Thanks to a mix of a new generation of EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engines, TDCi diesel engines and low CO2 ECOnetic technologies, Ford claims that 15 of the new vehicle models that it will launch in Europe by the end of the year will achieve best-in-class fuel efficiency.
In addition, the Blue Oval says that it will have one of the largest fleet of cars in the continent with CO2 emissions of under 100g/km, including six Fiesta models (three diesel, three petrol) and two Focus diesel models, while it will also launch its first ever pure electric model, the Focus EV.
“The introduction of our new EcoBoost petrol engines has really helped us to go further in our drive to reduce our total fleet CO2 emissions, while still delivering great performance and driving dynamics,” said Sherif Marakby, Ford of Europe, director of Powertrain Engineering.
He continued: “Add top-notch diesel engines and our range of low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies that are spreading to more and more vehicles all the time, and we are now delivering a comprehensive range of efficiency leaders to European customers.”
Naturally, Ford’s new 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol that recently won the prestigious “2012 International Engine of the Year” award will feature in most of the new models including the B-MAX small MPV and the larger C-MAX and Grand C-MAX minivans.
In detail, these are the new models Ford claims will boast best-in-class fuel economy figures:
Ford’s Best-In-Class Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2012
- Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS
- Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS
- Focus 1.6-litre ECOnetic Technology 88g
- Focus ST 2.0-litre EcoBoost 250PS
- B-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS
- B-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 120PS
- B-MAX 1.6-litre TDCi
- C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS
- Grand C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS
- Grand C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS
- Transit 2.2-litre TDCi 1-tonne
- Transit Tourneo Custom 2.2-litre TDCi
- Ranger 2.2 TDCi 125PS RWD
*Plus further 2 Ford Fiesta variants available from Q4 2012.