COLOGNE, Germany – Media praise for Ford’s all-new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, powering the new Focus, continues to pour in…
Søren W. Rasmussen, COTY, FDM/Motor, Denmark – “This little engine replaces the old 1.6 and offers more fun for less fuel… The noise level is moderate, and thanks to a long-legged gearing the rpm levels are kept down. Even at highway speeds the engine had no trouble keeping up, and if you didn’t know better, you would think there was a “normal” sized engine in this car.”
Ekstrabladet.dk, Denmark – “The engine distinguishes itself by being very quiet. Despite only having three cylinders, it was our impression that the car is less noisy than anything else we are accustomed to in this class and price range – and when you need extra strength put your foot to the floor, the small three cylinder engine snarls in a nice and sporty way.”
L’Auto-Journal, France – “Usually, three-cylinder engines make an impression with their sound, which resembles that of a jet engine, but you can forget about that cliché. From the first rotations of the crankshaft, the Fox (its internal code name) has a musicality that we’d position somewhere between a five-cylinder and a V6. Amazing!
“The Focus 1.0 125PS performs rather well in the city, guaranteeing good pickup and pleasant handling. Out on the open road, the three-cylinder unit hastens to display its talents… For some, its relatively soft nature will bring back poignant memories of the 2.0-litre V6 Ford engine that powered some Capris!”
VSD, FRANCE – “A compact family car equipped with a 1.0-litre gasoline engine. This combination might make you smile, but park your prejudices at the door! This little three-cylinder unit is full of surprises… First of all, this engine doesn’t vibrate at all, unlike most three-cylinder units. It sounds more like a six-cylinder engine. Above all, it stands out for its astonishing dynamism. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost has remarkable performance figures and pickup for a small engine in a “big” car. It is a real delight to drive.”