COLOGNE, Germany, Nov. 16, 2012 – The new Ford Fiesta offers more engines that can achieve sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions than any other small car nameplate.*
New Fiesta’s combination of advanced new engines, fuel-saving technologies and aerodynamic improvements ensure an unrivalled seven powertrains achieve sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions and deliver optimised fuel efficiency in Europe.
“Fuel efficiency and emissions remain major considerations for Ford customers in Europe and around the world, be that out of concern for their environment, for the money in their pockets, or both,” said Wolfgang Schneider, vice president, Legal, Governmental and Environmental Affairs, Ford of Europe. “We’ve really put in the hours to deliver a new Fiesta that both Ford Motor Company and new Fiesta owners can be proud of.”
The seven powertrains include the 125 PS version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – the “International Engine of the Year” – that combines the performance of a conventional 1.6-litre engine with the fuel-efficiency of a smaller engine. This acclaimed engine is also available as a 100 PS version that achieves best-in-class fuel economy of 4.3 l/100 km. The 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel ECOnetic Technology variant with 5-speed transmission and revised gearing delivers 87 g/km CO2 and 3.3 l/100 km.
Further sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions-capable engine options include:
Ford achieved further CO2 emission reductions and improved fuel efficiency in new Fiesta in Europe by reducing the vehicle’s drag co-efficient to 0.328.
Ford has also introduced Auto-Start-Stop to more Fiesta variants. This feature automatically shuts down the engine when the vehicle is at idle and restarts it when the driver wants to move off. Smart Regenerative Charging reduces engine wear and tear by selectively engaging the alternator and charging the battery when the vehicle is coasting and braking.
In addition, the Fiesta ECOnetic Technology variant features a revised body and under-body aero configuration, further gear ratio optimisation and low rolling resistance tyres.
Ford has extended across the range the ECOnetic Technology EcoMode coaching system that rewards drivers for using fuel-efficient driving techniques by displaying up to five “petals” on each of three “flowers” that represent gear-shifting, speed and anticipation. Ford customer training has found that eco-driving skills can result in 10 per cent long-term fuel savings.
“Ford EcoMode can help new Fiesta drivers make further reductions in their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, alongside the savings made by Ford’s advanced powertrains and fuel-saving technologies,” said Glen Goold, new Fiesta global chief program engineer, Ford of Europe.
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* The stated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 as last amended. The results may differ from fuel economy figures in other regions of the world due to the different drive cycles and regulations used in those markets.
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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.
Ford Europe is responsible for producing, selling and servicing Ford brand vehicles in 50 individual markets and employs approximately 47,000 employees at its wholly owned facilities and approximately 69,000 people when joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses are included. In addition to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford Europe operations include Ford Customer Service Division and 24 manufacturing facilities (15 wholly owned or consolidated joint venture facilities and nine unconsolidated joint venture facilities). The first Ford cars were shipped to Europe in 1903 – the same year Ford Motor Company was founded. European production started in 1911.