The United Auto Workers (UAW) had briefly posted on their site about their contract details with Ford and unintentionally put up some of Ford’s product plans as well. According to the document posted on UAW website, Ford will use their Flat Rock plant for production of the Fusion sedan models and they will carry out the assembly of Transit Vans in the U.S.
However, the most important disclosure was Ford’s plans to invest 400 million dollars to manufacture a small displacement V-6 engine. It also revealed that a new 5.8 liter V-8 engine will be provided for the Ford Shelby GT 500.
The new engine is speculated to incorporate fuel efficient technologies like variable valve timing and the improved fuel injection for getting the maximum output power. Ford’s Lima, Ohio engine plant will be building this new small displacement V-6 engine. It has been indicated that due to the success of their Ecoboost engine series, Ford will also release a small V-6 Ecoboost variant.
According to “Car and Driver”, the new V-6 engine will probably have a displacement of 2.5 to 3 liters and Ecoboost version is expected to give an output of around 300 Horse Power and 300 lb-ft torque. This is comparable to the 3.5 liter V-6 Ecoboost engine provided for Ford F-150 which provides 365 HP and remarkably better than the 2.0 liter Ecoboost engine used in the Ford Focus ST which gives around 247 HP.
As of now, Ford has not confirmed anything about these speculations. A spokesman for the American automaker has hinted that a new innovative engine will surely help Ford to further its prospects in the highly competitive automobile market.