New Ford powertrains for 2010 model line-up

The new powertrains will be available for many models in the Ford line-up, including the eagerly anticipated new Ford Focus and Fiesta models.

Ford claims the engines will deliver higher performance and still cut CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy.

The manufacturer aims to introduce 60 new engines across the Ford range by 2013 as part of an initiative started in 2008.

Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development , said: "We know car buyers around the world are focused on cost of ownership, and the introduction of Ford’s latest petrol and diesel powertrains is another significant step towards our goal of being a global leader for fuel economy."

New petrol engines comprise two low-CO2 four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engines in 1.6 or 2.0-litre guises. The 150 and 180PS 1.6-litre engine will be launched in the new C-Max and Grand C-Max in late 2010 and the 203 2.0-litre petrol will feature in the 2010 S-Max, Galaxy and Mondeo models.

The new Duratorq TDCi diesels are also offered in 1.6 or 2.0-litre variants, with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 163PS for the 2.0-litre unit.

An ultra-efficient ECOnetic diesel alternative is launched for Ford’s low-CO2 ECOnetic model line-up, including the Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and Transit models.

The Fiesta ECOnetic will boast combined fuel economy of 74.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 98g/km, meaning an exemption from road tax and the congestion charge.

A new six-speed manual gearbox and Powershift six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission have been designed to match to the new engines. The manual transmission will feature in the C-Max, Grand C-Max and new Ford Focus this year.