Ford first to break 100 g/km CO2 barrier with petrol family car image

Ford has announced a new version of the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost that will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99 g/km CO2 emissions.

Also, it will achieve a class-leading fuel efficiency of 4.3 l/100 km (67.5 mpg), being equipped with a specially calibrated 100 hp version of Ford’s award-winning engine. The new model will feature Ford ECOnetic Technology, including ultra-low rolling resistance tyres, unique aerodynamics under the car, and revised gearing to help deliver the company’s most fuel-efficient ever petrol-powered family car when it goes on sale early 2014.

“Even just a couple of years ago few people would have thought it possible that a medium-sized petrol car could break the 100 g/km CO2 barrier,” said Barb Samardzich vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe. “The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has a habit of taking expectations of what a petrol engine can deliver and turning them upside down.”

The new model that will be produced in Saarlouis, Germany, will extend to three the number of Focus models offered with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, alongside the standard 100 hp version that offers 109 g/km CO2 emissions and the 125 hp version that offers 114 g/km CO2. Additional features to the 1.0-litre EcoBoost 99 g/km include Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Active Grille Shutter and Ford EcoMode.