Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine sets 16 world speed records
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The recently introduced 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine by Ford, which they claim is a pocket rocket, made headlines for its fuel efficiency. Those up to date with the market know this engine is arriving on the EcoSport mini SUV launching in early 2013.
But to prove that the engine is not just fuel efficient and is also a powerhouse, Ford put it to the test and emerged with 16 Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) speed world records.
Drivers drove the Ford Focus equipped with the 1.0L Ecoboost engine that generated 125PS of power, including World Rally Championships star Jari-Matti Latvala and set the records at the CERAM test circuit in Mortefontaine, France, over a two-day period.
The tests were carried under the supervision of a Fédération Française du Sport Automobile (FFSA) steward. All records were subject to Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) homologation in Category B (series production cars), Group 1 (4-stroke engine), Class 5 (with engines of between 850-1,000cc).
Solid start 1 kilometre
113.522 km / h
Solid start 1 mile
Flying start 1 kilometre
176.168 km / h
Flying Start 1 mile
The highest average speed over 10 km
172.053 km / h
The highest average speed over 100 km
187.579 km / h
The highest average speed over 500 km
186.793 km / h
The highest average speed over 10 miles
The highest average speed over 100 miles
The highest average speed over 1 hour
191.056 km / h
The highest average speed over 1000 km
164.361 km / h
The highest average speed over 500 miles
The highest average speed over 1000 miles
The highest average speed over 6 hours
165.555 km / h
The highest average speed over 12 hours
166.784 km / h
The highest average speed over 24 hours
171.029 km / h
The cars have set “sub 1.0 litre class” world records.
The 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost on the Focus is capable of reaching the 0-100 km/h figure in just 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 193 km/h. It delivers a fuel efficiency of 5.0 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.
A 100 PS version of the 1.0-litre engine delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency of 4.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 109 g/km. This is the engine which we might get to see regularly in smaller Ford cars in the future.
Ford might create a huge fan following with this new small 4 stroke, 3 cylinder engine, that will provide driver’s the enjoyment a high powered car but at the same time being easy on the wallet with great fuel economy figures.