Today, July 11th, Ford celebrated the milestone of 40 million engines manufactured at its East London engine site.
Ford Dagenham has been manufacturing engines at the East London engine site since 1931, and it now specializes in fuel-efficient diesel engines for Ford’s vehicles. Dagenham offers over 50% of global Ford diesel engine demand. Dagenham-built engines have been used for many famous Ford cars such as Ford Escort, Cortina, Capri, Granada, and Transit models, and the current Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Ford Transit.
Joe Greenwell, Ford Britain chairman, said: “Dagenham producing 40 million engines is a significant milestone for Ford’s biggest UK site. Ford Dagenham now produces Ford’s most fuel-efficient engine in the 1.6-litre TDCi unit and exports to 12 countries around the world as part of our global ‘One Ford’ strategy. This site is helping to power the UK’s sustainable economic recovery.”
The latest Ford Fiesta ECOnetic model features a 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine and offers fuel economy of 85.6mpg and low CO2 emissions of 87g/km. The Ford Focus, C-MAX, Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy models are powered by the 1.6-litre TDCi, considered the most fuel-efficient, low-CO2 engine derivative and also the most popular among the UK consumers.