This is Ford’s smallest engine to date and is said to fit into the shape of an A4 paper. It will be available in Europe from early 2012 in the new Ford Focus. Two output versions of the engine will be available – a 125 PS and 170 Nm version, which goes into the Focus, as well as a 100 PS variant. Production of the engine will initially take place at a new engine plant in Cologne but once the unit is introduced into more markets around the world, production will expand to facilities in Craiova, Romania.
In addition to the Ford Focus, the baby EcoBoost unit will eventually become available in the Ford Focus-based B-MAX, C-MAX and Grand C-MAX. Possible average fuel consumption figures are yet to be finalised. It looks like Ford has beaten VW in its own game of downsizing.