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Frankfurt 2011: New 1.0L 3-Cyl EcoBoost Motor To Power Euro-Spec Focus Line

By Manoli Katakis | September 12, 2011 | | No comments

Originally announced earlier this summer, Ford’s development of an all-new 1.0L 3 cylinder EcoBoost engine was hailed to be the smallest engine that the company has ever developed. That being the case, we expected the boosted baby engine to propel A and B segment cars such as the Ford Ka or Fiesta. As it turns out, the first models to officially get the new engine will be the C segment Ford Focus, more specifically, the Euro-spec model as well as the B-Max and C-Max and will be available in early 2012.

The new engine utilizes a cast-iron block (to improve engine warmup time by 50 percent, and because it’s more frugal than aluminum) and will be available in 99 horsepower and 118 horsepower variants. A respectable 125 pound-feet of torque is ready from a scant 1,300 rpm with assistance from a turbocharger that can spool up to 250,000 revolutions per minute.

All of this, of course, is to improve the fuel economy of the vehicles it will be set for. FoMoCo has officially claimed the engine is good for 120g/km CO2 on the European cycle, which converts to an impressive 45.5 U.S. miles per gallon and will be fitted with five-speed and six-speed manual transmissions. Will it come to America? Well, with gas prices these days… wouldn’t you like to see it happen?
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