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Ford to Invest $145M in EcoBoost Engine Production

February 26, 2016

Photo of worker building EcoBoost at Cleveland Engine Plant courtesy of Ford.
Photo of worker building EcoBoost at Cleveland Engine Plant courtesy of Ford.

Ford will invest $145 million  to upgrade its Cleveland Engine Plant to support production of the second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine for the 2017 F-150 lineup, according to Ford.

With the investment, Ford will create or retain 150 jobs to the plant.

The plant will produce the second-generation, high-output 3.5L EcoBoost that will power the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The engine produces more power with greater efficiency than the previous 6.2L V-8 and will be offered only in the Raptor.

The Cleveland Engine Plant produces the current version of the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, which powers 2016 Ford F-150, Explorer, Expedition, Transit, Flex and Taurus.

Along with the current 3.5L EcoBoost for F-150, the plant builds the 2.0L EcoBoost for Edge, 2.3L EcoBoost for Explorer, Mustang and Lincoln MKC, as well as the 3.7L V-6 rear-wheel-drive application for Mustang.

Cleveland Engine Plant opened in 1951 and employs more than 1,500 people. It has produced more than 1 million EcoBoost engines since 2009.

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