Posts Tagged ‘fuel efficiency’


Australia’s most fuel efficient car is…

October 19, 2009

… Come December 2009 the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 5-door hatch! Yes, that’s right folks – it’s coming to Oz! Follow on for a full rundown on the details.

2010 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

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Ford Transit Connect is greener than thought…

February 25, 2009

Seems like this is happening with every new Ford. First it was the Fusion Hybrid. Now it’s the Transit Connect. You may be wondering what I’m on about? Well, as with the Fusion, the Ford Transit Connect has exceeded Ford’s own testing in its EPA fuel efficiency test. Official figures? 22/25 (city/hwy) or about (combined) 10l/100km.

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Next-gen Focus to achieve 40mpg???

January 21, 2009

Source: Automotive News via Autoblog

Even if the Lincoln Concept C from the Detroit Auto Show never makes it to production, its powertrain could find its way into FoMoCo’s small cars. While the first application of Ford’s new EcoBoost series of engines will be a 3.5L V6 in the 2009 Ford Flex, the technology might make the most sense in a much smaller and more efficient package.

Ford Focus ST

For instance, in the Lincoln Concept C, the 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct injected four-cylinder offers up 180 hp and an equal amount of torque while returning a (theoreticall) 43 mpg on the highway. This powerplant could be mated with Ford’s PowerShift dual clutch gearbox in an uplevel version of the next-gen Focus subcompact that’s expected to debut in 2010, offering a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency over the outgoing 2.0L four.


Lincoln Navigator to get better MPG…

September 27, 2008

After coming under criticism after releasing the Navigator’s guzzling official fuel economy figures (12mpg city / 18mpg hwy), Ford engineers have gone back to work to make it better than the rest…

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