Ford Fiesta

A wider choice of engines will be available in Fiesta models from next month, including the return of the acclaimed, Bridgend-built 75PS 1.25-litre petrol.

The pairing of new Fiesta and the smallest Duratec means a power boost for all Finesse and LX models currently offered with the 70PS 1.3-litre, plus improved fuel economy, at no increase in price.

"Demand across Europe for the new 1.3 engine, in Fiesta and Ka, is incredible", explained Paul Thomas, managing director, Ford of Britain. "Replacing it in UK Fiestas with the proven and popular 1.25-litre means we can meet all the demand and offer our Fiesta customers even better all-round performance and economy."

The extra power gives the Fiesta Finesse and LX a 0-62mph time of 14.5 seconds and top speed of 101mph, whilst generating an attractive 45.6mpg and 148g/km CO2.

Fiesta Ghia customers get an extra, economical engine choice from March too, with the debut of the refined and frugal 1.4-litre Duratorq TDCi in the range-topping model. The TDCi is now offered alongside the 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol options, priced £11,395 on-the-road.

"The Fiesta range is growing all the time – there’s a model to suit all tastes, from the sporty three-door Zetec to the top-of-the-range Ghia, with a wide choice of engines and option of manual or new Durashift EST transmission," concluded Thomas.

Engine Details
Model Engine Capacity Power Torque CO2 Combined
Finesse/LX 5dr 1.25 1242cc 75PS@ 5200rpm 110Nm@ 4000rpm 148g/km 45.6mpg
Ghia 5dr 1.4 TDCi 1398cc 68PS@ 4000rpm 160Nm@ 2000rpm 117g/km 64.2mpg

Published : 05/04/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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