Ford Launches 85mpg Fiesta ECOnetic
Ford of Europe has started production of the new Fiesta ECOnetic, its most fuel efficient and lowest CO2 emissions car ever, at its Cologne plant.
The new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is powered by a 94hp 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine providing 205 Nm of torque that offers fuel economy figures of 3.3 l/100 km (71.27 mpg US or 85.6 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 87 g/km.
Its efficiency is a significant improvement over the outgoing model, which managed 76.3mpg UK and emitted 98g/km.
The frugal Fiesta showcases company’s ECOnetic Technology innovations such as Auto-Start-Stop, Smart Regenerative Charging, Eco Mode and shift indicator light. It also benefits from a bespoke engine calibration and optimised gear ratios. What’s more the car itself is optimized for lower consumption with lower suspension, undershield and wheel deflectors as well as low-rolling resistance tyres.
The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic will be available in three and five-door versions and a variety of trim levels, depending on market.
In UK, the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is priced at £14,445. There’s also an ECOnetic Fiesta van from just £12,215.
Ford says half of all its cars sold in Europe will wear an ECOnetic badge by the end of 2012, and expects that level to increase to two thirds by 2013.
This is part of Ford's commitment to reduce CO2 emissions of its cars by 30 percent between 2006 and 2020.
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