Romeo, Michigan – Ford’s engine plant in Romeo, Michigan has produced its 10-millionth engine. The plant produces engines for the F-150 and Mustang, among others.
The 10-millionth engine, a 4.6-litre V8, will be shipped to AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock, Michigan and installed in a 2010 Mustang GT.
Converted from a tractor manufacturing facility, the Romeo plant produced its first engine in 1990. Its 1,000 employees manufacture V8 engines, along with many of their major components, including cast iron and aluminum blocks, crankshafts, cylinder heads, connecting rods, and camshafts.
The plant operates two lines: a high-volume line that builds three variations of 4.6-litre V8 engines, and a niche line, which produces the 5.4-litre supercharged engines for the Shelby GT500.
The engines are shipped to plants in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri, where they are used in the F-150, Mustang, Econoline, Explorer, Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis.