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2011 Ford Focus Officially Certified at 40 MPG

February 25, 2011

The 2011 Ford Focus with the SFE package is one of four Ford vehicles that achieve at least 40 mpg.

DEARBORN, MI- Ford announced that its new 2011 Ford Focus delivers an EPA-certified 40 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg city.

Focus is fitted with a new 2.0-liter gasoline direct-injection DOHC four-cylinder engine that combines high-pressure direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT). This engine delivers more power than the current 2.0-liter Duratec unit featured in the North American Focus, according to Ford, while contributing to fuel economy gains of more than 10 percent.

To maximize its performance and economy advantage, the engine works with the dry-clutch six-speed Ford PowerShift automatic transmission. A high-efficiency dual dry-clutch design, the transmission alone can help to reduce fuel consumption by up to 9 percent compared to a traditional four-speed automatic, Ford stated.

The SFE package also includes 16-inch steel wheels with aero wheel covers, active grille shutters, high-efficiency tires, four-wheel disc brakes, rear spoiler, and a special SFE badge.

With the new Focus, four 2011 models achieve at least 40 mpg – the Ford Fiesta SE with SFE package (40 mpg highway) and the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (41 mpg city).

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