Bosch Technology Helps Power the New 2010 Lincoln MKT Luxury Crossover Utility
Ford's EcoBoost(TM) with Gasoline Direct Injection Provides Power and Fuel Economy; Bosch's Electronic Stability Control Offers Added Safety and Control
The new Lincoln MKT debuted as a concept vehicle at the North American
International Auto Show in 2008 and the production model will make its debut
at the North American International Auto Show taking place
EcoBoost(TM) is a gasoline engine that combines aspects of Bosch's second generation GDI system, known as DI-Motronic, with turbocharging. Through precise control of fuel injection and timing, the Bosch GDI system is able to increase power and efficiency without sacrificing fuel economy. Coupling Bosch's GDI technology with air boosting, automakers are able to develop smaller, more fuel efficient engines, while improving torque and performance.
Ford's system provides a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that will deliver 355 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque to the new MKT. Ford's EcoBoost(TM) engines provide the performance of a V-8 and the fuel economy of a V-6 engine and can improve fuel economy up to 20 percent over larger displacement engines.
"The EcoBoost(TM) engine family is an innovative way to improve fuel
economy without sacrificing performance. Bosch is proud to be providing its
GDI technology and systems expertise to Ford," said
Bosch's ESP(R)8 system is the basis for Ford's exclusive AdvanceTrac(R) with RSC(R) (Roll Stability Control), a logical extension of Bosch's Electronic Stability Program(R) (ESP(R)). The system helps ensure vehicle stability in large vehicles and is offered standard on most of Ford's pick-ups, crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUVs).
AdvanceTrac(R) Electronic Stability Control helps drivers maintain control of their vehicle during extreme steering maneuvers by helping to keep the vehicle headed in the driver's intended direction, even when the vehicle nears or exceeds the limits of road traction. The system combines information from several sensors, including the steering wheel angle, lateral acceleration and yaw rate, to determine when the vehicle begins to lose directional control. When the system senses wheel slip or the loss of traction, it applies braking where needed to keep the truck tracking safely on its intended path.
The Ford-exclusive RSC(R) system uses a second gyroscopic roll rate sensor to accurately measure the vehicle's roll rate. Using the roll rate sensor, RSC(R) can adapt the level of control to the loading conditions of the vehicle. If an unstable condition is anticipated, the system selectively applies individual brakes and modifies engine power to enhance vehicle roll resistance. Additionally, RSC(R) uses the information from the roll-rate sensor to provide not only roll control, but enhanced side-slip control without a roll-rate sensor.
The new MKT, a luxury three-row crossover utility vehicle with premium styling, will provide seating for up to seven passengers and in-car conveniences including SYNC, Ford's voice command technology.
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SOURCE Robert Bosch LLC
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