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Ford begins production of new Fiesta ECOnetic with 71 mpg US
26 March 2012
|Fiesta ECOnetic Technology. Click to enlarge.|
Ford of Europe has begun production of the new Fiesta ECOnetic Technology, which offers fuel economy of 3.3l/100 km (71.2 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 87 g/km, at Ford’s Cologne Assembly plant in Germany. The preceding version of the Fiesta ECOnetic carried a 95 g/km rating.
The car is powered by a 95PS (94 hp, 70 kW) 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and provides 205 N·m (151 lb-ft) of torque; it will be available in three-door and five-door form and in a variety of trim levels, depending on market.
(Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures in g/km are from officially approved tests in accordance with EC Directive 93/116/EC. Fuel economy figures quoted are based on the European Fuel Economy Directive EU 80/1268/EEC and will differ from fuel economy drive cycle results in other regions of the world.)
The improved efficiency, which boosts the environmental performance of the Fiesta ECOnetic technology by more than 12%, was achieved through the introduction of range of ECOnetic technologies:
- Upgrades to the 95PS 1.6TDCi engine including friction and combustion improvements and calibration optimization;
- Revised gear ratios;
- Smart regenerative charging;
- Improved efficiency of the air conditioning, cooling fan and alternator; and
- Lower suspension, undershield and wheel deflectors as well as low-rolling resistance tires to further reduce driving resistances.
Five engines in the Fiesta line-up emit less than 130g/km of CO2: the 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter TDCi diesel engines; the 1.25-liter 60PS and 82PS gasoline engines; and the latest 1.6-liter TDCi 95PS ECOnetic Technology engine.
Half of all Ford cars sold in Europe will carry the ECOnetic Technology badge by the end of 2012, showing they are leaders or among the very best in terms of fuel economy in their segment; that will increase to two-thirds in 2013. This is part of Ford’s commitment to reduce CO2 emissions of its cars by 30% between 2006 and 2020.
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