Add the Flex to the list of Ford Motor Co. vehicles that will benefit from the auto maker’s direct-injection, turbocharger technology. The ’09 cross/utility vehicle, due in showrooms in mid-summer 2008, will launch with Ford’s Duratec 35 3.5L V-6, one of Ward’s 10 Best Engines in 2007. At a later date, Ford also will offer a premium version of the engine with DI-turbo technology, Ward’s learns. Modeled after a powertrain concept called TwinForce, the technology is a cornerstone of ...

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