New Ford Fiesta aims for ‘best in class’ fuel economy

The new Ford Fiesta will rival best in class fuel economy figures.

FORD’S new Fiesta is rising to the challenge set by its rivals and is aiming for  best-in-class fuel economy with six engines in Britain offering both sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and returning up to 65.7mpg.
Customers who buy the new Fiesta will also have the option of an ECOnetic variant expected to deliver 87g/km CO2 emissions and return 85.6mpg.
“Ford’s new Fiesta is taking compact car fuel efficiency to new heights, with the help of advanced new technologies,” said Glen Goold, new Fiesta global chief program engineer, Ford of Europe.
“Fiesta broke the mould as a stylish, practical, forward-thinking and, most importantly, economical small car, when first launched in 1976 when fuel efficiency was at the forefront of most people’s minds,” added Goold. “That thinking has guided the creation of the new Fiesta today as much as it did the original vehicle.”
Since then Ford has sold more than 15-million Fiestas around the world and the stylish new model features a sharper design and a host of exclusive technology features – as well as an extensive range of powertrains.
The new Fiesta will be equipped for the first time in the UK with the following engines:     100PS and 125 PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engines, the 2012 “International Engine of the Year”;     80PS 1.0-litre petrol engines with direct-injection and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing; 75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine with optimised fuel injection, low-friction piston coatings and a variable pressure oil pump.
Customers will also be able to choose from:  95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel engine, producing 200Nm of torque; 105PS, 1.6-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine and a 60PS and 82PS 1.25-litre petrol engine.