- All-new, ultra-low CO2 Fiesta ECOnetic is Ford's efficient car
- Combined fuel economy of 3.7l/ 100km and 98g/ km CO2
- 1.6-litre, 90 PS Duratorq TDCi with coated Diesel Particulate Filter
- Unique modifications, including improved aerodynamics package and low rolling resistance tyres
Bringing style and new levels of low-CO2 efficiency, Ford of Europe’s
most frugal car – the new Fiesta ECOnetic – heads the Fiesta range at
this year’s Paris Show.
Powered by a specially-calibrated
version of the 90 PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi, combined with coated
Diesel Particulate Filter, Ford’s most economical Fiesta can travel 100
kilometres using just 3.7 litres of fuel, on the EC Combined Cycle.
This impressive fuel economy is matched with a class-leading CO2 output
of 98 grams per kilometre – making Fiesta ECOnetic the lowest CO2
vehicle in both its segment and Ford’s European range.
Compared to previous-generation Fiesta 1.6-litre TDCi, Fiesta ECOnetic will use
160 litres less fuel over 20.000 km, offering genuine savings in daily
driving, at a time when saving fuel means saving even more money.
Extra-urban highway fuel economy is even better – Fiesta ECOnetic requires just
3.2 litres to cover 100 kilometres. Yet this efficiency is not at the
expense of driving quality or performance, with Fiesta ECOnetic
reaching 0-100 km/h in 12.3 seconds and a top speed of 178 kph.
is because Fiesta boasts the same attention to detail as earlier
ECOnetic models, with improved aerodynamics, low rolling resistance
tyres and enhanced lubrication to achieve best possible CO2 and fuel
consumption. Lowered ride height and aerodynamic details such as wheel
covers and wheel deflectors build on Fiesta’s already streamlined drag
co-efficient (Cd) of 0.33.
At the same time, low rolling
resistance tyres in an economical 175/65 R14 profile, a longer final
drive gear ratio and special lubricants drive efficient powertrain
performance, especially in highway cruising. In conjunction with
energy partner BP, Ford has developed low-viscosity transmission and
low-friction engine oils for its ECOnetic models.
modifications create Fiesta ECOnetic’s class-leading efficiency,
without sacrificing the driving quality, style or practicality of the
core Fiesta range.
It is not just the ECOnetic version of
new Fiesta that benefits from Ford of Europe’s sustainability efforts –
all new Fiestas feature Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), using
far less fuel and engine power than a standard hydraulic power assist
system, without compromising driving dynamics or steering feedback.
use of high strength steels and a focus on weight saving has also
reduced the mass of new Fiesta by 40 kilogrammes versus the previous
model, despite improved safety equipment and sound insulation.
Production powered by renewable sources
Sustainability has influenced not only new Fiesta’s development, but
also the facilities behind its manufacture. Ford’s Dagenham Diesel
Centre in Britain produces Duratorq TDCi engines for new Fiesta and
derives all its electricity from renewable sources, with two dedicated
wind turbines and plans for a third.
Ford is also sourcing
renewable electricity to cover the full electric power demand of its
Fiesta manufacturing and engineering facilities in Cologne, Germany.
Through this initiative, the company will reduce its CO2 emissions by
190,000 tonnes per year.
Dr Wolfgang Schneider, Ford of
Europe Vice President for Legal, Governmental and Environmental Affairs
said, “The new Fiesta is the strongest example yet of Ford of New Fiesta ECOnetic will be on sale across Europe
later this year and completes an initial trilogy of production models
in the company’s European vehicle range that also includes a 139 g/km
Ford Mondeo ECOnetic and a 115 g/km Ford Focus ECOnetic.
Europe’s commitment to and investment in sustainable mobility. Fiesta
ECOnetic is a compelling, stylish yet no-compromise choice for
customers, offering class-leading low CO2 and genuine savings, while
also benefitting from our investment in efficient production