2011 Frankfurt: Ford debuts 1.0 liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost in Focus
Ford announced today that in early 2012, the company’s new 1.0 liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost will be offered in the Ford Focus. The engine will offer the performance of a conventional 1.6 liter engine with less than 120g/km CO2 emissions.
The 1.0 liter 3-clyinder EcoBoost will also be offered in the Ford C-MAX in 2012 followed by the Ford B-MAX.
Ford said it will offer two versions of the 1.0 liter engine in the Focus in Europe in early 2012 with 98 horsepower and 118-hp mated to a 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions respectively.
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“By offering the Focus with an advanced small-displacement petrol engine Ford is not only making a major statement on how serious we are about engine downsizing – it also shows the strength of our development and engineering capabilities. To produce a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine with such impressive performance and fuel economy is a clear example of our commitment to be class-leading in fuel economy,” said Graham Hoare, Executive Director, Powertrain, Ford of Europe.
Ultimately, Ford says that the 1.0 liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost will be offered in Ford models in North America, China and in other regions.
– By: Omar Rana