Ford Motor Co. is enjoying a successful launch of its new 2.3L DOHC I-4 in a $400-million upgrade of its Dearborn Engine & Fuel Tank Plant. Production of the I-4 engine family is projected to be 2 million units annually — accounting for a whopping 25% of Ford's annual engine production by 2004. The new engine family, say sources at Ford, is meant to eventually replace the current Zetec iron-block I-4s. The new 2.3L engine was first launched six months ago at Ford's facility in ...

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