The only diesel I have owned with a spin on filter is my Taxi.
Most have cartridge or are metal with pipes coming out the top.
To the OP the way the fuel enters the engine doesn't mean the filters will be compatible.
The Ecoboost engines in Europe seem to be very efficient so can't see how you would improve things.
Unless the Ecoboost engines have different goals in the US.
But here they are all part of the downsizing for lower emissions and better fuel economy idea.
We are even getting the new Mustang in the UK!
With a 2.0 Ecoboost engine!!!!
06 Clio1.5DCi,109k, 6kOCI Mobil 1 0w40
08 Pathfinder 2.5 Dci,117k, 5kOCI Mobil Super 5w30 FE
12 Jaguar XJL 3.0 D Luxury 95k 8kOCI Jaguar oil???