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New Super Efficient Petrol Engine For Ford S-Max and Galaxy

Wed, 13 Jan 2010

The new Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models,  unveiled at the Brussels Motorshow,  herald the arrival of a series of new
and innovative technologies and features that will challenge established
perceptions of what Ford cars feel like to sit in and to drive.


 


With fresh designs, they
feature new interior materials and features, a range of more efficient powertrains and a host of driver-focused technologies aimed at
improving safety and comfort.


 


 The 2010 S-MAX and Galaxy
are the first cars to be available with Ford's all-new, high efficiency,
2.0-litre 203PS EcoBoost petrol engine. This joins new 115PS and 163PS 2.0-litre
Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, with an updated 140PS version arriving in the UK
later. Additionally, the latest Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission
system is available for the first time on Ford's large car range; it will be
standard equipment with the EcoBoost petrol engine and optional with the 2.0
140PS and 2.0 163PS Duratorq diesels.


 


A range of innovative new
safety and convenience features debut on versions of the new S-MAX and Galaxy,
including a Blind Spot Information System. 


 


More Distinctive Outside


With the new S-MAX and
Galaxy, Ford's design team has achieved significant changes to enhance each
vehicle's styling.


 


S-MAX


From launch in 2006 the
S-MAX quickly established itself as a sporty, high quality and well-equipped 7-seater that provided the benefits of a people mover, but without sacrificing
style or driving enjoyment. The new model includes a strongly sculptured bonnet
and all-new front facia, emphasised by the bolder graphic of the gloss black, lower front
trapezoidal grille. A new lower front bumper includes distinctive LED daytime
running lights on high series models.


 


From the side, S-MAX is instantly
recognisable with a new chrome strip which surrounds the whole glass area to
enhance the car's sleek and sporty lines. The new S-MAX has also been
re-designed with a more dynamically profiled tailgate, lower facia and new LED
tail lights.  Further
distinguishing the new SMAX is a horizontal satin chrome bar, which runs
between the LED tail lights and is embossed with the distinctive S-MAX logo.


 


Galaxy


The new Galaxy also features
a re-designed frontal section. A new, more sculptured bonnet combines with a
new front fascia design incorporating a bolder lower trapezoidal grille with
inserts featuring subtle chrome bars - and new-look fog lights.  Titanium and Titanium X models are
differentiated further with chrome bars in the upper grille.


 


The roof incorporates new
bolder integrated silver rails for cross bars, while at the rear, distinctive
new LED lights and body-coloured lower fascia are standard equipment.  


 


More Luxurious


Carefully balanced new
colour and material choices deliver a luxurious and dynamic feel. 


 


For both vehicles, the Ford
Fold Flat System comes as standard for the second and third row of seats.


 


S-MAX high series models get
a new multifunctional overhead console with sunglasses holder and child-watch
mirror, and a new one-piece panorama roof equipped with power sun blinds. For
the first time high series S-MAX models, and all models fitted with the
panorama roof, get a new LED interior lighting system.


 


New interior colours,
graphics and materials are offered across all series.


 


Power and Economy: EcoBoost SCTi, Duratorq TDCi and
PowerShift


Ford's new S-MAX and Galaxy
are the first vehicles to offer an all-new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost SCTi engine,
which heralds a new era in Ford's petrol engine development.


 


Featuring lightweight
all-aluminium construction, the latest-generation high-pressure direct
injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam
timing, the 2.0-litre EcoBoost has an advanced combustion system which brings
new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to petrol engines in this power
range.


 


 


The 2.0-litre EcoBoost SCTi
engine has a maximum output of 203PS at 5,500rpm, combined with maximum torque
of 300Nm, which is delivered across a broad 1,750-4,500 rpm range. With this
new powertrain, the S-MAX achieves 0-62mph in 8.5sec (8.8sec for the Galaxy)
and a top speed of 137mph (135mph for the Galaxy.)


 


Yet even with this
responsive performance, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are
significantly improved. Compared with the previous 161PS 2.3-litre automatic
powertrain, CO2 is reduced by 19 per cent to 189g/km, even though
the new 2.0-litre SCTi engine has over 25 per cent more power. This translates
into a combined fuel economy of just 34.8mpg* and an extra urban figure of 44.1
mpg*.


 


At the same time Ford's
diesel offering for the new S-MAX and Galaxy has been significantly improved.
The latest 2.0-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine family is now available in three
power levels - 115, 140 and 163PS – for the first time.  The new 115PS and 163PS Duratorq TDCi
engines, with Stage V emission rating, also deliver impressive fuel economy and
CO2 performance.


 


With a combined consumption
of 49.5mpg* and an average CO2 emission of 152g/km the new S-MAX and
Galaxy, with six-speed manual transmission, prove that it is possible to
combine driving fun and performance with high efficiency. The
upgraded 140PS version with Stage V
emission rating arrives in the UK later.


 


The efficient and
smooth-changing Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission is a perfect
match for both the new petrol direct injection and common rail diesel engines.
It is standard with the new EcoBoost SCTi and available as an option with the
140 and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi.


 


New Features Further Enhance Safety and Comfort


From the outset the new
S-MAX and Galaxy were designed and developed to offer customers a first-class
travelling experience with updated features for even greater safety and
comfort.


 


The new S-MAX and Galaxy are
Ford of Europe's first vehicles to feature the new Blind Spot Information
System. This radar-based technology warns drivers of vehicles in their blind
spot area. Also, the Adjustable Speed Limiter Device (ASLD) is designed to help
drivers set, and then not exceed, specific speed limits unintentionally.


 


High series versions of the
new S-MAX feature LED daytime running lights as standard and LED illumination
inside. All versions come with LED tail lights as standard.


 


The climate control system,
which now features a new ventilated temperature and humidity sensor mounted in
the steering column shroud, adds to the improved comfort of passengers.


 


Additional trademark
technologies are also now being made available on S-MAX and Galaxy for the
first time.  These include the Ford
Keyless System and the award-winning Ford EasyFuel capless refuelling system.


 


The new S-MAX and Galaxy
will be on sale in the UK in April this year and prices will be announced
closer to launch.


 


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