COLOGNE, Germany -
Ford Motor Company has announced a new version of the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost that will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99 g/km CO2 emissions.
The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will achieve class-leading fuel efficiency of 4.3 l/100 km (67.5 mpg). Equipped with a specially calibrated 100 PS version of Ford’s award-winning engine, the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost also will feature Ford ECOnetic Technology including ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, unique aerodynamics under the car, and revised gearing to help deliver the company’s most fuel-efficient ever petrol-powered family car when it goes on sale early next year.
“Even just a couple of years ago few people would have thought it possible that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100 g/km CO2 barrier,” said Barb Samardzich vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down.”
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – named International Engine of the Year 2013 and 2012 – enables the new model to be more powerful than a first generation Ford Focus with a 1.6-litre engine from less than 10 years ago while producing 47 per cent less CO2.
Due to its low emissions the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will qualify French buyers for a €200 discount from the new car registration tax.
The new model that will be produced in Saarlouis, Germany, will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, alongside the standard 100 PS version that offers 109 g/km CO2 emissions and the 125 PS version that offers 114 g/km CO2.*
Introduced to the Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX last year, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be extended to the EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles; Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier people movers; and later the all-new Mondeo.
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine uses a low inertia turbocharger, split cooling system and direct fuel injection to deliver surprising levels of performance from the 3-cylinder engine block. The new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 99 g/km will also use a range of fuel-efficient Ford ECOnetic Technology features including Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Active Grille Shutter and Ford EcoMode that supports a more economical and environmentally friendly driving style.
Ford recently launched the zero emissions Focus Electric, and also offers the diesel Focus ECOnetic that delivers 3.4 l/100 km (83 mpg) and 88 g/km CO2 emissions.*
“With the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost, Focus Electric and Focus ECOnetic, Ford offers customers an unrivalled power of choice of fuel-efficient family cars,” said Sherif Marakby, vehicle line director, Ford of Europe.
Ford will announce pricing for the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost with 99 g/km CO2 ahead of its launch in Europe early next year.
*The stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 as last amended. Results in MPG also correspond to this European drive cycle and are stated in imperial gallons. The results may differ from fuel economy figures in other regions of the world due to the different drive cycles and regulations used in those markets .