Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet

2008 Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet
Ford Press Release

2008 Ford Focus Coupe-CabrioletThe new four-seater Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet will have its public debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. The new model joins the three-door, four-door, five-door, wagon and sporty ST models, extending the comprehensive new Focus range and offering the greatest variety of bodystyles for a single vehicle line within the Ford of Europe portfolio. As a final addition to the exciting and fully comprehensive Focus range, the all-new Ford Focus RS high performance model will be launched in 2009.

The newly designed Focus Coupe-Cabriolet with its retractable hardtop will once again be manufactured at the Bairo plant of Pininfarina, Ford's partner in designing, engineering and building the Focus Coupe-Cabriolet. This stylish vehicle is a true four-seater that combines a high emotional appeal with "must have" means for everyday use: With the roof closed, new Focus Coupe-Cabriolet offers a best-in-class luggage capacity of 534 litres. Even with the retractable hardtop stowed in the boot, the new Ford provides a voluminous 248 litres of luggage space under the folded roof.

"As with the generic new Ford Focus, with the Focus Coupe-Cabriolet we also felt the importance of aligning this charismatic vehicle with our 'kinetic design' language as soon as possible," said Stephen Odell, Vice President Marketing, Sales and Service at Ford of Europe.

2008 Ford Focus Coupe-CabrioletA fine range of Duratec petrol and Duratorq diesel engines was chosen for the Focus Coupe-Cabriolet: While the 1.6-litre 100 PS (74 kW) Duratec petrol is the entry level into the Focus 'wind-in-the-hair' experience, the well acclaimed 2.0-litre 145 PS (107 kW) Duratec HE engine is available with a choice of a sporty 5-speed manual transmission or the very comfortable FN automatic transmission for relaxed cruising joy.

The 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine has 136 PS (100 kW) and a maximum torque of 236 lb-ft (320 Nm). To make driving with the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi engine even more refined and comfortable, specific improvements have been made to its Sound quality and vibration behaviour. This engine – along with all other Ford Focus petrol and diesel engines – benefits from a new insulated, weight reduced cowl panel, for optimum acoustics and a new carpet with a modified heavy duty coating for further sound deadening.

Technical Specifications

Engine: 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Maximum Power: 136 PS (100 kW)
Maximum Torque: 236 lb-ft (320 Nm)
Transmission: Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

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