I think where the hybrid could help would be assisting to boost engine torque at lower rpm, right where the electric motor is cranking it out and a smaller gas motor is struggling. So a light hybrid type of deal.
I bought a 2012 FX4 EcoBoost in Jan.
Most issues I read on the Ecoboost forums are studder issue and gas mileage complaints.
My truck has done studder thing a couple times with me not sure what that is but with 2 turbos and all those electronics I am not surprised.
My gas mileage is not as good as advertised but overall the truck is growing on me.
Tons of room, good power very quiet interior.
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Again, I don't know if it will be a good design long term, I am not saying it won't be, and have no reason to think it won't.
It's a '99 F250, 7.3L PS,Ext Cab 4x2, Ext Cab, Automatic, and totally stock other than a K&N panel filter, a fresh fuel filter, and recent oil change.
This week, (Mon-Weds) I drove 364 miles, on 21 gallons, hand calculated, and the same trip/fuel pump. cruising 70+ MPH. That's over 17 MPG's. I do run a diesel fuel additive, called Diesel Kleen.
14 Mustang GT | 87 Buick Grand National | 37 Plymouth Coupe | 13 Focus 5door | 13 F250 XLT 6.7
Yes, EcoBoost is marketing terminology. Congrats on deducing that. But it also represents the first time a mainstream manufacturer has put a twin turbo, direct injection V6 into a full size pickup that provides V8+ performance with V6-like MPG. For a hell of a lot less $ than an HD Dodge with the $$$$$$$$ Cummins option.