2012 Ford Focus gets fuel-efficient 2.0-liter I-4 engine delivering 40 mpg

Article by Christian A., on October 21, 2010

Arriving at nationwide dealerships early next year is Ford Motor Co.’s 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 engine with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), direct gasoline injection and E85 flex fuel capability.

It is capable of delivering 40 mpg (5.88 l/100km) highway (with automatic transmission). It has an output of 160hp and torque of 198 Nm, a marked improvement from 140hp and 185 Nm in the 2011 Ford Focus.

Fuel economy and performance were improved by direct injection since it sends the exact amount of gasoline right into the combustion chamber.

Due to its flex fuel capability, drivers can opt to use less-expensive E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development, said that by combining direct injection and Ti-VCT, it has been able to “make a quantum leap in fuel economy and performance.”

Kuzak said that the company is meeting the goals of its global powertrain strategy, and it now boasts another key engine in its lineup.

This engine will be built in Ford’s Dearborn Engine Plant in Michigan. Kuzak claimed that the new Focus is expected to be one of the global leaders in terms of fuel economy and CO2 emissions. But he said that even after the launch, the company will continue to develop new technologies.

In fact, it is excited about the launching of the zero-emissions Focus Electric BEV in North America in 2011. He pledged that throughout the Focus’ life cycle, it will “demonstrate the Ford commitment to deliver unsurpassed fuel economy on a truly global scale.”

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