shifts.
 

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I won't be buying a new car that doesn't have an automated manual or an automatic. With the stop and go traffic we have in Austin, there is no way that I want to clutch my way home with hundreds of shifts.
After having many manual transmissions I really like the paddle shifter instead of wearing out my left leg in heavy traffic, much easier but I do see some advantages, especially when racing . The dual clutch sounds better but I haven't driven one yet. Chumly
 
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