BRENTWOOD, England – Despite a 34 per cent increase in fuel prices in the past four years, the Focus, powered by the new 100PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, delivers lower fuel costs than the 2008 Focus powered by a 100PS 1.6-litre petrol engine did four years ago.
In January 2008, with petrol at 104.3p per litre, UK owners of the 100PS 1.6-litre Focus 5dr paid an average of 11.2p per mile in fuel costs. Fast forward to today, with unleaded prices at 140p per litre, and the 1.0-litre Ford Focus 5dr costs 10.8p per mile in petrol – 0.4p per mile less than in 2008.
The reason: the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine achieves 58.8 mpg compared with 42.2 mpg on the 2008 model, while delivering the same power and more torque.
Ford’s new EcoBoost petrol engine helps fight rising fuel bills by using the latest technology – including advanced turbocharging and direct injection -- to deliver the performance of a traditional 1.6-litre engine with the fuel economy of a 1.0-litre engine.
Fitted to the Focus, the new engine takes fuel economy and CO2 emissions to new levels for a petrol family car, achieving up to 58.8mpg and 109g/km CO2 emissions, together with excellent performance and refinement.
In addition to the Focus, Ford’s fuel-efficient new 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine will also be offered in the C-MAX, the all-new B-MAX later in 2012 and more Ford vehicles in the future.