More on the new Ford EcoBoost Engine 2

Ford has released new details on its new 1.0 litre Ecoboost petrol engine which is set to appear on the Focus next month.

The engine promises to be something quite special. It will be highly economical as you may have already guessed from the size of the engine and at the same time offer some great performance levels. Ford has said that the engine performance will be so great that the car will reach levels such as a 1.6 litre. How that is made possible?

Two configurations

The engine itself is purely based on a three cylinder design. There are two configurations available. One set will be able to achieve 125 MPG give back a great 56.5 MPG and emit just 114g/km of carbon dioxide emissions. The next configuration gives back 100 BHP whilst achieving 58.9 MPG and emitting just 109g/km.

Dunton and Dagenham

Ford’s well known Dunton and Dagenham facilities will be the location for the new engine to be produced. There will be a great team of 200 engineers behind the project.

The engine will be able to reach the levels of a typical 1.6 litre engine. Its maximum torque level will be 170 Nm which can be enhanced to levels of 200 Nm.

Graham Hoare – new era

Graham Hoare, the powertrain director at the Ford Dunton factory said that the new engine signals a brand new era for the UK division of Ford. He said “This is the third addition to our acclaimed EcoBoost engine family, joining the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines which span 150PS to 240PS. This 1.0-litre EcoBoost signals a new era of downsized, super frugal engines for the sub-130PS segment. During development our UK engineers focused on improving thermal efficiency and reducing friction of the engine’s internal moving parts, especially during warm-up.”

Savings

The new EcoBoost engine could be so advanced that drivers will save plenty of money in terms of running costs. This prediction is also based on the fact that petrol is cheaper than diesel. There is also zero vehicle excise duty on the Focus within its first year. In just one year owners can save £115 with year two savings standing at £95 and yearly savings after being £85.

The engine is set to be unveiled onto the new Ford Focus range this year on the 22nd of February. It will command a higher price of £250 over the normal 1.6 litre engine.