Ford S-MAX
Ford S-MAX

The UK-built Ford 1.6 diesel engine will be at EcoVelocity, featuring in the Ford Fiesta, Focus, Grand C-MAX and S-MAX.

The 1.6 turbo diesel common rail injection (TDCi) powerplant now available in all Ford models and is assembled at Ford's wind-powered Dagenham Diesel Centre.

Emissions are 95g CO2 when found in the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, which is now on sale.

The Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi produced 114g/km CO2 with fuel consumption of 65.6mpg, allowing the Mondeo to benefit from zero road tax in the first year and then £30 form year two.

Andy Barratt, Ford Britain sales director, said: "Ford has an outstanding low-carbon vehicle line-up at EcoVelocity, combining design style, technology and affordability thanks to impressive fuel economy".

Ford's Dagenham Diesel Centre in East London is 100% powered by wind-generated electricity. The centre can assemble 1,000,000 engines every year. A new turbine currently being installed will double annual CO2 savings from 2500 to 5000 tonnes per year.

Chris Wollacott, Ford Dagenham Diesel Centre manager, said: "The Dagenham Diesel Centre assembles Ford's greenest engines, which return over 76mpg. Rising demand has prompted the extra turbine to maintain the plant's green energy source."

Ford Models At EcoVelocity 2011
Published : 06/09/11 Author : Staff

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