DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. wants people to know that all direct-injected turbocharged engines are not created equal. During the development of the 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6, which began in 2007, Ford engineers worked to overcome problems inherent to the powertrain layout. In doing so, the auto maker racked up 125 patents and patent applications, adding to Ford’s 4,618 active and thousands of pending U.S. patents. The bulk of the patents and applications involve powertrain ...

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