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Focus Ecoboost 1.0 125bhp as replacement for 1.6tdci


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looking at possibly replacing my 2010 Focus 1.6 TDCI Titanium (109bhp) with either a late mk3 or a mk3.5 Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 125bhp Titanium X - seeing people on here saying it is a great engine.

What difference in performance can I expect? I find the 1.6tdci is fine with normal driving but does lack a bit on power pulling away from stationary. Not too worried about the difference in fuel consumption as most journeys I make are now fairly short (around 6 to 20 miles a day) compared with when I got the TDCI (was doing at least 30 miles every day)

Apart from the facelift body is there any difference between a Mk3 and Mk3.5 Titanium X? Also is the 1.5 Ecoboost that much of a better performer in normal driving as only figures I have seen are 0-60 which is something I'm not doing that often!

If I was to get Bluefin for the 1.0 Ecoboost, any idea how much it would add to the insurance? Last year for the 1.6tdci I paid around £330.00 (Western edge of London) with no mods

Thanks in advance,

Mark

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Not a fan of the 1.5 EcoBoost personally, I got rid of mine. 1.0 is a great engine though.

Main differences between Mk3 and Mk3.5 other than exterior appearance off the top of my head:

  • Revised suspension and stiffer front end, better ride, handling and more steering feedback.
  • Sync 2 touchscreen and much less cluttered dash
  • Floor carpet protection on foot rest and behind pedals in drivers footwell.
  • Thicker windows (quieter)
  • Better and thicker insulation for cabin (quieter)
  • Adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights on Titanium X and ST-3
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I went from a MK2.5 1.8TDCi to a MK3 125ps and actually felt like it had more power (in fairness, numbers wise it does have a tad more HP), feels more punchy which is still mind blowing for a 1L 3 cylinder engine!

Love my MK3 Titanium X, sounds like the 3.5 has some good improvements. Although looking through Alex's list above most of the things I've never considered 'problems'.

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lad at work just changed his 125 ecoboost for 1.5 ecoboost and already moaning about fuel consumption at motorway speeds, likened the consumption to his old st!!

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thanks everyone,

looks like the 1.0 Ecoboost is the way to go - from Alex's list of changes, I'll go for the Mk3.5.

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4 hours ago, iantt said:

Didnt realise the mk3.5 had thicker glass. Just got micrometer out to check .lol

is there a difference in glass thickness between mk2.5 and mk3? curious...

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