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Prototype gas/ethanol engine bests diesel performance

Posted By Tom Jackson On June 9, 2009 @ 9:03 am In Construction News | No Comments

Ford is apparently developing a gas engine with “ethanol direct injection,” that according to reports in Autoblog Green, [1] can outperform diesels in horsepower and torque. The ethanol comes from a second set of injectors and is used for charge air cooling. The 5-liter version allegedly gets 500 horsepower and 750 foot-pounds of torque.

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[1] according to reports in Autoblog Green,: http://www.autobloggreen.com/2009/06/08/update-on-fords-new-bobcat-ethanol-injected-turbocharged-v8/

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