Ford reveals 125hp engine - of just 1000cc


Ordinarily, we would not consider the launch of a new 125hp engine worth our time on PH. Nor would we consider that a 1.0-litre motor is worth troubling you about.

But when those two figures collide in the same engine, well then it's probably worth mentioning. So this, ladies and gents, is the new Ford 1.0-litre EcoBoost, a three-cylinder turbocharged engine that's coming soon to a Focus near you in early 2012.

Designed and developed in the UK at Dunton and Dagenham (and with a £110 million Cologne production line designed by the UK Manufacturing Engineering team), the new engine is designed to give the performance of a 1.6-litre petrol engine, but with significantly reduced emissions and fuel consumption (114g/km and 56.5mpg in the Focus).


Which is all very impressive. There's also a 100ps version that'll find its way into the C-Max and B-Max MPVs.

What most intrigues (and pleases) us most, though is the implication that a big manufacturer like Ford is still interested in at least moderately powerful conventional petrol engines which keep more than half an eye on economy.

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  • lgomgf 10 Nov 2011

    Now that is something... when I was back in Brazil for last x-mas my father had just purchased a ford Ka, engine 1.0 liter 4 cylinder... power... well, only 69cv...

  • PSBuckshot 10 Nov 2011

    Thats pretty decent.
    Wonder if anyone will put it in a Mini? scratchchin

    Still waiting for Ford to make the Fiesta RS though.

  • kambites 10 Nov 2011

    It's fascinating watching the way that petrols are starting to close the gap to diesels again in terms of fuel economy for a given power output. Should be a good lump in the Focus for those not particularly interested in performance.

  • The Spruce goose 10 Nov 2011

    now 2 together, 250 bhp v6 twin turbo, 35 + mpg, I like the sound of that.

    Edited by The Spruce goose on Thursday 10th November 11:33

  • Rabbo 10 Nov 2011

    lgomgf said:
    Now that is something... when I was back in Brazil for last x-mas my father had just purchased a ford Ka, engine 1.0 liter 4 cylinder... power... well, only 69cv...
    It used to be 59bhp... and I think Noah had one in the Ark!

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