1-Liter Ford Focus

Ford Focus must be the only car in the world that offers in its range fro very high performance 350hp engines, to dismal 3cylinder 1.0 liter units!

The new Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost is the one we’re talking about here, and it’s now available to order in Europe. The first 100PS- and 125PS-powered Focus cars produced in Saarlouis, Germany, offer class-leading fuel economy of 4.8l/100km and CO2 emissions of 109g/km and 5.0l/100km (56.5mpg) with CO2 of 114g/km, respectively. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost uses turbocharging and direct fuel injection to extract impressive levels of power and fuel efficiencies from a three-cylinder engine block so small it can fit on a sheet of A4 paper.

The incredible smallness is the beauty of this engine. We have to test it in the real world to see it really works or not.


Ford press release:

The engine’s torque of 170Nm between 1,400rpm and 4,500rpm is comparable to modern diesel engine standards. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine also will be offered this year in the C-MAX, the all-new B-MAX and other models.

“Developing an engine this small and fuel efficient that still delivers good power and driving fun in a Focus-sized car would have seemed impossible just a few years ago,” said Ford of Europe Chairman and CEO Stephen Odell.

The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will join the 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol and 1.6-litre TDCi diesel in wearing the ECOnetic Technology badge, recognition reserved for Ford cars that are leaders of or among the very best in their segment in terms of fuel economy.

Over half of new Ford cars sold this year will wear the ECOnetic Technology badge. This is expected to increase to two-thirds in 2013 as more Ford customers benefit from innovative low CO2 ECOnetic technologies.

These include:

* Active Grille Shutter, which automatically adjusts the grille to improve aerodynamics (Active Grille Shutter);
* Smart Regenerative Charging, which helps ensure the battery is kept charged in the most efficient way, in turn reducing the overall amount of fuel used;
* Ford Eco Mode, a smart in-car eco-driving coach that rewards efficient driving via instrument cluster graphics;
* Gearshift Indicator, which highlights the most fuel-efficient point in the rev range to change gears.

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