The difference between the 1.6 VCT 100 and VCT 115 is software and nothing
The old Zetec E 1.8 was not quiet nor efficient enough for the new model.
I've not driven a new VCT 115, but when I do I expect to find it not as good
in grunty terms (mpg might well be better) as my current 1.8.- unless Ford
have fitted it with quite short gear ratios, which means it'll be noisy on
Despite it saying in the brochoure that the 115 has VCT and a dual length
intake manifold in reality, they both do- its cheaper for Ford to make them
all the same engine and jusrt change the software.
Which then makes it easy to buy the 100ps and chip it back to 115-120bhp.
Which you then need to notify the insurance people about.
I thought when this was last discussed the feeling was than the
camshaft profile was different for the two power variants (or was
that the TDCI)?
Interesting.....Spoke to a salesman at local Main Dealer and he said the
100 engine is carried over from the old model Focus and that the 115 is new
and physically different. Has anyone seen the two engines side by side?
Hmmm well i have seen both cars bonnets up side by side at a press launch
some weeks ago now-they were pre production examples- but both had the same
engine. The press pack said both were the same with only software being
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