While the US version develops 123 horsepower from an engine block that can be covered by a sheet of paper, Europe gets a special 138 horsepower version, which in a 2,700 lb car makes for a swift ride. Not to worry. AEM has developed a cold air intake system for 2014-2016 1.0L EcoBoost Fiestas that adds an estimated nine horsepower at the drive wheels.
One key to the 1.0L EcoBoost’s power output, which on a displacement basis matches some of the best engines available, is the unique low-inertia turbocharger, which is capable of spinning at up to 248,000 rpm in order to reduce throttle lag.
In addition to turbocharging, the engine utilizes fuel injection that provides multiple injections per combustion cycle directly into the cylinders and DOHC Ti-VCT to control both intake and exhaust valve operation. While the cylinder head is cast in aluminum, the tiny engine block (which can be covered by a sheet of paper) is cast in iron to reduce warm up times.
Upon inspecting the 1.0L Fiesta, AEM engineers determined that there were several areas in the intake system that they were able to improve. First, the air box sits aside the engine in one of the warmest areas under the hood. Next is that its location removed it from much of the cool, fresh, outside air that’s you critical in developing power. And further, they determined that the engine would produce more power with a larger intake tube, particularly for overboost situations.
A key to the cold air intake system is the AEM Dryflow filter. The AEM Dryflow filter is constructed from an innovative synthetic filter material. The oversized round tapered 21-2011DK AEM DryFlow filter is formed from this washable, non-woven synthetic filter medium optimized for air flow, filtration, and performance. Dryflow filters are so efficient that they’re able to capture up to 99% of all contaminants before they can reach your engine.
The AEM 21-816C cold air intake is a relatively straightforward DIY modification that takes just a few hours to install, with tools just about everyone has in their garage. The AEM 21-816C utilizes only factory mounting points, so there are no holes to drill or permanent modifications to make to your Fiesta.
The AEM 21-816C is designed to fit the following vehicles:
2016 FORD FIESTA 1.0L L3 Fuel Injection - All Models