Ford is launching a punchier, 125PS version of the acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. It also gets a standard stiffer suspension, new gear ratios, and specially tuned steering.
The new Ford Fiesta Red and Fiesta Black special limited editions combine head-turning looks, unexpected performance, and claims excellent fuel efficiency.
Available now and priced from €21,700, the new Fiesta editions are inspired by global fashion trends for strong colour contrasts, the two-tone models are available in Race Red, complemented by gloss black roof and detailing; and Panther Black, with a gloss red roof and detailing.
“These two new Fiestas make an unquestionably bold statement on the road and will give drivers an equally distinctive experience behind the wheel with a sportier version of our 1.0-litre EcoBoost and enhancements to the Fiesta’s acclaimed ride and handling,” says Ciarán McMahon, chairman and managing director of Ford Ireland.
The three-door models feature front upper and lower grille surrounds, front bumper aerofoil and mirror caps in contrasting colours, with Panther Black 16-inch or optional 17-inch alloy wheels.
The body kit offers front and rear sports bumpers, side skirts and rear roof spoiler; and the contrasting colour roof on both models has been painted to achieve a consistent and higher quality gloss finish than can be achieved using a foil applique or sticker.
As standard, the models feature black 16” alloys; gloss black centre stack and door handles; black leather sports steering wheel and gear lever gaiter with red stitching; black floor mats with red stitching; and charcoal black sport seats in 'Ultimate' material with contrasting red stitching and bolster exteriors.
Twinned with Ford’s award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine
Using Ford’s acclaimed 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine that was named International Engine of the Year an unprecedented three years in a row -2012, 2013 and 2014 - the 125PS (99g/km ) powertrain uses turbocharging, twin-independent Variable Cam Timing and high-pressure direct-injection technologies that deliver enhanced driving dynamics.
Ford says both special limited editions further enhance driving appeal with revised gear ratios for the five-speed manual transmission and a sport suspension set-up. In addition to new shock absorber and spring settings, the sport suspension uses a stiffer rear axle and revised tuning for the electronic power assisted steering system, delivering greater torque build-up for more steering feedback.
The new Fiesta was launched in late 2012 with a much more dynamic new exterior design, refined interior and advanced Ford technologies, including features such as Ford SYNC voice-activated connectivity system, active city stop low-speed collision avoidance system, and MyKey; which enables parents to place certain restrictions on young drivers to promote safer driving.