More new Ford cars to get world’s best engine

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine, featured on the new Ford Focus, has recently displayed the power of EcoBoost technology by winning the 2012 “International Engine of the Year”, giving Ford enthusiasts a taste of how effective the technology can be.

This EcoBoost technology is now expanding to some of the American Brand’s most popular models.

With half of all new Ford cars expected to be carrying the EcoBoost badge by the end of the year, Ford will offer 15 new vehicles that achieve best-in-class fuel efficiency in Europe for 2012.

Available engines in the new EcoBoost line-up include a 1.0-litre petrol (109g/km) and a 1.6-litre TDCi diesel (88g/km). It also includes a 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol which features on the 247bhp Focus ST performance car and emits just 169g/km.

Sherif Marakby, Ford of Europe, director of powertrain engineering, said: “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.”

The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine made its debut on the new Ford Focus and has since become somewhat of the flagship model for the EcoBoost range.

The new Ford B-Max, a Fiesta based MPV, is likely to become another flagship model of the EcoBoost range. The B-Max has earned a stylish name for itself as its compact body style and missing B-pillars give it a unique appeal in the current car market.

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