Ford Focus Now with a soft hybrid system and a 48-volt installation

Ford Focus Now with a soft hybrid system and 48-volt installation

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.

Ford Focus Now with a soft hybrid system and a 48-volt installation

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 Focus Now with a soft hybrid system and a 48-volt installation

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 .

Ford Focus Now with a soft hybrid system and a 48-volt installation

The mild hybrid system operating at 48V also has the advantage of a quick start. BISG is able to restart the engine in 350 ms. The Stop-in-Gear function can also turn off the engine when coasting to a standstill, even when the vehicle is in gear with the clutch pedal depressed and restart it as soon as necessary.

Placing an additional battery under the front Focus seats allowed to keep the passenger and luggage space at the same level, while lowering the center of gravity.

The range of engines of the refreshed Ford Focus

  • petrol:
    • 1.0 EcoBoost 6MT (100 HP)
    • 1.0 EcoBoost 6MT (125 HP)
    • 1.0 EcoBoost 8AT (125 HP)
    • 1.0 EcoBoostHybrid 6MT (125 HP)
    • 1.0 EcoBoostHybrid 6MT (155 HP)
    • 1.5 EcoBoost 8AT (150 HP)
    • 1.5 EcoBoost 8MT (182 HP)

diesels:

  • 1.5 EcoBlue 6MT (95 HP)
  • 1.5 EcoBlue 6MT (120 HP)
  • 1.5 EcoBlue 8AT (120 HP)
  • 2.0 EcoBlue 6MT (150 HP)
  • 2.0 EcoBlue 8AT (150 HP)

Changes not only under the hood

The refreshed Ford Focus will also give more comfort. The new digital display is configurable on the 12.3-inch clock panel , and SYNC 3 multimedia are to be more intuitive to use.

Ford Focus Now with a soft hybrid system and a 48-volt installation

The FordPass Connect modem will allow Focus drivers to use the available Early Warning System for the first time The system can inform about difficulties such as road works, emergency stopping of another vehicle, the presence of animals, pedestrians or other obstacles on the road, and even about dangerous driving conditions.

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