Reviewing the Ford Fiesta Zetec 1.0 Eco Boost Powershift
|   Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Ford has been successfully selling its 1.0 liter Eco Boost engine powered Fiesta for a long time. Add to that, a six speed Powershift dual clutch automated transmission system and you will get a top of the line, class leading super mini known as the Ford Fiesta Eco Boost Powershift. Even though rival car makers have been coming up with lucrative market propositions for some time now, none received as much popularity.

Ford claims enhanced fuel efficiency along with less CO2 emissions, while the new transmission provides better performance and efficiency, as compared to manual transmission versions.
Official figures are 114 g/km of CO2 for the top variant, which sports a four cylindered 1.25 liter engine. The best feature about the latest Fiesta is its power train, which has been customized for better refinement and drive feel.

While the Eco Boost engine is said to work perfectly in tune with their five speed transmission, the latest engine works better with their self shifter. Once behind the wheels, you will be surprised by the amazing simplicity by which this vehicle functions. There is do drama while driving while smooth acceleration and torque distribution gives it a smooth edge, on both long and short revs. However, when the pedal is floored, this vehicle churns out maximum power, which could induce a little rattling.

However, it provides decent overall performance. Perfectly aligned gear ratios also work well with this whole setup and we could use this ratio for similar segment vehicles from Ford. Even at moderate speeds, gear shift is smooth. On revving the engine hard, there is mild vibration and noise, which are otherwise absent. A small selector knob helps change gears smoothly and it could act as a decent replacement for pedal shifters.

Ford is looking forward to offering a few variants of this vehicle although none are currently available. Apart from its drive train, no other modifications are in place and we have the old Zetec suspension, offering unrivaled body comfort and balance. Optional 16 inch sports alloys are available, although you need to put in a special request for it to be installed.

Handling has improved while this vehicle handles with precision like never before. This is a complete driver's car, perfect for both street and track conditions. The interior however could do better, as its center console is quite similar to its predecessors. We would love to see a backlit console on this vehicle, which is available on many cheaper rides too. If you are looking for a super mini, capable of being used as a daily commuter as well as for long rides, look no further than the Ford Fiesta Eco Boost Powershift.

Priced at £15,145, this vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0 - 60 MPH within 1.2 seconds, sporting a top speed of 112 MPH. It is however more desirable owing to a healthy 57.7 MPG fuel efficiency, along with CO2 emissions equaling 114 g/km, weighing in approximately 1091 kg, it is light weight compared to its rivals.
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