Developed at Ford’s UK facilities, the car maker has just revealed its smallest ever petrol engine. Despite its diminutive size, the new EcoBoost engine is designed to deliver the kind of performance you would usually expect from a 1.6 litre engine.
According to Ford, the new 1.0 litre, three cylinder engine is capable of delivering 125PS with just 114g/km CO2. Expected to be rolled out across Ford’s range of small cars, the direct injection and turbocharged engine will make its UK debut in early 2012, appearing first on the all-new Focus model.
The new Focus fitted with the 1.0 litre engine will also be available as a 100PS version which will deliver outright best-in-class petrol CO2 emissions of just 109g/km. This engine will also feature in the Ford C-MAX and Grand C-MAX, plus the new Ford B-MAX which enters production in mid 2012.
The 1.0-litre EcoBoost cylinder block can fit onto a sheet of A4 paper but delivers up to 170Nm peak torque (with 200Nm overboost), giving it the highest power density of any Ford production engine to date.
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