Ford engine praised for green credentials

A new engine developed by Ford has received praise for its green credentials in a BBC article.

Business reporter Jorn Madslien wrote about the company's new petrol engine, which is reportedly 30 per cent lighter than its predecessor and has an improved fuel economy of between 15 and 20 per cent.

Discussing the innovation, Tim Winstanley - Ford's powertrain manager in Europe - said that this latest device has proved to be particularly efficient, with a new one-litre engine achieving the same performance levels as one of the old 1.6 litre models.

Product manager Andrew Paton, meanwhile, has said that technological advances such as this could and should lead to petrol cars increasing their market share over diesel vehicles. This, he said, would be much better for the environment and in terms of value.

With new Ford cars  across the world enjoying the benefits of this new engine, there has never been a better time to invest in one of these great value models.

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