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Filed under: Europe, Hatchback, Ford, Quick SpinsA Sneak Peek At Our Three-Cylinder Future

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Remember the good old days, when compact cars were powered by six-cylinder engines? Yeah, neither do we.

It's been a long time since a mainstream brand offered anything other than a four-banger in its econoboxes, and for good reason. While a half-dozen cylinders might have been necessary to adequately motivate Ford Falcon, Dodge Dart and later Chevrolet Cavalier models, any carmaker will tell you that modern four cylinders make more than enough power to propel even today's jumbo-sized compacts.

But wait just a minute. What did we say? More than enough power. That sounds like an opportunity.

Indeed, Ford has announced it will soon be selling a three-cylinder engine, in a car, in the United States. But not just any triple - a turbocharged, direct-injected three-cylinder with independent variable cam timing wearing the EcoBoost moniker on its plastic engine cover. Making 123 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque, the 1.0-liter Ecoboost is already on sale in Europe, where it comes installed in mid-spec Focus models. By comparison, the direct-injected 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four in our domestic Focus makes 160 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque.

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I bet Chris will jump all over this

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That's a bold move for Ford. Honestly, I was expecting the Japanese to bring over a small car with a turbo three. And 123HP from a single liter three cylinder is impressive.

I'm expecting the typical "HURR DAT MOTOR TOO SMALL" comments from people about this. They reacted the same when the Cruze was announced with the 1.4T motor, now look...people buy them by the ton.

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V6 Grand Prix: 140 hp.

I3 Focus: 123 hp.

Crazy. I will be interested in trying one.

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what would be the MPGs on this?

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V6 Grand Prix: 140 hp.

I3 Focus: 123 hp.

Crazy. I will be interested in trying one.

With a 20+ year difference in manufacturing time that seems about right. Some "sports cars" back 30 years ago have about the same HP as my G6 :lol:

I'm kind of curious to see how it would be to drive an I3, never would think to own one but just want to see how much lag there is and how much you have to romp on it to get going.

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A turbo makes everything fun.

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