Ford Fiesta ECOnetic wins 2013 MPG Marathon

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has been declared the winner of the 2013 ALD Automotive / Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon for the second year in a row with Nick Chapman and Rosemary Homer, piloting the 94bhp 1.6 diesel-engined Titanium model to 88.69mpg over 339.3 miles.

This year’s course was considered the toughest yet with 46 competitors driving from Tankersley Manor near Sheffield and negotiating hill climbs, bad weather and heavy traffic.

In the LCV section, the Ford Fiesta Sport Van with the same engine was driven by BBC transport correspondent Paul Clifton and his son Doug, covering 362.9 miles with just 3.33 gallons of diesel – an impressive 108.82mpg, beating the Ford’s official combined figure of 78.5mpg by 38.62 per cent.

Both Fiesta models were also equipped with Auto-Start-Stop, lowered suspension, aerodynamic rear under-tray and wheel trims, and low rolling resistance tyres.


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