Ford has confirmed the engines that will form its new European Focus range from 2011

Ford has confirmed the European engine line-up for its all-new Focus range, which will reach showrooms early next year. It will include a new turbocharged 1.6-litre Ecoboost petrol unit, available in 148bhp and 178bhp guises.

In 178bhp form it can take the five-door Focus to 62mph in 7.9sec, while also returning 47mpg and with 139g/km CO2 emissions. The normally aspirated 1.6-litre Duratec petrol engine continues in the new range, in 104bhp and 123bhp forms.

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Diesel options will be updated 1.6-litre units, with 94bhp and 113bhp, and a re-engineered 2.0-litre unit that’s available with 113bhp, 138bhp or 161bhp. Stop-start is being phased into the range, too; all 1.6-litre models, petrol or diesel, will have the system as standard.

A 247bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder Ecoboost engine will power the new ST, a engine which also offers a 20 per cent improvement in economy and emissions over the outgoing ST's five-pot.

Ford has also confirmed it does not plan to launch a three-door or coupé-convertible version of the new Focus.

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8 October 2010

"Ford has also confirmed it does not plan to launch a three-door or coupé-convertible version of the new Focus".

What?! Not bothered about the convertible but no three door! Really?! Surely there's a market for one, particularly with three door models almost always looking much better than the 5 door variant.

Aren't all the Focus rivals offering a 3 door option apart from the Alfa? Apologies if I'm wrong and it's not the Alfa!

8 October 2010

Maybe dropping the 3dr and CC from the Focus line-up means there will be a new stand-alone Scirocco-style model added to the range to fill the void at the upper end? Maybe something along the lines of the Puma, or a modern day Capri?

On the new engines, stop start as standard on the lower diesels and a 180bhp petrol with under 140g/km of CO2 - sounds like a good range for countries with CO2 based tax systems.

8 October 2010

Urgh. The back of that ST looks like a Dodge Caliber.

8 October 2010

I am not surprised that Ford are not bothering with a three-door Focus as they have counted up the sales and decided that the profit is not high enough. Whether things are complicated by the fact that the car is also on sale in the U.S. i don't know. It would be nice to think that the economies of scale would allow a coupe to be built and sold both here and in the U.S. but I won't hold my breath.

8 October 2010

[quote Addy Go Fast]Aren't all the Focus rivals offering a 3 door option apart from the Alfa? Apologies if I'm wrong and it's not the Alfa![/quote]

Well Megane and (upcoming) Astra strike me as the only two main rivals who are continuing to make a different-shelled 3dr version. It works for them because they then limit the very hottest versions to their 3dr.

Peugeot recently phased out 3dr from the 308 range because it was unnecessary complexity, and there's never been a 3dr Bravo or Mazda3.

Leon is 5dr only too, but with the coupe-shape and hidden door handles it could pass for a 3dr; that's what Alfa have done now with the Giulietta.

New C4 is only a 5dr, and the sportier DS4 retains the back doors (which surprised me), and they too have gone for the hidden handled-look.

That leaves Golf and Auris who will take off two doors for you, but leave the shell pretty much unchanged.

8 October 2010

[quote Autocar]It will include a new turbocharged 1.6-litre Ecoboost petrol unit, available in 148bhp and 178bhp guises. [/quote]

Guessing we now know how powerful the new fiesta ST is then?

8 October 2010

[quote nettingham]there's never been a 3dr Bravo[/quote]

the first generation Bravo was 3dr, the 5dr was called Brava. Not sure about the later ones.

Plus there is the Civic which always was and still is available with 3 doors.

8 October 2010

I've finally worked it out! It's been bugging me since the pictures came out. I knew the rear reminded me of something and I know what it is now. The rear of the new hatchback Focus definitely has a touch of the Dodge Calibre's about it. Phew!

8 October 2010

What's the point of the 2.0l 113bhp diesel when there is a 1.6l with the same power output?

That said, I like the look of the new Focus and for more mainstream cars, slightly odd looks haven't held cars back. For example when it was revealed the current Civic was deemed slightly crazy!

8 October 2010

The ecoboost engines are all well and good but it's a shame they are continuing with the duratec 1.6. I see the power is up slightly so I hope it is as a result of a major re-design because the current 99hp 1.6 is just awful.

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