Ford Fiesta ECOnetic Wins MPG Marathon With 108.8 MPG / 2.6 l/100KM

Engines are getting smaller, cars are getting lighter and engines are becoming more efficient. These three factors have more or less given rise to very economical cars, like the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, which can do a claimed 85.6 mpg (3.3 l/100 km) on the combined cycle was recently pushed way beyond that figure, in the hands of some expert drivers.
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1 photo
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A Fiesta ECOnetic took part in the 2012 FuelSave MPG Marathon, where it recorded an unbelievable average economy figure for the 370-mile (592 km) route through Britain and Wales, driven by Andrew Marriott and Andy Dawson, both of which are rally drivers.

The Fiesta won the competition by a comfortable 6 mpg, and their achievement showed 27% better combined economy, when compared to the official figures provided by Ford. It just goes to show how good the idea of a car tuned for maximum economy, which is put into the hands of a capable and experience driver can be.
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