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2012 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost Review

The new 2012 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost is unique in its segment: Neither the Opel Astra or the VW Golf are getting with such a weak displacement three-cylinder gasoline engine. Since the Ford EcoBoost 1.0 but a turbocharger is blowing strong the march, the measure under the hood, no spot more, on the regional tour in 2012 we tried the stronger of the two power levels available with 125 hp and 170 Nm tight torque . The up front: Under Motorized or even a traffic block the Fuel-Efficiency Focus is absolutely not a paragon of refinement, unfortunately, no – of course, three pots are not as refined as those fours, but the even lighter-like peevishness used to it quickly. And also like, because of the strong swipe.


The 2012 Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost identify the characteristics of downsizing, including EcoBoost turbocharging, gasoline direct injection and variable valve timing. That’s enough to forgo costly measures such as an underbody panel or can be lowered. As expected, however, a start-stop system and a gear shift indicator were aboard our classy equipped test car, a Focus Titanium priced at € 26 535. The switch was recommended in the Ford Focus test was not too hard with the court, the rate fell below 40 kph, was asked to downshift to fifth gear. Thanks to the high torque driving is such untertouriges absolutely no problem as long as jostles at the traffic light behind a nobody.


Our Ford Focus driving report was – what a surprise – not designed for performance, but on the fabled NEDC consumption of 5.1 liters, corresponding to 117 g CO2/km. Bear in mind: This is when the vehicle is a full-blown compact car, not as a “city car” or similarly hyped sardines. Who else but our editor has a relaxing foot on the accelerator and the switch then makes a recommendation consistent, should come to the consumption indicated in each case very closely. On the other hand, the liveliness of a motor results in permanent temptation to move the Focus 1.0 TDCi bit faster, so in our driving report average consumption also achieved – but with little meaningful 10 km route – was about six liters.