In a fuels paradise
The engine develops 66kW at 4000 revs and 200Nm from 1750 revs.
Apart from its hybrid-busting fuel economy, the modern direct-injection diesel has a CO2 emissions figure of only 98g/km.
Burela says the car has the potential to deliver best-in-class CO2 emissions, compared with the current crop of competitive vehicles, and against today’s most popular hybrids.
Apart from the specially calibrated diesel, the car uses low-rolling resistance tyres, aerodynamic aids, a longer final drive gear ratio and 10mm lower suspension to cut drag.
The driver gets a green shift indicator light in the instrument cluster, which signals the best gear-change point to maximise economy.
A tyre mobility kit replaces the traditional spacesaver spare, to help reduce weight.
ECO friendly: (above) the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic and (left) the car’s distinctive badge.