As expected, Ford revealed today the official details of the 2011 Ford Focus, its new-generation of the popular car which made its world debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, in three versions: sedan, hatchback and station wagon. Ok, we’ll start with the most interesting parts, the engines.
The new Focus will be powered by a state-of-the-art 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged direct injection petrol engine, available in 150 PS and 180 PS versions.
The 180 PS version pushes the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph), as well as an average fuel consumption of 6.0 litres/100 km (47 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 139g/km.
The new Focus also includes Ford’s proven 1.6-litre Duratec Ti-VCT unit delivering outputs of 105 PS and 125 PS. The 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine has been completely updated and is available in two different power ratings: 95 PS and 115 PS. The 115 PS version delivers a maximum torque of 285 Nm and achieves an average fuel consumption of 4.2 litres/100 km (67 mpg) and CO2 emissions of 109g/km.
A more powerful 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel is also available in two versions, delivering 140 PS and 163 PS. This engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission but also to the high-efficienct Ford PowerShift 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. For the North American market, the new Focus is powered by a new 160 PS 2.0-litre petrol engine.
Furthermore, the new car is expected to standardise Ford Auto-Start-Stop technology across a significant part of the range. Regarding safety, the new car promises to bring the new Low Speed Safety System, which appears in a Ford vehicle for the first time.
This system was designed in order to detect and help drivers avoid the kind of low speed frontal collisions which are very common in congested urban driving conditions, and operates at speeds below 30 km/h (20 mph).