Yet, three-cylinder Ecoboost engine of 1.0 liters is one of the most anticipated engines. It is the smallest and most efficient engine Ford so far and will not "stop" only the Focus, but will expand the B-Max, C-Max and Mondeo even.
Why has reached such a "bad thing"? Simple. Because most of the pollution fees are calculated based on carbon dioxide emissions and engine capacity. Diesels are efficient, but are larger, and the engines 'simple' gasoline are not as effective as manufacturers would like.
However, it is still hard to think of a compact almost 1.5 tons that can be equipped with 1.0 liter engine, cylinder capacity usually seen in class mini models, or even less.
Special for this reason, before we place the wheel I opened the hood to see how fit the new engine - and as expected, around it is very much space. Even Roger Ratley, gasoline powertrain development manager said the new Ecoboost engine block can fit smoothly on A4 paper. Furthermore, the engine is only 97 kg although not made of iron and aluminum, while the 1.6 liter petrol engine weighs 130 kg.
The driver can say that the Ford engine is very refined. For example, highway, 120 km / h can be heard much louder wind noise than the Ford engine. Even when joined more "violent" at 4,000-5,000 rpm engine compartment does not disturb occupants. Frankly I would have preferred a more present soundtrack, but let's not forget the motor target.
Unlike aspirated petrol engine of 1.6 liters, 125 hp Ford Ecoboost is more fun to drive. There goes the rounds as fast as the 1.6 liter 150 hp, but is flexible, offering good half fact and may be even economically. For example, on a winding mountain road, the average consumption recorded by the onboard computer was 8.5 litres/100 km since it adopted a more sporty driving style. When the economy went consumption dropped almost 6 litres/100 km.
The new 125 hp Ford Focus Ecoboost has a starting price of $ 23,488 taxes including( in United States), prices valid for the Trend and Sport. If the basic version, the new Ecoboost is about $ 1,100 more expensive than the naturally aspirated 1.6-liter petrol and 105 hp (which has, however, a five-speed box) and 1,300 euros more expensive than 1.6 liters and 85 hp. On the other hand, the new engine is intended as an alternative to diesel engines - to a new 95 hp 1.6 TDCi engine is $1,000 cheaper.
1.0 liter Ford Ecoboost engine as the 125 hp version and in the 100 hp is now produced in Cologne, Germany, and next month will go into production at Craiova. Focus initially launched, the new engine will power and models B-Max, C-Max, and it is possible to reach even the Mondeo a more powerful version.