Cleaner, Greener and Meaner Engines
The 2005 Focus, like all other vehicles Ford will launch in 2004, will benefit from the company's "Revolution Under the Hood" - a massive undertaking that began about four years ago to improve powertrain performance, refinement, fuel economy and emissions.
A 150-horsepower 2.3-liter Duratec 23 DOHC I-4 engine will power
the new Focus ST performance sedan, which will be available in all 50 states. This free-revving engine is derived from the same family as the Duratec 20 but its larger displacement and performance-tuned exhaust help it produce 10 percent more horsepower. Torque is 153 foot-pounds, a 16 percent increase for exceptionally strong off-the-line and mid range acceleration.
The Focus ST is offered with the Duratec 23 engine and a five-speed manual. Ford estimates that the 2005 Focus fleet
will produce 32 percent less smog-forming pollution than its 2004 fleet - which was already exceptionally clean. But at the same time, base horsepower will rise 24 percent and fuel economy is expected to improve slightly.