Ford's 1-liter EcoBoost engine produces 123 horsepower.
After ballyhooing ever-bigger V-8s for years, the auto industry is now jostling for bragging rights when it comes to making usable engines as small as possible - and thus more fuel efficient.
Lately, the attention is on a new breed of 1-liter, three-cylinder motors coming to the U.S.
Small enough for the block to fit in a suitcase, the first modern 1-liter engine for the U.S. is about to arrive in cars from Ford Motor. General Motors plans three-cylinder engines from 1 liter to 1.5 liters in the U.S. BMW is going to put a tiny three-cylinder in a new hybrid. Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz and ...