Ford Focus ECOnetic 2012 was display at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011 along with other exciting Ford models. The Focus ECOnetic is expected to use less than 3.5 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (equal to 80mpg*) and deliver ultra-low CO2 emissions of less than 95g/km when certification is completed later this year. New Ford Focus ECOnetic will be available in five-door and wagon bodystyles and goes on sale in early 2012
To achieve its outstanding fuel economy, Focus ECOnetic employs the latest low-CO2 technologies in its powertrain, aerodynamics and driver information systems.The vehicle is powered by a completely new 105PS version of the 1.6-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel, which has been optimised for enhanced fuel efficiency, with a new injection system and turbocharger, enhanced charge cooling and further friction reduction measures.The Focus ECOnetic also benefits a number of additional low-CO2 features which have been developed specifically for this model including a unique aerodynamic package with an Active Grille Shutter, ultra-low rolling resistance tyres and a revised final drive ratio.
The common rail fuel injection system of the diesel engine has been completely redesigned, with 8-hole nano sac injectors operating at injection pressures of up to 1600 bar, controlled by a more powerful engine management system. The new injection system delivers more precise control and increased combustion efficiency.To provide more accurate control of the charge air temperature and to deliver a cooler, denser charge, the intake system features a water cooled intercooler in place of the standard air-to-air system.
While the standard all-new Focus already boasts an exceptionally aerodynamic bodyshell (5-door CD = 0.295), the ECOnetic model has been designed with a number of additional features to minimise drag still further.Much of the aerodynamic development was concentrated on smoothing the airflow underneath the vehicle. The ECOnetic derivative features additional undershields and deflectors, which cover most of the underfloor between the front and rear axles, together with a new undershield on the rear axle.Aerodynamic performance is also improved by the use of steel wheels combined with special low-drag ECOnetic wheel covers, which are more streamlined than a conventional alloy wheel design.