Why Ford and VW are Doubling Down on Turbos

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Turbos used to mean high power -- but in EcoBoost-equipped Ford F-150s like this high-end Limited model, they mean V6 fuel economy with something close to V8 power. Photo credit: Ford.

Ford has had a lot of success with its EcoBoost line of turbocharged engines. The five EcoBoost power plants have made their way to more and more Ford models, where they couple outsized performance with right-sized fuel economy.

But Ford raised eyebrows this week when an executive said that all of Ford's gasoline engines could eventually end up being turbocharged. And more eyebrows were raised when a Volkswagen  executive said that all of the VW brand's gasoline engines would be turbocharged within a few years.

What's going on here? In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at the resurgence of turbocharging in this fuel-conscious era -- and at whether other manufacturers are likely to jump on this trend as well.

The gas boom is profiting more than Ford's bottom line
The boom in U.S. oil and gas production has been great for sales of Ford's F-Series pickups -- but there's much more to it than that. Record oil and natural gas production is revolutionizing the United States' energy position. Finding the right plays while historic amounts of capital expenditures are flooding the industry will pad your investment nest egg. For this reason, the Motley Fool is offering a comprehensive look at three energy companies set to soar during this transformation in the energy industry. To find out which three companies are spreading their wings, check out the special free report, "3 Stocks for the American Energy Bonanza." Don't miss out on this timely opportunity; click here to access your report -- it's absolutely free. 


The article Why Ford and VW are Doubling Down on Turbos originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor John Rosevear owns shares of Ford and General Motors. The Motley Fool recommends BMW, Ford, and General Motors. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

People are Reading