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How the Ford SynUS Works

SynUS Specifications

The SynUS is powered by a 2.0-liter, 134-horsepower, four-cylinder diesel engine. The MacPherson strut front suspension and semi-independent torsion-beam rear suspension make the SynUS agile enough to easily maneuver around tight corners. The engine is smaller and more fuel-efficient than many current compact cars. It also keeps both noise and emissions low using Accelerometer Pilot Control (APC), a technology that constantly monitors and adjusts fuel-injection levels (see Cost-effective euro IV compliance: Delphi's new injection system for more information on APC).

To make the SynUS more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly, it runs on bio-mass diesel fuel, a mixture of 80 percent traditional petroleum diesel and 20 percent natural bio-diesel made from biodegradable animal fat and plant oil.

Ford SynUS Specifications
Type I-4 Diesel
Configuration Inline 4-cylinder
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 2.0 liters
Horsepower 134
Torque 236 lb-ft
Recommended fuel Bio-mass diesel
Layout Front-wheel drive
Standard Five-speed manual
Front MacPherson strut
Rear Semi-independent torsion-beam
Tires and Wheels
Standard P225/50R18
Wheelbase 100.1 inches (254.3 cm)
Overall length 158.0 inches (401.3 cm)
Overall width 69.3 inches (176.0 cm)
Track width: Front/Rear 60.2 inches / 60.2 inches (152.9 cm)
Front overhang 29.3 inches (74.4 cm)
Rear overhang 28.6 inches (72.6 cm)
Source: Ford Motor Company