• fb_1557676914 avatar Cook Posted: 7/22/2011 10:40am PDT

    Why do we use the technology over there and not here? 40 mpg is a friggin insult to the american people !

    European eco-warriors will soon be able to sink their teeth into the new Focus Econetic, designed purely with efficiency in mind. Ford claims that the Focus Econetic can achieve up to 80 mpg on the European testing cycle, or about 67 mpg here in the U.S.
    Ford's road to super-efficiency starts with the automaker's 103-horsepower, 1.6-liter Duratorq diesel engine.

  • trangen avatar trangen Posted: 7/22/2011 1:28pm PDT

    Because it's not politically correct to have a car that gets such high MPG's here in U.S. It would piss off Bush/Cheney/Halliburton/Flour/Bechtel CEO's. They only want Gas Guzzling SUV's so Exxon/Chevon/PhillipUnocal can get record profits. Honda Accord diesel Europe gets 65 mpg, Mini-Cooper gets 70 mpg, and VW Gold Hybrid diesel gets 75 mpg but they won't allow any of those into U.S. for same reason.

  • fb_100000236301719 avatar Albert Posted: 7/22/2011 8:43pm PDT

    Those figures are for an IMPERIAL gallon, not US. Subtract 20% arrive at the American equivalent and those figures will be not so lofty. As for the politics, your guess is as good as mine.

  • trangen avatar trangen Posted: 7/22/2011 10:28pm PDT

    No those figures are in U.S. Gallons, NOT Imperial Gallons. 1 U.S. Gallon is 3.7 Liters or .8 Imperial Gallon; because the mileage was converted to Miles and not Km nor liters. And Germany where the Gold hybrid diesel is to be sole And the Honda Accord for other parts of Europe don't use Imperial Gallon but Liters which was converted by the article and mentioned for the U.S. market for comparison.

  • cracovian avatar cracovian Posted: 7/22/2011 5:46pm PDT

    Even Nissan Patrol gets 120 MPG in Europe. It stinks up the place a little bit but everything is possible in Europe. Cheney himself started blocking all these cars from coming here and the commie Obama signs off on it while drinking his Bud with Bush Jr.

    I heard they all got so drunk one day that they accidentally let the LEAF slip through.

  • trangen avatar trangen Posted: 7/22/2011 6:14pm PDT

    yeah, you heard about "Bohemian Grove" Club, look it up on YouTube Alex Jones

  • fr8bil avatar fr8bil Posted: 7/22/2011 10:22am PDT

    Sounds like GM will produce another low-budget, poorly made diesel engine if it's going to sell $5K less than a comparable VW. Wait 'till owners get a load of premium prices diesel fuel is selling for, the car won't last long. And will they be forced to buy Urea for the cat converter like the diesel pick-up owners are stuck with ?

  • trangen avatar trangen Posted: 7/22/2011 1:36pm PDT

    I can't wait, hopefully they'll engineer it right, and use Bosch diesel F.I. CDI like Honda Accord diesel Europe gets 65 mpg, Mini-Cooper gets 70 mpg, and VW Gold Hybrid diesel gets 75 mpg, but they won't import any of those because it's not PC, they only want Gas Guzzling SUV's so Oil Co can get record profits.

  • fb_100000236301719 avatar Albert Posted: 7/22/2011 8:44pm PDT

    Albert Pryor Posted: 7/22/2011 8:43pm PDT
    Those figures are for an IMPERIAL gallon, not US. Subtract 20% arrive at the American equivalent and those figures will be not so lofty. As for the politics, your guess is as good as mine.

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