The 2014 Ford Fiesta is getting a more modern look inside and outside, but the big news is that to get the car under the hood. While not a surprise, Ford confirmed that the party is the inclusion of two new EcoBoost engines: first three-cylinder Ford engine with a focus on efficiency and a 1.6-liter turbocharged four in the Fiesta ST will deliver better performance .
The newest member of Ford’s global EcoBoost engine family, the 1.0-litre will join the most fuel-efficient lineup in Ford Motor Company’s history. Ford will offer eight vehicles rated at 40 mpg or higher. That is roughly 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres in Canada. The actual figure could be closer to 45 MPG or 5.1 L/100 km.
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When last they visited with Ford’s tiny 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder, the EcoBoost engine was installed in a European-market Focus hatchback. Impressively smooth, they found during their testing that the little mill was nevertheless overburdened by a 2971-pound curb weight and was unable to break the 10-second barrier in the 0-to-60 run.
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They’ve already had a taste of the turbocharged 1.0-liter EcoBoost during a Quick Spin in Ford Focus earlier this year, but Ford promises that this engine in the Fiesta will bring impressive fuel economy and refinement to the subcompact segment. Using a cast-iron block that’s both small enough and light enough to carry onto an airplane, the latest EcoBoost mill was designed to reduce noise, vibration and harshness levels with features like an offset crankshaft and external balancing. Final numbers haven’t been announced yet, but Ford is projecting output of 123 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque to go with a fuel economy rating expected to top 40 miles per gallon.