When it comes to legitimate power, torque is key. With the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine option, Ford has fixed the one major thing that ails the Fiesta: the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that struggles to get moving.
Torque tends to get swept aside, with the average consumer more interested in horsepower. In reality, torque is what you feel behind the steering wheel. You know, that satisfying sense of thrust that pushes you back into your seat? That engine output is what torbocharged engines deliver, and that extra sense of power comes at no cost to your car’s fuel efficiency, which is why Ford’s lineup of turocharged engines are so very impressive.
According to nydailynews.com, “The Fiesta’s optional turbocharged, 1.0-liter “EcoBoost” 3-cylinder engine is an award-winning power plant that makes more horsepower-per-liter than a Lamborghini Aventador.” While that horsepower thing is important, even more impressive is the torque that gets this car going. ]
Another benefit? The 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine actually improves fuel economy, if you can believe that. The EPA estimates the Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine earns a combined rating of 36 mpg, impressive for any car, but particularly impressive for one that boasts such impressive power.
The bottom line? You can have your cake and eat it too. The 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost manages to be fun-to-drive, fuel efficient, and stylish. It’s the whole package. What are you waiting for? Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to put the Fiesta to the test.
Its Ford’s smallest car, available with the tiniest engine Ford’s ever made, but don’t let that fool you. The 2014 Ford Fiesta packs a punch. With 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque, you’ll be surprised that this little engine that could can fit in your carry on (with room to spare).
The SFE (Super Fuel Economy) option is available on Fiesta SE and Titanium trims, which features a 1.0-liter, three-piston motor. A turbo over-boost delivers up to 148 lb-ft in 15-second bursts. Just as the engine’s name suggests though, the engine aims to increase efficiency, and isn’t necessarily built to be fast. Despite an EPA highway rating of 43 mpg, which is higher than any of Ford’s hybrid models, we think it’s still fair to call the Fiesta “fun to drive”.
Besides being fun to drive and incredibly efficient, the Fiesta is also refined. According to foxsports.com, “the engine has a deep, rich sound without any of the harsh buzz subcompact car owners are familiar with. And thanks to some clever engineering, it’s also much smoother than its odd number of cylinders suggests. Ford intentionally imbalanced the flywheel and crank pulley to offset the off-kilter firing pattern, eliminating the need for the separate counter-rotating balance shaft many small motors use, which keeps the overall package as small and light as possible”.
Put the Fiesta SFE to the test for yourself – your wallet will thank you. Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to give a Fiesta a spin.
Ford dealers around the country are prepping their showrooms for a model that, while not completely new, is certainly carrying some features sure to attract the eyes of consumers all over the United States. With an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST combines performance and luxury to ensure you drive away with a vehicle you can really rely on and enjoy.
Not only does it look like a sporty performance vehicle, it has the power under the hood to back it up. The new Fiesta is expected to achieve 34 mpg, and is equipped with three mode stability control and overall quicker steering ration, providing for a smoother and more controlled ride. The Fiesta ST will also include advanced technology not previously offered, including a more enhanced version of the revolutionary SYNC with MyFord Touch system, as well as a better EcoBoost engine.
The only downside to this amazing vehicle is waiting for it to get here. The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and the rest of the Fiesta family are expected to go on sale in 2013.
Ford has redesigned the Ford Fiesta and will debut the brand new 2014 model soon, but before we get to see the car in real life, Ford is taking us on a video tour of the new design. The Fiesta was on display at a special event in Amsterdam, where Ford Social spent a few minutes talking to Stefan Lamm, Director of Exterior Styling, to hear all about the new look.