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COLOGNE, Germany – The new Ford Focus delivers the car’s most fuel-efficient powertrain line-up ever with improvements of up to 19 per cent, and a significant CO2 emission reduction across the entire line-up.

The new Focus will be the first vehicle in Europe to offer Ford’s new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine and new Focus also will be available for the first time with Ford’s 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine. Ford engineers have further optimised power, torque and fuel efficiency from the 2.0-litre TDCi engine; and Focus will continue to be offered with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – including a 99 g/km CO2 1.0-litre EcoBoost model.

Advanced new diesel engine technologies are available on both the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre TDCi engines and include a lean NOX trap for cleaner exhaust emissions, while friction is reduced with microscopic applications of Diamond Like Coating (DLC); engine breathing enhanced with Variable Nozzle Turbocharger.

Further Ford fuel-saving technologies including Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter, and Smart Regenerative Charging help to achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions across the full range of petrol and diesel engines.

“We have improved fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance by analysing engine and transmission effectiveness down to the smallest detail, and also given consumers more choice with an additional four new engine and transmission combinations,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “When the new 1.5-litre TDCi engine is introduced, Focus will be available with all engines meeting Euro Stage VI months ahead of the legislation taking effect.”
 

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Nice to see that the 1.0L will be offered with an automatic. Many don't want a manual.

Anyone have information on the Cruze Diesel sales? I have not followed them, don't think I have ever seen one either. Something tells me, if they were even modestly good, GM would be shouting it from the top of the RenCen.
 

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Nice to see that the 1.0L will be offered with an automatic. Many don't want a manual.

Anyone have information on the Cruze Diesel sales? I have not followed them, don't think I have ever seen one either. Something tells me, if they were even modestly good, GM would be shouting it from the top of the RenCen.
Is that 1.0L automatic for Europe or for the US?

Cruze Diesel: 4,306 YTD. 732 for August.
 

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Powerful petrol engines
Ford’s new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine achieves a seven per cent improvement in fuel efficiency when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox and equipped with Auto-Start-Stop, compared with the power-equivalent 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine it replaces. From early next year it also will be offered with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Available with 150 PS or 182 PS, the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost is equipped with the integrated exhaust manifold technology first introduced with Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. This improves efficiency by helping the engine reach optimal temperatures faster, and also delivers torque more rapidly by minimising the distance exhaust gasses travel between the cylinders and turbocharger.

The engine also uses the core EcoBoost technologies of turbocharging, high-pressure direct fuel-injection and Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing alongside a new aluminium engine block. A water-cooled intake charge cooler delivers a more efficient feed of air into the engine and the control system has been reprogrammed to offer high levels of engine refinement, quietness and performance.

“The new 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine offers customers the very latest EcoBoost engine technologies in a smarter and more efficient package,” Bakaj said. “More economical, smoother-running and free-revving, this new EcoBoost engine delivers an even more compelling option for drivers who love petrol performance and want low running costs.”

Award winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost
The new Focus will continue to be offered with Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which last year was chosen by a third of Focus customers and this year was named International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third year in a row. From early next year the 125 PS Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost also will be offered with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

New Focus also will continue to be offered as a 1.0-litre EcoBoost version delivering 99 g/km CO2, the previous version of which earlier this year became the first non-hybrid petrol family car in Europe to offer sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions.

New gear ratios help to deliver the low emissions, alongside existing fuel-efficient technologies including Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter, and Ford EcoMode that provides drivers with feedback on their driving style to help them become a more fuel-efficient driver.

In addition, Ford’s Smart Regenerative Charging system selectively engages the alternator and charges the battery when the vehicle is coasting and braking to recapture energy that would otherwise be lost – reducing engine load for less fuel usage.

Paddle-shift controls will be available as an option with all automatic and PowerShift transmissions, both diesel and petrol – and enable drivers to control gear changes while keeping their hands on the steering wheel.

New diesel technology
New Focus also will be offered for the first time with the Ford’s 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine. Available with 95 PS or 120 PS, it delivers greater power, torque and responsiveness, with optimised combustion chamber design, and cutting-edge turbocharger and fuel injection technology. It will feature the most fuel-efficient combustion process from a Ford diesel engine to date and it has a lean NOX trap in the exhaust after-treatment system for even cleaner emissions.

“The total surface area of the active material inside the new lean NOX trap covers the equivalent of two and a half full-sized football pitches – despite measuring just 132 mm in diameter and 124 mm in length,” said David King, manager, diesel calibration, Ford of Europe. “It acts like a sponge to capture the NOX emissions that result from more efficient combustion of diesel fuel, which is helping Ford achieve lower levels of CO2.”

Ford has developed the engine’s piston bowl to improve combustion, and coated a number of components including the pistons, pins and seals with a layer of DLC. Less than a third the width of a human hair, the six-micron thick layer of this extremely tough and smooth material bonded to a component is enough to reduce friction for improved efficiency and refinement.

A revised Variable Nozzle Turbocharger helps to increase airflow into the engine, while the latest generation high-pressure fuel injection minimises internal fuel losses and improves combustion, helping to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions.

The 95 PS version will deliver 98 g/km CO2 emissions, a ten per cent improvement compared to the 1.6-litre TDCi diesel. It also will deliver 3.8 l/100 km (74.3 mpg) fuel efficiency when mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

A 120 PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel PowerShift automatic also will be introduced next year and is expected to achieve a 19 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency when compared to the 115 PS 2.0-litre TDCi diesel PowerShift Focus it replaces. The six-speed manual version will deliver a 10 per cent fuel efficiency improvement.

