2012 Ford Focus lineup gets the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine this February

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 31, 2012

Ford's ultra-efficient, high tech, direct injection, turbocharged 1-liter EcoBoost engine will go on sale in the United Kingdom next month throughout the Ford Focus range.  This industry-first EcoBoost engine brings top performance to compete with a conventional 1.6-liter engine with considerably enhanced fuel efficiency as well as class-leading ultra-low carbon dioxide emissions.

This three-cylinder EcoBoost engine comes in two power levels. In the five-door Focus at 125PS, it provides a combined fuel economy of 56.5mpg and low petrol CO2 emissions of 114g/km. This is a level unrivalled by Focus competitors with similar power outputs. Meanwhile, the 100PS variant provides outright best-in-class petrol CO2 emissions of 109g/km as well as a combined fuel economy of 58.9mpg.

About 200 engineers in the UK based at Dagenham and Dunton were able to successfully build a powertrain which does not only provide fuel economy but also delivers the spirited and refined driving performance that customers expect from Ford.

Although the 1-liter EcoBoost cylinder block is so small that it can fit onto an A4 paper, it provides a maximum of 125PS and 170Nm peak torque (200Nm with overboost) from 1,400 to 4,500rpm, delivering the highest power density of any Ford production engine ever.

The price of the new Ford Focus lineup will start at £13,995 on the road. The recent price list is effective February 22.  The engine is priced £250 (on the road) above the 1.6-liter 125PS engine. It will be featured later this year in the Grand C-MAX, Ford C-MAX and all-new Ford B-MAX.

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