It is under the hood that is happening. The small 3 cylinder 1.0 EcoBoost allows 4 years yet old Ford Fiesta to new references in its class in terms of performance/consumption for a gasoline engine. Beyond the numbers, the approval is also present, at least in version 125 PS, and this despite a long tiered small engine box fits rather well grace amazing availability at low rpm. An enviable mechanical array to which the Fiesta added a chassis with a remarkable compromise comfort/behavior and rates revised significantly downwards. What do exhibit the recent Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 who little more for them than the attraction of novelty and their touch screens!
The re-styling of the Fiesta mid-career is all in all limited aesthetic. Only the shield and the front optics are redesigned, with a grille lift for the first, the integration of Led daytime running lights for now mandatory for seconds. The rear lights are new also even if they keep the previous outline. They traded including their good old incandescent bulbs, there again, for LEDs whose faster ignition is valuable for the brake lights function.
Inside, only change the drawing of the centre console and the position commands for window regulator on the door panels and handles. The proposal of a navigation system also imposed a slight redesign of instrument panel for models that are equipped with.
The security arsenal adds an automatic braking system triggered by a camera located in the upper part of the windscreen (included in a pack at € 450). Up to 25 km/h, this “Active City Stop” prevents collisions and at higher speeds, reduced severity. Ford SOS can then take the hand on the phone from the driver to call the emergency activation of airbags or power fuel possibly caused by a rear-end.
The proposed Ford Sync system in series from the Titanium trim level, lets use the voice command to call the numbers of the directory of phone driver, music by their titles, and finally to read its SMS in “text to speech” for which it can also provide automatic answers.
Finally, MyKey, available in series and introduced for the first time in Europe on the Fiesta offers a series of provisions related to the use of a key to chaperoning the (or the) young driver (trice) of the home: inability to disable the ESP on the radio if the belt is not buckled, receive incoming calls on the phone or even an audio alert when a predetermined speed.
But the true evolution is mechanical order with including the adoption of the small 3-cylinder direct injection in 3 versions 1.0. Two supercharged turbocharged of 100 and 125 HP and an air of 80 HP, all three equipped with Stop & Start function, and as surprising as it may seem, credited to CO2 emissions of 99 g/km for consumption of 4.3 l / 100 km. That said, the champion of the range remains in this area the Diesel 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic 95 HP with 87 g/km. A 1.5 litre of this block version is also now available, 75 horsepower to 98 g/km of CO2.
Under the hood of the Ford Fiesta 3 door 1.0 EcoBoost 125 PS
- Displacement: 999 cc
- Types: 3-cylinder direct-injection turbo online
- Power: 125 HP @ 6,000 rpm
- Couples: 170 Nm from 1 400 to 4 500 rpm (200 Nm with overboost)
- Transmission: front wheels
- Gearbox: 5-speed
- Dimensions (L/w/h): 3 969 1 709 x 1 495 mm
- Trunk: 276 to 974 l
- Weight: 1 091 kg (8.7 kg/HP)
- 0-100 km/h: 9.4 s
- Speed: 196 km/h
- Consumption: 4.3 l
- CO2 emissions: 99 g (bonus € 200 by 2013)
Price: Fiesta 3 door 1000 tics Start & Stop Titanium: € 17,050
The small 3 cylinder EcoBoost is timely to relaunch the Fiesta, second best-selling car in Europe behind the golf course. Because, in addition to the VW Polo, it must now confront on his recent Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio 4, traditionally hegemonic on the French market segment.
In the current context of economic crisis binding for the authority to purchase and more severe monitoring of the quality of air in urban areas, the proposal of a sober gasoline engine, fun to drive and well positioned in price, is an asset of choice for this redesigned Fiesta. As much as the bet is completely successful in terms of the approval, in any case in the 125 HP version which was the only one available for this first grip. It is obvious from the first few metres, this 3-cylinder did not steal his title of engine of the year 2012. Its availability at low revs, marked by the almost total absence of response time of its turbocharger, allows it to cope with manual 5-speed to the particularly long Tiering, condition sine qua non of its remarkable sobriety. Certainly, it is necessary to accommodate a few fits and starts on the first reports, and on the following light vibrations inherent in the 3 cylinder with low rpm to contain its consumption, which, as we have seen, can then remain below the 6.5 litres on a rather fast and hilly course. Certainly, by exploiting fully the wide range of use of the engine going to 6500 RPM regulation speed, it is not difficult to consume 1.5 litre in addition.
A new box “Powershift” dual-clutch six-speed dry will be soon proposed, but only version 1.0 EcoBoost 100 PS, with Stop & Start. Result, a CO2 emissions of 114 g/km which prohibits access to the bonus of € 200.
- The more
- Performance/consumption in 125 PS
- Suspension comfort
- Agile behavior
- The less
- The widely spaced 5 speed gearbox
- Light jogging in urban driving.