The new Focus 1.6 Duratorq TDCi gives drivers an impressive 74.2 MPG, Ford has said that the new ECOnetic Focus is an enhanced incarnation of this diesel but engineered to get better fuel efficiency which is also supported by a new injection system and turbocharger.
The typical modern 2014 ford focus TCM uses signals from engine sensors, automatic transmission sensors, and other electronic controllers to determine when and how to shift.
More modern designs share inputs or obtain information from an input to the ECU, whereas older designs often have their own dedicated inputs and sensors on the engine components. Modern TCUs are so complex in their design and make calculations based on so many parameters that there are an indefinite amount of possible shift behaviors.
The new ford focus has some fantastic new features, including the highly acclaimed Ford Auto-Start-Stop; which switches off the engine when your car is stationary then re-starts the moment you are ready to go, this has been seen in a lot of recent models. It will also keep your in-car systems running such as your sound system and air-con. This is more suited to the inner city driver who Ford claim will save 10% alone on their fuel costs.
Other features include an intelligent power-assisted steering system (EPAS) that activates only when required thereby reducing its intake and improving fuel economy. Ford’s Shift Indicator is a simple yet creative feature that tells you when it’s more energy efficient for changing gear, and ultra-low rolling tyres pay compliment to these eco-credentials.
What really stands out is the smart way that Ford has reduced emissions by a full 2%. An Active Grille Shutter system controls air intake electronically through the opening and closing vents when air is needed or not for cooling. As the vents are closed more often than not the reduction in drag pushes Fords’ green reputation through the roof.