• Highly efficient new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine helps 248kph Ford Focus ST achieve 7.4L/100km highway, 10.2 city and 9.04L/100km 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

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 7.4L/100km 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 example of the ‘win-win’ in the 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 104kW and 184Nm of torque, Focus ST gives up only 3 mpg on the highway but gains 84kW and 181Nm of torque for a total of 188kW and 366Nm.

As another comparison, the base Focus 2.0-liter engine now makes 119kW and 198Nm of torque, but achieves as much as 5.9L/100km 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.

EcoBoost offers up to a 15 percent reduction in CO2 versus larger-displacement, non-turbocharged engines.