After all the talks about the new EcoBoost engine, Ford will finally bring this engine to market in 2009. And one of the first few vehicles to get it will be the Flex. The 2010 Ford Flex will be offered with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that employs twin turbochargers and direction injection to achieve 355hp (@ 5,700 rpm) and 350lb-ft of torque (@ 3,500 rpm). That's the power of a V8! However, not only is the EcoBoost V6 powerful, but it's also relatively fuel efficient with MPG ratings of 22 on the highway and 18 combined in the Flex. Take note that, the AWD is a requirement when ordering the EcoBoost engine on either the SEL or Limited models.
Ford's crossover isn't the only vehicle that will offer the EcoBoost V6, as the Lincoln MKS and new MKT full-size, three-row crossover will also offer the motor in 2009.