New 99g/km petrol engine for Ford Focus
- New petrol Focus emits less than 100g/km of CO2
- 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine averages 67.5mpg
- Available from January/February 2014
The new Ford Focus Ecoboost is set to be the first petrol family car to achieve under 100g/km of CO2. The 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine will produce 99g/km of CO2, is capable of a claimed 67.5mpg and will be exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty.
The Ecoboost engine produces 99bhp and 47% less CO2 than a 1.6 Focus from less than 10 years ago.
In order to achieve these figures Ford has added a stop-start system, low rolling resistance tyres and improved the Focus's aerodynamics. Estimated starting prices are around £17,000.
This will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-litre Ecoboost engine, along with the 100 and 125 versions.
The engine will also be available in other models in the Ford , such as the Ecosport SUV, Transit Connect, Transit Courier, Tourneo Connect and the all-new Mondeo.
By Tom Biles-Apps
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