Ford has unveiled Europe’s most efficient non-hybrid family car at the Frankfurt motor show The Focus Econetic Technology is powered by a 1.6-litre diesel and returns 83.1mpg and emits 89g/km of C02, which the Blue Oval claims is the best in Europe for a C-segment machine.
Ford has also showcased an Econetic Technology variant of the Fiesta at Frankfurt. The first Fiesta to be fitted with start-stop technology, it can do 85.6mpg and delivers 87g/km.
The Econetic Technology badged petrol and diesel models will offered with 1.0-litre or 1.6-litre EcoBoost engines or a 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine. The cars will come with host of eco-orientated features, such as auto-start-stop, smart regenerative charging, Ford Eco Mode driver information system and a gearshift indicator.
The 106bhp 1.6-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine will be the most frugal. It has been optimised for enhanced fuel efficiency with a new injection system, addition friction reduction features, a more efficient combustion system, enhanced cooling and revised engine management.
A feature unique to the Focus Econetic Technology is the lean nitrogen oxide trap in combination with a coated diesel particulate filter, which allows an even leaner combustion process in the engine.