Ford Focus
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Ford vehicles have been demonstrating class-leading efficiency at the 2011 mpg Marathon.

At the 2011 mpg Marathon, the all new Ford Focus has achieved 56.3mpg a 17.6 per cent increase over the officially posted figures. The Ford Focus Zetec 125PS won the petrol with CO2 emissions over 120g/km class.

Rally stars Andy Dawson and Andrew Marriot drove the 370 mile course ensuring smooth acceleration and correct fear changes to gain an extra 8.4 miles out of every gallon.

Three Ford Transit vans also entered the mpg Marathon, winning two best-in-class titles and another achieving 59mpg, almost 41 per cent above the 2.2 litre 100PS Ford Transit ECOnetic's posted fuel economy.

In a separate event, two Norwegian 'hypermilers' travelling from Russia to Sweden via Norway, drove a Ford Mondeo 1.6 TDCi over a 1343 course on a single 70-litre tank of fuel, achieving 88.3mpg overall.

The 1.6 diesel Ford Mondeo benefits from ECOnetic Technologies such as Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter, a gear change indicator and a longer final drive ratio of 1:3.69.

Mark Ovenden, Ford Britain managing director, said: "Fuel efficiency, CO2 and other green credentials have become the new 'why buys' steering vehicle choice. Ford's success at these mpg marathon events show that the blue oval is the best in class."

Published : 12/10/11 Author : Staff

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