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2013 Ford Focus ST Achieves Class-Leading 32 MPG Highway

Highly efficient new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine helps 154-mph Ford Focus ST achieve 32 mpg highway, 23 mpg city and 26 mpg combined

Six-speed manual-only Focus ST bests manual-equipped Volkswagen GTI and MazdaSpeed3 in fuel economy ratings

2.0-liter EcoBoost variants now offered on Focus, Fusion, Flex, Explorer, Escape and Taurus

DEARBORN, Mich., July 12, 2012 – The 2013 Ford Focus ST isn’t just fast, it’s frugal.

The Focus ST’s new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine is certified at 32 mpg highway – better than its manual-equipped competition in the Volkswagen GTI and MazdaSpeed3.

“We’re putting the ‘power’ in the power of choice, again,” said Raj Nair, Ford vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development. “This is just one more sidebar in the Jekyll and Hyde Focus ST narrative. This kind of performance combined with these high levels of efficiency was unknown of until we made this car.”

The choice of power Compared with the previous-generation Ford Focus, which last made 140 horsepower and 136 lb.-ft. of torque, Focus ST gives up only 3 mpg on the highway but gains 112 horsepower and 134 lb.-ft. of torque for a total of 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft.

As another comparison, the base Focus 2.0-liter engine now makes 160 horsepower and 146 lb.-ft. of torque, but achieves as much as 40 mpg on the highway – another example of how Ford is delivering world-class fuel economy and performance.

EcoBoost rising While Focus ST is the first four-cylinder performance EcoBoost engine, fuel-efficient EcoBoost powertrains are now a mainstay in Ford’s lineup. Ford’s annual EcoBoost production will grow to nearly 1.6 million engines globally by 2013.

On the other end of the spectrum from the Focus ST’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost is the 1.0-liter EcoBoost – Ford’s smallest, quietest engine ever – that arrives in one of the company’s U.S. small cars next year. Already on sale in the European Focus, the 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine was named the 2012 International Engine of the Year last month.

Additional 1.6-, 2.0- and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines are already available on Escape, Explorer, Edge, F-150, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles, and Taurus. EcoBoost offers up to a 15 percent reduction in CO2 versus larger-displacement, non-turbocharged engines.

Link: 2013 Ford Focus ST Achieves Class-Leading 32 MPG Highway | Ford Motor Company Newsroom
 

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Not according to what i see..hehe. 1 min early and I deserve a bonus points because I did this on my phone... :D
 
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Well you guys missed what time I posted this in the actual MPG Numbers thread ;) I win. Then, I decided maybe this article deserves it's own thread lol

Not according to what i see..hehe. 1 min early and I deserve a bonus points because I did this on my phone... :D
 

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And i am overseas... lol

You win lol
 
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Great news.

Unfortunately, it seems that Ford has removed the article from their media site... Nice job on the quick copy Chad.
 

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Yeah, driving habits will cause these to vary greatly I'm sure. I'll be curious what I get in the real world. But 3mpg less for an extra 117hp is something I can live with :)
 

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With my VW I usually get better than the EPA rating.

EPA is 22/29/24 and I usually average 25 to 26 for mixed which is mostly city. On the hwy I've got as much as 35 but usually about 30 unless I'm doing 80 or so where it really drops.


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Am I the only one a little disappointed in the combined? Was hoping for around 28 combined. But hey it's still class leading. Now did they say that fuel Eco was with premium or unleaded?
 

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I'm still expecting to get better mileage in the real world so I'm fairly happy with the rating. They re-posted a second link on the Facebook page.
 

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Well this is a good surprise to wake up to... although I wish the city number was higher, the highway is respectable. Hopefully, if it's anything like my Fiesta, I can get a lot better on the highway... We'll see, though.
 

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That's pretty good. Just slightly higher than the GTI.

Now lets see what mileage we *actually* get.
damn good numbers
You know the disclaimer "Actual milage may vary ..." [oaxa adds] with the weight of driver's right foot .
 
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