After Puma and Fiesta, it was time to electrify the Ford Focus drive. The car drives completely normally, but the manufacturer promises fuel savings of 17 percent. The smallest unit develops 155 hp from one liter.
The electrification of Ford drives continues. We recently presented you the Fiesta with EcoBoost Hybrid system , now it’s time for Focus.
The 48-volt installation of the soft hybrid , working with the EcoBoost liter unit, provides the driver with 155 HP, which is 5 more than the weaker version of the 1.5 EcoBoost engine. If the performance were comparable and the fuel consumption was at the level of the 125-horsepower variant, then we have the best unit for this model.
Ford promises to improve fuel consumption by 17 percent in relation to the said 1.5 engine with manual transmission. A 125hp version with mild hybrid system , i.e. with integrated starter / generator (BISG) will also be available .
It is a device similar to an alternator, driven by a belt, whose task is to recover energy during deceleration, and then convert it to electricity and use it to charge a set of air-cooled 48 V lithium-ion batteries. When the driver presses the gas harder, the energy returns on BISG to help the internal combustion engine accelerate with an additional 24 Nm of torque . On average, there are 20 additional newton meters for each speed range.
The engine itself used a larger turbocharger, which increased the maximum power of the more powerful version. The larger turbocharger may also have greater inertia, but thanks to BISG there is no problem with the turbo hole .