Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ford: Natural gas focus immediately orderable

Ford will present the focus CNG for the first time on the AMI car Mobil international in Leipzig. How the Cologne autofarmer communicated on Wednesday, three or fünftürige natural gas model can be ordered immediately. For the factory-installed re-equipment by the technology partner CNG technology approximately 2,750 euro become net due.
The focus CNG is according to the data the first natural gas passenger car von Ford, with whom one of the tanks under the vehicle floor is attached. Four further tanks are down corridor under the baggage compartment floor. Together they seize about 18 kilograms natural gas (approximately 107 litres) - sufficiently for a range of 300 kilometers. In addition the standard 55-Liter-Benzintank comes, so that the total range amounts to altogether over 1,000 kilometers.
Is propelled the compact model of an Zweiliter Duratec engine, which carries 107 KW/145 HP out in the gasoline enterprise. In the natural gas mode there is maximally 93 KW/126 HP. Thus is keeps in track of zero on 100 km/h in 9,2 and/or 10.2 seconds (gas operation) to succeed. The maximum speed amounts to according to factory specification 206 (195) km/h. Apart from the focus the Cologners the C-max have as well as - within the commercial motor vehicle range - the transit as natural gas variant in the program. The latter is available also with liquid gas drive.

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