The UK tuner Superchips has managed to squeeze more power from Ford's turbocharged 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter direct-injection EcoBoost engine.
The UK tuner Superchips has managed to squeeze more power from Ford's turbocharged 3-cylinder, 1.0-liter direct-injection EcoBoost engine which is found in models such as the Focus and the recently introduced B-MAX. As a reminder, in its standard configuration the engine outputs 123 hp (91 kW / 125 PS) and a peak torque of 169 Nm (125 lb.-ft.) or 200 Nm (149 lb.-ft.) with the overboost function activated.
After updating the engine control unit, the tuners at Superchips managed to increase the output to 145 hp (108 kW / 147 PS) at 6,169 rpm and a maximum torque of 227 Nm (167 lb.-ft.) achieved at 2,656 rpm. According to the tuner, this power increase doesn't have a negative effect on the standard fuel efficiency of the engine, which means that even after this power boost it should allow the Focus to return 56 mpg UK (5.0 liters / 100 km or 46.6 mpg US).
This ECU update for the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine costs 455 pounds (580 Euros or $713), including VAT. Superchips said that this upgrade is applicable for all the engines made starting with this year.