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Prices for the Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost have been announced
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30 January 2012

Ford has announced prices for new ultra-efficient three-cylinder petrol engined Focus EcoBoost, which will be available from next month. The entry-level Focus Edge will be priced at £16,245, a £250 premium over the 104bhp 1.6 model, while the 118hp 5dr will be £500 more.

The turbocharged 1.0-litre engine will be offered in two power levels, and both will qualify for zero vehicle excise duty in the first year. The most potent will offer 123hp, delivering a claimed 56.5mpg on the combined cycle while producing only 114g/km of Co2.

Equipped with the 99bhp Ecoboost engine, the Ford Focus returns an average of 58.9mpg and Co2 emissions of 109g/km, best in class for a petrol engine.

Although the all-new 1.0 litre EcoBoost’s cylinder block can fit onto a sheet of A4 paper, it has the highest power density of any Ford production engine to date, with 125lb ft of peak torque (147lb ft on overboost) between 1,400 and 4,500rpm.

Mark Ovenden, Ford of Britain managing director, said: “Gone are the days when the number of cylinders dictates performance. This highly efficient, technically advanced powertrain is not only great fun to drive, but it delivers fuel economy improvements and ultra-low CO2 emissions which lead to real world cost savings for our customers.”

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Oilburner 1 February 2012

Re: Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost prices announced

hamp wrote:
As for all the technically illiterate above claiming that the engine will be overstressed, well if capacity and cylinder count is the only thing associated with durability I guess we should all be driving 5.0litre V8s! This is the future - and I'm sure it will work just fine.

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I find the talk of "thrashing" the engine to make the same progress as the 1.6 especially amusing. The 1.0 Ecoboost actually produces more low down power than the 1.6 NA engine does, therefore it will actually be worked less in real world driving, and perhaps be more durable as a result (and possibly more efficient). It certainly has less moving parts to go wrong, always a bonus! Although the relevance of how much an engine is revved and its effect on durability is debatable in itself! :)

hamp 31 January 2012

Re: Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost prices announced

This proves the internal combustion engine still has a future and that you dont need a Diesel to get into tax bands B/C. As for all the technically illiterate above claiming that the engine will be overstressed, well if capacity and cylinder count is the only thing associated with durability I guess we should all be driving 5.0litre V8s! This is the future - and I'm sure it will work just fine.

Flash Harry 30 January 2012

Re: Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost prices announced

I commend Ford for this new tech on such a small capacity engine but like eveyone else its wait and see on the road test.The problem of course is economy claims of course.Fiat Twin Air and VW TSI are nowhere near as economical as they claim but grat engines nonetheless.

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