Ford has released new information about the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that will debut in the 2012 Focus (Euro-spec).

Ford has released new information about the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that will debut in the 2012 Focus (Euro-spec).

The three-cylinder mill has an aluminum cylinder head, an integrated exhaust manifold and an "innovative flywheel and front pulley design to counter engine vibration." There's also a turbocharger, direct injection and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT).

Two versions will be available and the entry-level unit will produce 100 PS (74 kW / 99 hp) while emitting 109 g/km.  The high-performance variant will develop 125 PS (92 kW / 123 hp) and 170 Nm (125 lb-ft) of torque - 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) with overboost. In the Focus, it will consume approximately 5.0 l/100km (47 mpg US / 56.5 mpg UK) and have CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.

According to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, "The new 1.0-litre EcoBoost - and our entire family of EcoBoost engines - represent technology breakthroughs that deliver power, fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions through turbocharging and direct injection."

The engine will eventually be offered in the 2012 B-MAX, before becoming available worldwide.

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