Ford continues to downsize its engines in order to reduce consumption and lower CO2 emissions with the presentation of a brand-new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol unit on its Focus family car range in Europe.
The new turbocharged engine replaces the naturally aspirated 1.6-liter petrol and is available with two power levels, the first of which produces 99HP (100PS) and delivers 58.9mpg UK (4.8lt/100km or 49mpg US) with 109g/km of CO2 emissions in the five door Focus.
The second version delivers 123HP (125PS) and 170Nm (125 lb-ft) peak torque (200Nm with overboost) between 1,400 and 4,500rpm for a combined fuel economy of 56.5mpg UK (5.0lt/100km or 47mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 114g/km, again on the five-door hatchback.
“This is the third addition to our acclaimed EcoBoost engine family. Joining the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines which span 150PS to 240PS, this 1.0-litre EcoBoost signals a new era of downsized, super frugal engines for the sub-130PS segment,” said Graham Hoare, Ford’s European executive powertrain director.
The 1.0-liter EcoBoost, which Ford says can fit on a piece of A4 paper, was developed by UK-based engineers at Dunton and Dagenham.
Sales in Europe will begin in February with UK pricing starting from £13,995 on the road. According to Ford, this engine is priced £250 above the 1.6-litre 125PS engine and will subsequently find its way in the C-MAX, Grand C-MAX compact minivans and the all-new B-MAX small MPV later this year.