It seems that the new Ford Fiesta ECOnetic managed to win the 2012 ALD Automotive/Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon by obtaining a stunning fuel economy of 108,78mpg UK (2,59 liters/100km).
The model in question is equipped with a 1.6-liter Duratorq TDCi diesel power plant able to deliver 95 horsepower and 205Nm of torque.
The competition won by the American model required a 370-mile route with professional drivers (Andrew Marriott and Andy Dawson) behind the steering wheel.
“The annual event is a test of fuel consumption for showroom vehicles, which also demonstrates the financial benefits of simple, smarter driving techniques,” says the carmaker.
According to Ford, the model was fitted with low-rolling resistance tires, smart regenerative charging, auto start/stop, wheel deflectors and improved gear ratios.
Ross Durking, the event’s organizer claimed that this year’s edition of the marathon will be remembered as Ford managed to exceed the 100mpg barrier.