As weve seen with other 2015 Focuses, our test car was noticeably quieter than earlier models (we noted 70 decibels at a 70-mph cruise, compared with 71 in the last Focus sedan we tested thanks to laminated front windows and extra sound-deadening material.
Taking an educated guess, going from.0-liter I-4 to.0-liter I-3 will probably shed between 100 and 150 pounds from the Focus.
Its up to you whether sacrificing some speed for a few extra miles per gallon is worth it).
I mention that only because I drove the car around the Palace of Versailles and not back here in the USA.
The midlevel Focus SEagain, the only trim level available with the EcoBoost threecomes well-equipped for 20,080 (the hatchback body style adds 500).It refused to state the mpgss or the price.Fords being oddly tight-lipped about the last two numbers.With 30kg less in the nose, the Focus feels incredibly light.Ford's petrol engine chief engineer Andrew Fraser explained that the three-cylinder mod xbox 360 to played games is designed to replace the ageing.6-litre petrol unit, which makes up a tiny percentage of Fiesta sales, but about 15 to 20 per cent of Focus sales.A six-speed manual is the only transmission choice (regular Focuses get a five-speed or an optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic and an engine stop-start fuel-saving feature is standard.
More than 200 engineers based in Dunton, Essex, have worked on this little engine, and their painstaking development shows.
Even so, we really enjoy the.0-liter engine.
The compact turbo is sourced from Continental and spins at up to 248,000 rpm.
In English, the.0-liter heats up quickly, which is crucial in markets such as the Midwest and Northeast.
Remove haste from your priorities, and the EcoBoost Focus slides into a happier mode.As a livable daily driver, the.0-liter Focus is a good car.This is fine and good, except when you do hear the whirring engine on part throttle openings, it comes as a complete surprise.It's available in two power outputs; 98bhp with a five-speed gearbox, or 123bhp and a six-speed gearbox.Obviously, the Focus.0-liter will be heavier than the Fiesta with the same engine.Keep in mind that the Fiesta SFE is a tiny little thing, weighing in at just 2,615 pounds.Add in Ford's well-proven cabin design, safety features such as lane-departure warning, City-Stop braking, and useful options like the new active door-edge protectors, Quick Clear windscreen and active parking, and you'll wonder if Britain's favourite family hatchback hasn't just got a bit more appealing.However, hills, speed and heavy loads show up the engine's relative lack of torque (although the turbo will over boost from 170 to 200Nm for 30 seconds) and drag the performance down.Having less weight on the nose than.0-liter Focus helps, too.No, but youd probably have to be looking for the differences in NVH to notice them.