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Old 04-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cr45 View Post
Interestingly, Ford has now stretched the engine to a 1.1 but so far only naturally aspirated versions of it has been released in the Ford Fiesta.
IIRC some countries such as Italy and Portugal had a tax bracket that benefitted cars with 1100cc engines, but I'm not sure if it remains in effect. But anyway, I can only guess it may enhance the low-end torque a little and fare better when it comes to emissions even if the compression ratio gets a small decrease (more specifically NOx due to the lower aerodynamic heating to be generated at a lower compression).
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