Ford has decided to convert its entire range to flexfuel, which can be refueled with super 95 at 1.65 euros per liter or superethanol E85 at 75 cents. What makes the Fiesta particularly attractive?
Most. Superethanol fuel, 6-speed gearbox, decent size.
Little ones. Multipurpose style, small 3-cylinder always weak times, no mid-height storage.
>>> The Fiesta has been in the Ford catalog for more than four decades, but in France the past few years have been “complex” in the shadow of the national Renault Clio, Peugeot 208 and Citroën C3. Card economy with LPG engine. Ford, like Puma, followed the same path by converting its entire range to Flexfuel.
The calculation is simple, without leaving the Ministry of Finance: the Ford 1-liter Ecoboost engine with SP95 fuel will consume an average of 6 liters at 1.65 euros, that is, it will cost 9.90 euros per 100 km; The same block with E85 superethanol requires 8 liters but costs 0.75 euro, so 6 Euros per 100 km.
The magic of packages
This gives the Fiesta a certain attention, especially since it has no German-American (made in Germany) features. no need for the highest finish to offer the best price-equipment ratio.
Illustration with our test version: Instead of a €22,790 super-equipped Titanium Vignale, we had a €18,490 Cool&Connect available, but with the magic of the packs ‘we can get a mega Fiesta for less’. , as long as we are picky: OK, for the 450 euro winter package, especially since it has a heated steering wheel; Even more so for the 300 Euro parking package, even if it replaces the reversing camera with a simple diagram. You can skip the automatic wipers of the €200 vision package or the power folding mirrors of the Vision plus package at €200, making the €600 navigation package more digestible, which you can do without thanks to CarPlay/AndroidAuto. bond. And here’s a Fiesta for less than 20,000 euros. Admittedly, there is no digital instrument cluster, no alloy wheels, the door handles are plastic, and the air conditioning is manual and single-zone.
For the rest, the Fiesta fulfills all the duties expected of a city car. Versatile, affordable and inexpensive to use, it offers itself an unexpected second wind here.
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