Ford Announces First Petrol-powered Family Car in Europe To Break 100 g/km CO2 Barrier
Aug-12-2013 4:00 AM ET
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has announced a new version of the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost that will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99 g/km CO2 emissions.
The Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will achieve class-leading fuel efficiency of 4.3 l/100 km (67.5 mpg). Equipped with a specially-calibrated 100 PS version of Ford’s award-winning engine, the new model also will feature Ford ECOnetic Technology including ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, unique aerodynamics under the car, and revised gearing to help deliver the company’s most fuel-efficient ever petrol-powered family car when it goes on sale early next year.
“Even just a couple of years ago few people would have thought it possible that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100 g/km CO2 barrier,” said Barb Samardzich vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down.”
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine enables the new model to be more powerful than a first generation Focus with a 1.6-litre engine from less than 10 years ago while producing 47 per cent less CO2.
Due to its low emissions the new Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost will be exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty exemption in the UK, and French buyers will qualify for a €200 discount from the new car registration tax.
The new model that will be produced in Saarlouis, Germany, will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, alongside the standard 100 PS version that offers 109 g/km CO2 emissions and the 125 PS version that offers 114 g/km CO2.*
Introduced to the Fiesta, B-MAX, C-MAX and seven-seat Grand C-MAX last year, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be extended to the EcoSport SUV, Transit Connect and Transit Courier commercial vehicles; Tourneo Connect and Tourneo Courier people movers; and later the all-new Mondeo. Read More....