Available to order now and in dealerships from September, the Fiesta Zetec S Red / Black Editions will be the most powerful 1.0-litre volume production cars ever. The new 140PS version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost offers more power per litre than the Bugatti Veyron and the Ferrari 458 Speciale.
Inspired by global fashion trends for strong colour contrasts, the two-tone models are available in Race Red, complemented by Panther Black roof and detailing; and Panther Black, with Race Red roof and detailing.
The three-door models feature front upper and lower grille surrounds, front bumper aerofoil and mirror caps in contrasting colours, with standard black 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.
The models feature black leather sports steering wheel and gear lever gaiter with red stitching; black floor mats with red stitching; and charcoal black sport seats with contrasting red stitching and bolster exteriors.
The 140PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost features a unique calibration with new settings for turbocharger boost control, valve-timings, intercooler and throttle management to deliver 12 per cent more power and an even sportier driving experience with 0-62mph acceleration in 9sec and a top speed of 125 mph, while still delivering 62.8 mpg fuel efficiency and 104g CO2/km emissions. *
“This new 140PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine now delivers more than twice the power on a litre-for-litre basis than its predecessor – the 1.6-litre 100PS engine that powered the sporty Fiesta S just 10 years ago,” said Andrew Fraser, Ford’s European Gasoline Calibration manager. “I believe this engine sets a new benchmark for power combined with fuel efficiency from a small petrol engine.”
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine was named International Engine of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Like the 100PS and 125PS versions of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost that were chosen by nearly 30 per cent of Fiesta customers in the first quarter of 2014, the 140PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost uses turbocharging, twin-independent Variable Cam Timing and high-pressure direct-injection technologies.**
The Ford Fiesta Zetec S Red and Black 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 dynamic new exterior design, refined interior and advanced Ford technologies including 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.