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.
|Valvetrain||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Recommended fuel||Bio-mass diesel|
|Tires and Wheels|
|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|