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Old 01-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
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Next Ford Focus could net over 40 MPG

Posted today on Autoblog: (Don't look at the pictures, read the text)

Even if the Lincoln Concept C from the Detroit Auto Show never makes it to production, its powertrain could find its way into FoMoCo's small cars. While the first application of Ford's new EcoBoost series of engines will be a 3.5L V6 in the 2009 Ford Flex, the technology might make the most sense in a much smaller and more efficient package. For instance, in the Lincoln Concept C, the 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct injected four-cylinder offers up 180 hp and an equal amount of torque while returning a (theoreticall) 43 mpg on the highway. This powerplant could be mated with Ford's PowerShift dual clutch gearbox in an uplevel version of the next-gen Focus subcompact that's expected to debut in 2010, offering a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency over the outgoing 2.0L four.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/19/n...t-over-40-mpg/


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Old 01-19-2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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Awesome. What are all the "greenies" going to say about that. Are still going to complain that we are using oil...hehe. I think the eco-boost is going to start a phenomenon. You'll start seeing competitors making awesome 6 cyl or smaller engines that produce great horsepower and fuel mileage. For some time I thought 30 miles to gallon was not great. Good for Ford!
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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Can't a normal focus get like 35mpg now? Shave some weight off the car and put a smaller engine and I don't see why it couldn't get 45+
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I love seeing stories about cars with normal motors getting the same milage as toyota's beloved prius.
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I love seeing stories about cars with normal motors getting the same milage as toyota's beloved prius.
Well the next one is suppose to get 50mpg or over....so people will still be defending it to their graves. lol
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^^ I know, and they are addiment about letting me know that they are doing more to help the environment that I am. Prius owners are so proud of themselves and I hate it!

Ok, I will get off my box before I get worked up. lol
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I still think if the smug people who drive Prius' knew the actual environmental impact there cars have through their production, they wouldn't drive them.
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I still think if the smug people who drive Prius' knew the actual environmental impact there cars have through their production, they wouldn't drive them.

they say you could let a hummer run for 3 years steady and it would pollute less than making one prius. tell this to ppl you know and they will be amazed
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