Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost, with a full range record

1600 km of routes with a single tank of gas, passing through the streets of the Scandinavian Peninsula is indeed achievable: This is the new record made ​​by a completely standard Ford Focus, equipped with the new three-cylinder gasoline engine of 1.0 EcoBoost 125 hp .

The enterprise was carried out by two pilots Norwegian Knut Wilthil and Henrik Borchgrevink , who took turns driving the Focus, passing through the beautiful landscapes of Norway, Finland and Sweden for over 1628 km without even a stop for refuelling . The average Ford Focus for sale is equipped with a small three -cylinder turbocharged engine which is able to achieve an average fuel consumption of just 3.3 l/100km, an incredible result that consecrates the Focus as the most thrifty car petrol car in the “C” segment.

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Going by Borchgrevink and departing from the town of Kautokeino, which is located 400 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, along the breathtaking roads of the Scandinavian Peninsula to the capital of Oslo. The journey of the two pilots was carried out in 28 hours at an average speed of 60 km / h, trying to keep a constant speed, avoiding sudden braking and fast-track and off the air conditioner.

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The 1.0 EcoBoost Ford shows off the cutting-edge technology characterised by the use of independent double overhead camshafts with variable valve timing (Ti- VCT) , direct gasoline injection , the charging system and the start-stop system : the two components ensure that the advanced fuel consumption and harmful emissions content , are not to be mention for the excellent speed performance that it offers. Strong 125 hp and 175 Nm of torque, which rises to a height of 200 Nm when the overboost function is enabled, the Ford Focus equipped with this unit promises a top speed of 193 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h carried out in 11.3 seconds, compared to CO2 emissions in the combined cycle of just 109 g / km.

These features have allowed this technological drive to win the coveted “International Engine of the Year 2013”, in addition to winning the category of” Best under 1.000cc engine displacement “, thanks to the vote of a jury composed of 87 journalists belonging to the automotive sector and from 35 countries around the world . The Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost 125 hp is available in Europe from €19,000, while if you opt for the entry-level version with 100 hp , the list price goes down to an altitude of 18,250 Euros .

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