Ford has announced plans to introduce ultra-fuel efficient versions of the Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta to Europe during 2012.
At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford will show two new ultra-efficient models featuring advanced fuel saving technology: the new Ford Focus ECOnetic Technology, featuring the first lean NOx adsorbing technology in a diesel with emissions of 89g/km and the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Technology - the first Fiesta to feature Auto-Start-Stop technology - achieving 87g/km.
The Ford Focus boasts fuel consumption of 83.1mpg, which makes it to most fuel efficient non-hybrid C segment car, while the Ford Fiesta achieves 85/5mpg.
The Frankfurt Motor Show will also showcase a Ford Focus powered by the new 3 cylinder 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, offering high levels of fuel efficiency and strong performance.
In order to achieve the high levels of fuel efficiency, the Ford Fiesta and Focus ECOnetic technology include the following technology:
The Ford Fiesta and Focus ECOnetic Technology models are powered by the 1.6 litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, which produced 95PS in the Ford Fiesta and 105PS in the Focus. The engine has been optimised to enhance fuel efficiency with a new injection system as well as friction reducing features, a more efficient combustion system, enhanced cooling and a revised engine management.
Paired to the 1.6 litre diesel is Ford's six speed Durashift manual transmission. The high efficiency design has been optimised to eliminate losses from friction, using special low friction transmission oil and a revised final drive ratio which improved fuel economy at cruising speeds.
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