Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cleveland Engine

Cleveland Engine is a Ford Motor Company engine manufacturing facility in Brook Park, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Cleveland.

 Opened in 1951, Cleveland Engine Plant number 1 was the site of production for Ford's first overhead valve engine, the Lincoln V8. It was later the site of production for the Ford 335 engine, commonly called the "Cleveland". It also produced many of the "5.0" V8 engines used through the 1980s and 1990s, with the last produced in 2000. The demise of the 5.0 was to also be the end for CEP1, but Ford instead invested $350 million to refurbish it to handle production of the Duratec 30 for the Ford Freestyle, Ford Five Hundred, and Mercury Montego. Ford closed the plant in 2007.

On February 27th 2009, Ford Motor Company announced that it would be reopening Engine Plant 1 to produce their new EcoBoost 3.5L V6. The EcoBoost V6 produces 15% lower CO2 emissions, and is capable of 20% better fuel economy. Since the shutdown of Engine Plant One in 2007, $55 million in improvements have been made to accommodate the new production line.

Cleveland EcoBoost V6 engines will be available in the 2010 Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, and Ford Flex, and will be standard on the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO.

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