Engine Ford 1.5 TDCi

The 1.5-liter 8-valve Ford 1.5 TDCi diesel engines were introduced only in 2012 as a further development of the 1.6 TDCi series engines, developed jointly with the PSA concern. However, Peugeot-Citroen switched to their own line of 16-valve 1.5 HDi diesels.

Ford 1.5 TDCi engine design

The 1.5 TDCi engine debuted in 2012 on the sixth generation Fiesta and similar B-Max and was an update to the 1.6 TDCi, only the piston diameter was reduced from 75 to 73.5 mm. The design of the new diesel engine has not changed much: an aluminum block with cast-iron sleeves, an aluminum 8-valve head equipped with hydraulic compensators, a timing belt drive, a Bosch Common Rail fuel system with a CP4-16/1 pump and electromagnetic injectors, as well as an MHI TD02H2 turbine for weak versions or Honeywell GTD1244VZ for more powerful ones.

In 2018, diesel engines were updated to the current environmental standards Euro 6d-TEMP and received the name EcoBlue.


Production years since 2012
Displacement, cc 1499
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 75 – 120
Torque output, Nm 185 – 270
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 73.5
Piston stroke, mm 88.3
Compression ratio 16.0
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive belt
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 6
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The first generation of these diesel engines includes 14 different modifications:

UGJC (75 hp / 185 Nm) Ford Fiesta Mk6, B-Max Mk1
XUCC (75 hp / 190 Nm) Ford Courier Mk1
XUGA (75 hp / 220 Nm) Ford Connect Mk2
UGJE (90 hp / 205 Nm) Ford Ecosport Mk2
XJVD (95 hp / 215 Nm) Ford Ecosport Mk2
XVJB (95 hp / 215 Nm) Ford Fiesta Mk6, B-Max Mk1
XVCC (95 hp / 215 Nm) Ford Courier Mk1
XXDA (95 hp / 250 Nm) Ford Focus Mk3, C-Max Mk2
XVGA (100 hp / 250 Nm) Ford Connect Mk2
XXDB (105 hp / 270 Nm) Ford Focus Mk3, C-Max Mk2
XWGA (120 hp / 270 Nm) Ford Connect Mk2
XWMA (120 hp / 270 Nm) Ford Kuga Mk2
XWDB (120 hp / 270 Nm) Ford Focus Mk3, C-Max Mk2
XUCA (120 hp / 270 Nm) Ford Mondeo Mk5

Disadvantages of the Ford 1.5 TDCi engine

  • The most widespread problem of these diesel engines is the breakdown of the turbocharger actuator. Also, the turbine often fails due to the ingress of oil from the oil separator into it.
  • With regular driving through traffic jams in this engine, the EGR valve clogs very quickly. Usually it requires cleaning every 30-50 thousand kilometers, or it can simply jam.
  • Like any modern diesel engine, this power unit is picky about the quality of diesel fuel, the frequency of changing oil and filters. It is also important to monitor the condition of the timing belt.

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