Ford plans to develop its TDCi diesel engines, low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies and EcoBoost petrol engines to introduce 15 fuel-efficient models in Europe this year.
By the end of this year Ford will have one of the most impressive portfolios of fuel-efficient cars in the industry, which offer CO2 emissions of under 100g/km. the collection includes two Focus diesel models and six Fiesta models (three diesel, three petrol). This year the company will launch the Focus Electric, its first ever all-electric, zero-emission passenger vehicle.
“The introduction of our new EcoBoost petrol engines has really helped us to go further in our drive to reduce our total fleet CO2 emissions, while still delivering great performance and driving dynamics,” said Sherif Marakby, Ford of Europe, director of Powertrain Engineering. “Add top-notch diesel engines and our range of low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies that are spreading to more and more vehicles all the time, and we are now delivering a comprehensive range of efficiency leaders to European customers.”
Nine of the total of 15 fuel-efficient models will feature Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which recently won the “International Engine of the Year” award. Besides the existing 100PS and 125PS Focus models, the company will introduce two models of all-new B-MAX and four models of C-MAX and Grand C-MAX.
Ford’s Best-In-Class Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2012
1. Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS
2. Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS
3. Focus 1.6-litre ECOnetic Technology 88g
4. Focus ST 2.0-litre EcoBoost 250PS
5. B-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS
6. B-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 120PS
7. B-MAX 1.6-litre TDCi
8. C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS
9. Grand C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 100PS
10. Grand C-MAX 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS
11. Transit 2.2-litre TDCi 1-tonne
12. Transit Tourneo Custom 2.2-litre TDCi
13. Ranger 2.2 TDCi 125PS RWD