Honeywell has been selected by Ford to develop turbochargers for its EcoBoost technology on next year’s 2010 Lincoln MKS. The new turbocharged 3.5L V-6 engine will perform like a large V-8, but will deliver the fuel economy of a V-6. According to the company the EcoBoost engine range is creating a new dynamic in the equation between power, fuel economy and CO2 output. The result will be one of the world’s most powerful, yet fuel-efficient, gasoline-powered luxury sedans. To help bring this pioneering engine to market, Honeywell leveraged the latest advances in turbine design and materials to optimize the performance and ensure the reliability of its modern gasoline turbo technology. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 will deliver upwards of 340-plus lb-ft (461Nm) of torque across a wide engine range — 2,000 to 5,000 rpm — versus 270 to 310 lb-ft (366Nm to 420Nm) of torque for a conventional naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V-8 over the same speed range. Honeywell expects the global turbocharger segment to grow from 30% of the overall automotive market to more than 38% by 2013 as automakers look to boost engines to help increase fuel-efficiency and reduce harmful exhaust emissions without sacrificing performance.