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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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Lee23404 12 October 2010

Re: Ford Focus engine line-up revealed

stavers wrote:
The 99hp engine isn't awful - just a bit underpowered for the car

No it is awful. I did 5,000 miles in a Focus powered by it and it is unrefined and heavy on fuel. I struggled to get much more than 30mpg.

It is not fit for purpose when VW for example has the 1.4T and even Vauxhalls 1.6 with 115bhp is far superior.

stavers 12 October 2010

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Lee23404 wrote:

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.

The more powerful engine has the Ti-VCT system seen on new Fiesta & current generation Focus Zetec S.

The 99hp engine isn't awful - just a bit underpowered for the car. Same with most of the smaller engine sizes in larger cars.

Addy Go Fast 9 October 2010

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

Good observation my friend, I hadn't thought of that!

I'd bet you are probably right. I would like to think the Fiesta will be a little closer to 200bhp to be on the same terms as the Corsa VXR and Clio 200, but if it's 180bhp I wont be surprised. That seems to be the minimum acceptable bhp in this sector now - cue Fabia VRS, A1/S1, Polo GTI, Ibiza Cupra, Mini Cooper S etc.

I had a new Fiesta Zetec S for a hire car in June and although lacking a bit in power, I couldn't believe how good it was to drive! I'll be interested to see how it will compare against the Clio200 on a countryside point-to-point route!