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Cost Reduction Opportunity with I6 ecoboost

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I recently leased a 2021 Explorer 4WD XLT.  It’s a nice vehicle with plenty of power but just slightly noisy while accelerating! I am very pleased with the handling snd and highway fuel economy too!

Looking under the hood, there is plenty of room for an inline six version of the 2.3 liter I4

This approach would eliminate one cylinder head, one turbo,  two VCCI  mechanisms , one long chain and two camshafts when compared to the 3.0 liter V6 Ecoboost engine.

Any thought given to what you will need 5 to ten years out when pure electrics may not catch on?


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An I6 probably wouldn’t fit in Ranger or Mustang and definitely not Corsair or Maverick or any other C2 vehicle, so you just made it more expensive to have 2 different engines. 

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