Cleveland Engine Plant Tasked with Building 2nd Generation 3.5L EcoBoost
While it might be cold and snowy today in Cleveland, Ford is making some hot news at the regional Cleveland Auto Show. They’re investing an additional $145 million in the Cleveland Engine Plant to produce the 2nd generation EcoBoost 3.5L engine that’ll appear in the 2017 Ford F-150.
This investment will also create 150 jobs for the engine, increasing Ford’s investment in the Cleveland area, including expanding Ford Super Duty production to the Cleveland truck plant. Additionally, the new version of the F-650 and F-750 are produced at the Cleveland production facility.
The new 3.5L EcoBoost features port and direct fuel injection for increased performance and fuel economy. The high-output, special version of the 2nd generation 3.5L EcoBoost will also be powering the 2017 Ford Raptor.
The Cleveland Engine Plant already produces the current generation 3.5L EcoBoost, along with a variety of other engines, so they’re no strangers to Ford’s most proliferating powertrain. They employ over 1,500 Cleveland-area residents as well, keeping investment in the United States.
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