The enhanced 2.0-litre TDCi diesel engine delivers significantly more power, torque and better fuel efficiency. The 150 PS version will deliver a 15 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency over the previous 140 PS model when specified with the six-speed manual gearbox, or PowerShift automatic transmission – achieved by introducing Auto-Start-Stop and Variable Nozzle Turbocharger technology. Torque is up from 340 Nm to 370 Nm.

“The new Ford Focus is the clearest example yet of Ford’s commitment to delivering the fuel efficiency drivers demand using advanced technologies,” Bakaj said. “Customers needn’t look to a specific variant to reduce their carbon footprint or running costs – they can now find optimised powertrains across the range.”

Ford’s 1.6-litre Ti-VCT petrol and 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engines will still be available on selected series in some markets.
 

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Europe only. Once again, Ford gives Europe the best they have to offer and leaves America wishing for more. :banghead:

So much for that One Ford promise. :(
I do remember Ford stating in relation to the Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost and an automatic, that the US consumer would complain too much about it being 'different' than a larger engine tied to an automatic transmission they are used to. But the Europeans, who are used to rowing their own gears in diesels, have less to complain about. And apparently so do the Chinese, because they also get the Fiesta 1.0L with 6-speed automatic.

But offering the award winning, high efficiency 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the US as manual only seems like a waste.
 

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I do remember Ford stating in relation to the Fiesta 1.0L EcoBoost and an automatic, that the US consumer would complain too much about it being 'different' than a larger engine tied to an automatic transmission they are used to. But the Europeans, who are used to rowing their own gears in diesels, have less to complain about. And apparently so do the Chinese, because they also get the Fiesta 1.0L with 6-speed automatic.

But offering the award winning, high efficiency 1.0L EcoBoost engine in the US as manual only seems like a waste.
I remember that too, but it makes no sense because the 1.0L makes more power than the 1.6L used in the Fiesta. I think it's just an excuse because Ford can't produce enough 1.0L engines. They also only offer the engine on ONE model trim!!! They are purposely trying to limit how many people will buy it here in the states.

I agree with you 100% it is a waste.
 

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I remember that too, but it makes no sense because the 1.0L makes more power than the 1.6L used in the Fiesta. I think it's just an excuse because Ford can't produce enough 1.0L engines. They also only offer the engine on ONE model trim!!! They are purposely trying to limit how many people will buy it here in the states.

I agree with you 100% it is a waste.
The bolded was good for a chuckle!
 

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IMHO, there is a controversy about focus 1.0 L ecoboost A/T.
Fiesta 1.0L 100 ps ecoboost has a powershift A/T.
But facelifted focus will have 1.0 125ps 6 speed A/T. This is certainly not a powershift gearbox (If it is, they say its a powershift). And I think its the same 6 speed selectshift from Kuga .
We need fuel efficient engines and gearboxes over here in Europe as gas is quite expensive here. So matching a fuel efficient 1.0L engine to a thirsty classic torque convertor automatic gearbox is a dilemma .
I think 1.0L ecoboost A/T and 1.5L ecoboost A/T must be for USA.

P.S: 1.5 litre diesel engine will be mated to a 6 speed Powershift gearbox and its certainly for Europe :)
 

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This info is for the new Euro spec Focus

1. Focus (facelift):
A. The last day of production of the current model - September 26, 2014
b. The first units will be issued - October 23, 2014
c. The first unit will go to the markets: in November/December 2014.

Gasoline engine & transmissions:
1.0l. EcoBoost (100 hp) 5-speed. Manual Durashift (iB5)
1.0l. EcoBoost (125 hp) 6-speed. Manual Durashift (B6) 6-speed automatic transmission. (6F35)
1.5L. EcoBoost (148, 180 hp) 6-speed Manual Durashift (B6) or 6-speed automatic transmission. (6F35 - March 2015)
1.6l. Ti-VCT (85, 105, 125 hp) 5-speed Manual Durashift (iB5) 125hp 6-speed PowerShift (6DCT250)

Diesel:
1.5L. TDCi (95 and 105 hp) 6-speed. Manual Durashift (B6)
1.5L. TDCi (120 hp) 6-speed. Manual Durashift (B6) or 6-speed automatic transmission. (MPS6 PowerShift in March 2015)
1.6l. TDCi (95, 115 hp) 6-speed. Manual Durashift (B6)
2.0l. TDCi (150 hp) 6-speed. Manual Durashift (MMT6) or 6-speed automatic transmission. (MPS6) PowerShift
 

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^ I wonder how this plays in to the mix.

"Paddle-shift controls will be available as an option with all automatic and PowerShift transmissions, both diesel and petrol – and enable drivers to control gear changes while keeping their hands on the steering wheel."
 

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according to a local ford focus forum in TR, facelifted focus 1.0 EB A/T doesnt have the auto stop start system , but 1.5 EB A/T does.
So silly . I wonder why ?
Auto stop start system certainly increases fuel economy
 

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Why is it taking so long for Ford to unveil the facelifted Focus in the Asia-Pacific region?
It looks like Ford's plant in Thailand and China are still producing the pre-facelift Focus models.
 

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In Europe, the 1,0 lt auto is an expensive option for the Focus, Fiesta and B-Max. I expect to own one of them whem i move to Spain soon...
 

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In Europe, the 1,0 lt auto is an expensive option for the Focus, Fiesta and B-Max. I expect to own one of them whem i move to Spain soon...
Will you take your Explorer with you?
 

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Will you take your Explorer with you?
No. I love my Explorer, but is too expensive to move it from Venezuela to Spain. And this kind of car is too big for european roads... and very expensive to fill up with gas. And i need money to move to Europe... and here i can sell this car for a good amont of dollars...

Whatever, i will be happy with a small car like the B-Max or a Focus hatchback
 
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