Ford's European engine lineup for its all-new Focus, which will hit showrooms early next year, includes a range of gasoline and diesel powerplants that should suit the needs of a variety of buyers. From a 1.6-liter diesel with 94 horsepower on up to the top rung 247 hp turbo'd four in the hopped-up ST model, Ford has developed a range of engines to fit the variable tastes of each individual buyer.
Unfortunately, American won't have access to all of these powerplants, but here's a rundown of what has endowed the Euro-spec Focus with. Diesel options include a 1.6-liter engine in 94 hp or 113 hp trim and a re-engineered 2.0-liter with either 113 hp, 138 hp or 161 hp on tap. Gasoline-fueled choices include a turbo'd 1.6-liter Ecoboost mill in 148 hp or 178 hp guises and a non-turbocharged 1.6-liter Duratec engine available in 104 hp and 123 hp configurations. Rounding out the choices is the top-o-the-line 247 hp turbo'd 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine that's exclusive to the Focus ST.
Yeah, it's an exhaustive list of engines, but the choices don't end there. All 1.6-liter engines, whether of the diesel or gasoline variety, come standard with Ford's stop/start fuel-saving technology. Additionally, the stop/start system will be phased into the rest of range at a later date, perhaps only as an option. All of the re-engineered engines boast efficiency improvements over their predecessors and the range-topping 247 hp mill found in the Focus ST offers a 20-percent improvement in both fuel economy and emissions over the outgoing five-cylinder powerplant. This turbo'd 2.0-liter proves that true performance can be both efficient and clean.