Ford to Introduce 15 New Fuel Efficient Vehicles in Europe this Year
Ford is leveraging its range of efficient EcoBoost petrol engines, TDCi diesel engines and low CO2 ECOnetic Technologies to introduce 15 new models in Europe in 2012 that are best-in-class for fuel efficiency.
The end of 2012, Ford of Europe also will have one of the largest portfolios of cars in the industry with CO2 emissions of under 100g/km, including six Fiesta models (three diesel, three petrol) and two Focus diesel models. Ford also will launch its first ever all-electric, zero-emission passenger vehicle this year – the Focus Electric.
Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, recently named winner of the “International Engine of the Year” award, is the driving force behind nine of the 15 new models with class-leading fuel efficiency.
The already available best-in-class 100PS and 125PS versions of Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost, with CO2 of 109g/km and 114g/km respectively, will soon be joined two models of all-new B-MAX and four models of C-MAX and Grand C-MAX.
Ford’s new ST performance cars will also deliver leading fuel efficiency in its class with EcoBoost engines, which leverage turbocharging and direct injection. Focus ST, on sale later this summer, will produce 250PS from a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, but emit just 169g/km CO2.
Ford TDCi diesel engines will also help Ford’s commercial vehicles, the Transit and the Ranger, offer unsurpassed levels of efficiency and emissions, including the 1-tonne and passenger bus versions of new Transit out-performing their rivals, emitting just 174g/km and 168g/km of CO2 respectively.
A 1.6-liter TDCi engine has already helped the Focus ECOnetic Technology to be Ford’s most fuel-efficient ever Focus, with best-in-class figures of 88g/km of CO2 and 3.4l/100km (83.1mpg). That utilizes the full range of Ford ECOnetic Technologies, including Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Active Grille Shutter, Eco Mode, shift indicator light, and optimised gear ratios. Lower suspension, wheel deflectors and low-rolling resistance tyres reduce driving resistances.
It also features a special catalytic converter called a lean NOx trap to help reduce CO2 emissions by facilitating a leaner combustion process using a higher proportion of air to fuel. Special undershields for optimal aerodynamics and a water-cooled charge air cooler add further efficiencies.
The increasing use of Ford ECOnetic Technologies and continuing success of Ford’s EcoBoost and diesel engines has put the company firmly on track to achieving its fuel efficiency and CO2 emission targets in the coming years.
Ford’s Best-In-Class Fuel Efficient Vehicles of 2012
1. Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost 100PS
2. Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost 125PS
3. Focus 1.6-liter ECOnetic Technology 88g
4. Focus ST 2.0-liter EcoBoost 250PS
5. B-MAX 1.0-liter EcoBoost 100PS
6. B-MAX 1.0-liter EcoBoost 120PS
7. B-MAX 1.6-liter TDCi
8. C-MAX 1.0-liter EcoBoost 125PS
9. Grand C-MAX 1.0-liter EcoBoost 100PS
10. Grand C-MAX 1.0-liter EcoBoost 125PS
11. Transit 2.2-liter TDCi 1-tonne
12. Transit Tourneo Custom 2.2-liter TDCi
13. Ranger 2.2 TDCi 125PS RWD
Plus further 2 Ford Fiesta variants available from Q4 2012.
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