Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ford Focus RS with an 350 hp engine

Rumors circulating in Europe advance that the next generation of the Ford Focus RS will feature a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, capable of delivering 350 horsepower.

The engine has been in development in the United States and may even come to wear a differential produced by GKN, ie, the same British company that manufactures the differential of the BMW M models, reveals the site Piston Heads.

Although still no date of arrival to the market, it is already certain that the new generation of Ford Focus RS will feature only the four-door body and begin its commercialization, first in the United States.

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Ford Focus Electric developed with Microsoft

The new Ford Focus Electronic incorporates Ford SYNC with MyFord Touch.
The new system, developed with Microsoft, interprets thousands of voice commands in nine languages ​​and adds more connectivity features.
SYNC with MyFord Touch allows the Focus Electric will significantly improve the functionality of voice-enabled, mobile WiFi connectivity, along with a eight inches color touchscreen.

SYNC with MyFord Touch enables drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road while using their mobile device, audio entertainment systems, or adjust the climate control.

The  new Ford Focus Electric system allows drivers to request the destination just talking out, no need to respond to requests for city, zip code and street.
It will also have an assistant emergency call, which directly connects the car with the local emergency operator in the event of an accident in the appropriate language for each region.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Ford Focus ST: Angel or Demon?

That a car brand launched a model that, at most, can reach a market share of 1% is, at least, something praiseworthy. We talk about Ford and the Focus ST, a combination that has now reached its third generation and that Ford expects to sell about 300 units per year at a starting price of $ 38.000

With the arrival of the new Focus ST-Sport Technologies-scheduled for the months of July and August, Ford confirmed his passion for manufacturing sports cars variants. A bet that began in 2002 with the first generation Ford Focus ST 170 hp and was continued with the Mondeo ST, a few months later, with the Fiesta ST in 2004, and the Focus ST II.

However, the new Focus ST is quite different from its predecessors for several reasons. The first one is because it is the first Focus ST sold worldwide. It is, therefore, the first Global Focus ST, the result of the latest trend of Ford to produce similar models worldwide in order to cut costs.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

The 1.0 EcoBoost engine that equips the Ford Focus is a petrol engine with direct injection and turbo with three cylinders. It has a capacity of 999 DC and an output of 125 hp (there is also another version with 100 hp). This combination of low capacity and high power is one of the solutions that manufacturers are taking in their models to achieve a more balanced vehicle. And it's working.

Ford offers this version as an alternative to diesel engines, first by the consumer and secondly by its performance more dynamic and lively.

The first thing I noticed driving the Focus 1.0 EcoBoost is its smoothness and silence, that have nothing to do with other blocks of three cylinders. This is a lightweight, weighing 97 kg, with aluminum engine , and is equipped with a series of technological innovations enabling low consumption and quiet running.

To complete this efficient system Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost is equipped with stop-start, to save fuel in urban trips. This Focus as surprisingly good performance, and the engine is a "wonder" that manages to combine technical efficiency with good comfort. Is also equipped with a 6 speed manual gearbox, which is highly oriented for fuel economy.