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Published on February 27th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Ford Focus ST To Get 177bhp 1-liter Ecoboost Engine

Ford engineers are planning in installing a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, which could have a power output of up to 177bhp into the 2012 Focus ST if the green light is given to Gunnar Herrmann, Ford’s vehicle line director for the Focus. The tiny three-cylinder engine will probably feature twin sequential turbocharging to raise its output from 123bhp to as high as 177bhp which is an unparalleled figure for this small engine. It is believed that Ford already has a functioning prototype of this three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine. It is likely to have an electric supercharger that will take on the role of the small turbocharger, which transfers power to another turbocharger from the 1.6-litre Ecoboost engine. The 1.0-litre unit is expected to be used in a performance version of the Focus slotted some distance below the upcoming 247bhp Focus ST.

Herrmann confirmed too that by the year 2015, the 1.0-litre Ecoboost would already have totally replaced Ford’s normally aspirated 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engines in nearly all regions worldwide. He added that the 1.0-litre Ecoboost will displace the non-turbo 1.6-litre this year in the European market. This means that the Fiesta will also get this engine.


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