While most of our readers will be waiting for the high-performance ST version of the new Ford Focus, most of America will be buying up the base versions and today, Ford has just made them happy people.

The base 2012 Ford Focus will get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that will put out 160 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. On top of that, the new motor will be able to muster 40 miles per gallon. Take that Chevrolet.

The new motor will feature direct-injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing and E85 flex-fuel capabilities and will be produced at Ford’s Dearborn plant.

“By combining direct injection and Ti-VCT, we’ve been able to make a quantum leap in fuel economy and performance,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development in a statement. “We’re meeting the goals of our global powertrain strategy, and we now have another key engine in our lineup.”


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  (595) posted on 07.27.2011

People are really looking for a car that has a powerful output and what Ford made is a very wonderful idea. Putting extra 40MPG is quite cool changes for a car, especially of that car is a Ford Focus.

  (647) posted on 05.5.2011

Wow! This compact car of Ford looks clean and decent though I think its less powerful compare to the car of BMW . I hope they have give a complete details on this car.

  (412) posted on 03.23.2011

Most probably, people would ask for a high performance car. So, i think people would love this new version.

  (380) posted on 03.17.2011

I don’t like the design for the LED lights its like flashlights that was actually pasted on the car!Though the car looks so good as a whole!(except for the LED lights). And still to read another specs and performance of the car.

  (528) posted on 03.1.2011

I love Alfa Romeo. I have one. They are like sculptures on wheels. Quality is getting better, so Alfa become a real alternative for BMW’s and Audi’s. When I look at the 159 parked next to A4 and 3-Series, with beautiful wheels, especially with TI package, there’s no other car for that money I would buy at once.

  (336) posted on 03.1.2011

The Focus is the one car that I think Ford has always done a great job with. I believe the new Focus coming out will kick the competition again and let them know who owns the segment. Just my 2 cents. And I don’t own a Ford at the present time.

  (398) posted on 02.28.2011

The Focus is a very competent and popular car, and Ford covers all the bases by offering so many different versions of the car.

  (402) posted on 02.28.2011

Just saw my first Focus on the road yesterday...pretty darn cool! And they come without the stigma of a Smart car or Prius.

  (676) posted on 11.17.2010

The Fiesta is a bit small for me, but the Focus may be just right.

  (407) posted on 11.2.2010

These trannies have so many advantages over the hydros, the only reason I think they haven’t been on the market is the bean counters
have been at it again, slowing up progress!

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