Not the hybrid but downsizing with boosting at its finest.
Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG
- Oct. 19, 2012
2013 European Ford C-MAX with the 1.0L EcoBoost - $24,156 USD to start not including VAT or “On the Road” fees tacked on in the UK.
Ford customers will shortly have the option of purchasing a C-MAX or Grand C-MAX with either the 99 or 123 HP versions of the 1.0L EcoBoost vs. the anemic 1.6L out of the US Fiesta, the 1.6L EcoBoost or 1.6L/2.0L TDCi super diesel the C-MAX family arrives with overseas currently. While the current 1.6L non-boosted engine (Fiesta) with a stick provides enough oomph to move the C-MAX to 62 mph in 12.3 seconds, the boosted 1.0L should knock off at least another .75 seconds as a best guess?
On the very easy NEDC fuel economy test cycles, the Ford C-MAX with the low or low-mid-power 1.0L EcoBoost delivers 46mpgUS combined, while the Grand C-MAX achieves 45 mpgUS. If Ford were going to offer either in the US (they are not), the EPA results would prove to be a whole lot less then the predicted 37 mpgUS combined as the 1.0L would be tapped out when trying to move even the base C-MAX let alone Grand C-MAX mass.
Ford stated they have already sold more than 27,000 new generation C-MAX and Grand C-MAX automobiles in the UK since their introduction in 2010 supplanting the original that went on sale in 2003.
As most here know, the three-cylinder 1.0L EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, turbo charging, and variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust to deliver the power of a larger engine with the fuel efficiency of a B-Segment.
Ford predicts that by 2015 more than half of the vehicles it produces for Europe will be powered by EcoBoost engines – which are also available in 1.6 and 2.0L displacements.
The updated C-MAX and Grand C-MAX also offer SYNC with Emergency Assistance; and optional advanced driver assistance technologies Active City Stop, Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Departure Warning, Auto High Beam, Driver Alert and Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) plus a Power Tailgate.
All C-MAX and Grand C-MAX models for the UK are produced in Ford’s Valencia Plant in Spain.
We will more than likely see the new 1.0L EcoBoost in a 2013 or 2014 Fiesta alongside the current 1.6L. Since the US is not required to reveal 0 to 60 times, the average Joe and Jane will look at the similar power output figures and say no to whatever premium Ford will attach to the EcoBoost propelled Fiesta when (“if
”) it arrives as I suspect. It will however be very interesting what kind of EPA numbers the Ford team can squeeze from it however