FORD 1.0 LITRE ECO BOOST FIRST EVER GAS ENGINE TO ACHIEVE 67.5 MPG
Ford Announces New Focus 1.0-Litre EcoBoost – First Petrol-Powered Family Car in Europe to Break 100 g/km CO2 Barrier
COLOGNE, Germany - Ford Motor Company 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 Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 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 – named International Engine of the Year 2013 and 2012 – enables the new model to be more powerful than a first generation Ford Focus with a 1.6-litre engine from less than 10 years ago while producing 47 per cent less CO2.
Just remember this is on a larger gallon (Imperial vs. US gallon) of gas, plus a different rating system. On top of this, it would probably not be offered in the US because Americans like their acceleration and this 1.0L Focus will be slower due to "revised gearing" for the purpose of fuel mileage, and ultra-low rolling resistance tires in the US are known for their much harsher ride. These are characteristics that Americans are not crazy about (even in the name of fuel mileage) so I would not expect to see it here in the US.