Ford has announced that the European Ford Focus is going to get a new 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine in early 2012. The 1.0L engine will offer the performance of a larger 1.6L with less than 120g/km CO2 emissions.
The smallest EcoBoost engine available will feature technologies like turbocharging and direct injection. Two versions of the 1.0L will be available with either 99 horsepower or 118 horsepower. The engine can be mate to either a five-speed or six-speed manual transmission. Other European Fords to benefit from this new 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine include the C-Max in 2012, followed later by the all-new Ford B-Max.
Ford plans on offering the 1.0L engine in Ford models in North America, China and in other regions.
“By offering the Focus with an advanced small-displacement petrol engine Ford is not only
making a major statement on how serious we are about engine downsizing – it also shows the strength of our development and engineering capabilities. To produce a 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine with such impressive performance and fuel economy is a clear example of our commitment to be class-leading in fuel economy,” said Graham Hoare, Executive Director, Powertrain, Ford of Europe.