GENEVA, March 5, 2012– The new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost, on show at the Geneva Motor Show today, showcases the introduction of Ford’s most fuel efficient petrol-engine vehicle ever.
The 100PS- and 125PS-powered Focus cars offer class-leading fuel economy of 4.8l/100km (58.9mpg) 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 efficiency from its three-cylinder engine block, which is so small it can fit on a sheet of A4 paper. This combination of power and low CO2 emissions is unmatched by competitors in its segment.
The engine’s high torque of 170Nm between 1,400rpm and 4,500rpm (or between 1,400rpm and 4,000rpm in 100PS version) supports a fuel efficient driving style and delivers a good performance feel and diesel-like torque experience. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine also will be offered in the C-MAX and all-new B-MAX this year, with other models to follow.
“Developing an engine this small and fuel efficient which 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 CEO and chairman, 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 either leaders or among the very best in their segment in terms of fuel economy.
More than 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.
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*All fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures in g/km are from officially approved tests in accordance with EC Directive 93/116/EC. Fuel economy figures quoted are based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world.
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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com
Ford of Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 51 individual markets and employs approximately 66,000 employees. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 22 manufacturing facilities, including joint ventures. The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.