Engine Ford M8MA

The 1.5-liter Ford M8MA or Kuga 2 1.5 EcoBoost engine was produced from 2014 to 2019 and was installed only on the second generation of the Kuga crossover in a manual transmission modification. A similar power unit is found on Galaxy and S-Max minivans, but under the UNCI index.

The 1.5 EcoBoost line also includes internal combustion engines: M8DA, M9DA and M9MA.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Kuga Mk2 in 2014 – 2019.


Production years 2014-2019
Displacement, cc 1498
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 150
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 79
Piston stroke, mm 76.4
Compression ratio 10.0
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator on two shafts
Turbocharging Continental
Recommended engine oil 5W-20
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Kuga 2017)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~230 000

Disadvantages of the M8MA engine

  • A number of cases of destruction of the piston of the second cylinder due to detonation are described on specialized forums;
  • The cause of overheating is often a breakdown of the electromechanical clutch in the pump;
  • Also, injectors quickly become clogged in the engine and intake valves coke;
  • One of the most frequent warranty claims is the replacement of turbine nozzles;
  • There are no hydraulic lifters here and valve clearances need to be periodically adjusted.

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