Old Blue Oval types can go on for hours about the difference between Ford’s 351 Cleveland and 351 Windsor engines. Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1 quit building pushrod V8s rather a long time ago, and closed in 2007.
Now it’s back. Ford will reopen Cleveland to build the new direct-injection turbocharged EcoBoost V6, which will appear in at least four 2010 models, two Fords and two Lincolns. The 3.5-liter powerplant is supposedly good for 355 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, a major, um, boost over the normally-aspirated, port-injection 3.5 Cyclone, rated at around 265 hp. No pricing yet on the uprated engine, though last year it was speculated that the EcoBoost would carry a premium of about $700 over base versions.