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Old 11-29-2011, 06:22 PM
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From next year Ford will use a 1.0L EcoBoost in the Focus and C-Max, it looks like a pencil sharpener but pumps out 98/123bhp.

Still a bit confusing though, only 3 months ago Ford were pushing a dumbed-down 1.6L with 86bhp for the Focus and now they're marketing low-capacity turbo engines for the same model. Why not just tune a range of different displacement N/A engines to be the best they can be?
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:34 PM
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Still a bit confusing though, only 3 months ago Ford were pushing a dumbed-down 1.6L with 86bhp for the Focus and now they're marketing low-capacity turbo engines for the same model. Why not just tune a range of different displacement N/A engines to be the best they can be?
If you have EcoBoost, and it works, why not use it? To make the same numbers out of a N/A 1.6 engine, it would be as inefficient as all hell!
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:12 AM
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I'm a turbo sceptic but time will tell if they cut the the mustard.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:06 AM
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From next year Ford will use a 1.0L EcoBoost in the Focus and C-Max, it looks like a pencil sharpener but pumps out 98/123bhp.

Still a bit confusing though, only 3 months ago Ford were pushing a dumbed-down 1.6L with 86bhp for the Focus and now they're marketing low-capacity turbo engines for the same model. Why not just tune a range of different displacement N/A engines to be the best they can be?
Well, I guess the 86hp 1,6 will be phase out after a while (just like VW is slowly replaciing the 1,4 80/85hp NA engine with the 85hp 1,2 TSI);

Low power - say 80-100hp - petrol engines sell in considerable figure in Europe, in many markets they are teh best seller in the range, so Fors has to fooer soemthing with that power, or tehy loose a lot of customers. And if the 1.0 EcoBoost is not ready, why not offer a NA engine with that power?
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:57 PM
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Well, I guess the 86hp 1,6 will be phase out after a while
It was only phased in 3 months ago but I guess so.

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And if the 1.0 EcoBoost is not ready, why not offer a NA engine with that power?
No reason why not but Ford is capable of getting N/A 86bhp from much less than 1.6 litres. I was just a bit puzzled by their strategy.
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Some markets will only find the 1.6NA works for them, thanks to looser emissions laws and less ability to maintain.

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Apparently they are planning a twin turbo 180 hp version of the upcoming 3 cylinder 1.0 ecoboost for the Focus:



http://www.worldcarfans.com/11202234...produce-180-hp
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:28 AM
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^^^ That would be a pretty awesome drive!
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If they tuned the V6 ecoboost that way you'd have a new engine for the GT500.
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Hey, does anyone know if Ford mentioned any new colors for the Focus for the next year model?

I found these images on Flickr which are either chopped or the color looks different due to the light?
It makes it look like the Squeeze color on the Fiesta and i think it looks brilliant on the new Focus. I really don'y understand why Ford did not offer a similar green given how successful it was on their Fiesta

http://www.flickr.com/photos/autogap...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/autogap...n/photostream/
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