Multiple-choice question, you want a three-cylinder?1. I'd rather jump on the train then.2. Nothing wrong with triplets!3. The environment is quite important and I gladly sacrifice a cylinder for.4. Depends on your mind away. I'm so first read the article and watch the video.
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Doubt hit violently to when I was handed the keys to the Focus 1.0 EcoBoost. Tricycle ride around has something cool, but with three cylinders ... and the world is now so far that even BMW is considering to implement three cylinders, only Ford had them before. Although the Focus 1.0 EcoBoost not directly a very exciting car, it is interesting technology that resides in the forecastle. Never before was downsizing so far. Volkswagen dares to in the C-segment to reduce the block to 1.2 liters, but that remain "traditional" four cylinders. The key question is whether Ford has not gone too far in their quest for fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions.
A 1-liter three-cylinder engine in Focus: it keeps getting used. It can never be a trigger lines but do not worry: that's what the block is not intended for. It is a replacement for the atmospheric 1.6 liter (or even the 1.4 liters) that were previously moved to the boarding-Focus. The 1.6-jes were at no C-segmentation for the sports rider with the only exception being perhaps the 1.6 T.Sparks which Alfa Romeo once assembled. Compared with the 125 bhp 1.6 Ti-VCT block Ford 1.0 EcoBoost offers already some clear advantages. Of course, the fuel economy much more favorable across the board 15-20% even. The 125 hp version reaches 5.0 liters per 100 km which results in a CO2 emission of 114 g / km. For the business, this represents 20% addition on. Better still makes 100 horsepower version it: which consumes 4.8 liters per 100 km and emits 109 grams of CO2 per km. That version has until July 1 or even 14% addition.
In addition, a smaller block faster warm; nice for the passengers during the winter, but also for the life of the engine. Even more important is that the three-cylinder provides a higher torque than the atmospheric 1.6 kicking it up to 160 Nm. The 1.0 has 170 Nm or 200 Nm during transient overboost. That seems like a minor difference, but the torque curve is shaped like a plateau. In holds 1400 rpm the torque peaks, and that a maximum of up to 4500 rpm. The one liter, making it a nice smooth block, you do not necessarily have to change enormously in order to extract from any speed.
The good news is still not on, because Ford has also managed to keep the block wonderfully quiet. Traditional problem in three cylinders imbalance and noise. The solution is balancing technology, but that adds complexity, weight and friction increasing. Thus, koos Ford a different way: the flywheel and distributiepoelie are also brought out of balance. That seems like such a solution that works only on paper, but that is not the case. The focus sound in some speed ranges are quite interesting, but above all very quiet.
The raw performance are not even that impressive. The sprint to 100 takes 11.3 seconds and top speed is 193 km / h. However, because the torque curve is so flat and the interior remains quiet, the engine seems more potent than he is. Ultimately, that is exactly what would have the average user. They will generally not as we do, every traffic light again to try to improve the plant assignments in performance.
The finest house-garden-and-kitchen remains Focus 1.6 EcoBoost, but with the 1.0 EcoBoost with 125 hp do any wrong purchase. Tribute to Ford so that demonstrates this car that three cylinders in the C-segment well be an option. It also shows again that hybrids are not the only way in reducing CO2 emissions. Although they are more economical hybrid is compared with the 1.0 EcoBoost also needlessly complex and costly. In short: mission accomplished, with a three-cylinder can be best to drive in the C-segment. Movie!