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Old 25th August 2006, 21:57   #1
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Unbeliveble but true ... Ford Fiesta gave the best mileage under test conditions..

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http://www.ibnlive.com/news/autocar-...s/19402-7.html

http://in.news.yahoo.com/060823/54/66wof.html


Though i have the Fiesta 1.4 petrol .. but it gives me a mileage of 14-15 in city

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Old 25th August 2006, 22:54   #2
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That is a really commndable effort by Ford......

The Santro 1.1 CRDI will defenitely beat it though
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The marathon was held on July 29 and 30 at the 4.226 kilometre-high speed track at the National Centre for Automotive Testing at the vehicle research and development establishment in Ahmednagar.
Hmmm, 22kmpl from a 1.4ltr, 68bhp car..........under ideal conditions. You find that unbelievable?

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Old 25th August 2006, 23:05   #4
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Hmmm, 22kmpl from a 1.4ltr, 68bhp car..........under ideal conditions. You find that unbelievable?

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My friend mind u its a 82 BHP and not a 68 bhp car.!!
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Hmmm, 22kmpl from a 1.4ltr, 68bhp car..........under ideal conditions. You find that unbelievable?
I think.. its 31.48km/l from that one..... BUT ideal conditions...
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My friend mind u its a 82 BHP and not a 68 bhp car.!!
Oops, i took the Tdi figure. Let me rephrase the statement.

Hmmm, 22kmpl from a 1.4ltr, 82bhp car..........under ideal conditions. You find that unbelievable? Hehe

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The Ford Fiesta 1.4 litre Duratec Petrol was flagged off by Singh, Joint Director VRDE at 12:37 pm 29th July. After traveling continuously for 1,183 kms, the car finally ran out of petrol at 10:11 am the next morning, nearly 22 hours later! The car extracted 22.43 kms from every litre of petrol.
Thats an average speed of 53kmph!!!

Anyway, congrats to Ford/Autocar for this achievement.

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BTW, what other cars participated in this Marathon and what were their FE figs?

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Actually... for the petrol - whats the record?... I mean is it that "this is the best from a 1.4ltr engine"
Coz.. run a 800 with ac at more than that speed and it'll return more.
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ya an esteem with a 1.3 ltr engine will also give the same mileage if not more.i dont understand whats the big deal about.
.you dont see honda doing marathons with their idsi honda city and its a 1.5 lte engine.
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Actually... for the petrol - whats the record?... I mean is it that "this is the best from a 1.4ltr engine"
Coz.. run a 800 with ac at more than that speed and it'll return more.
This record has to be for 4 door sedan with engine size 1.4Ltr or something specific like that.
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I didnt understand - who takes the credit for this stupendous FE? - the car, the expert drivers, the fuel or 1000 km of (carpet smooth) road?
It's a cruel joke on the average Joe Ford customer, who will be dreaming of replicating such wayout FE's on bumpy city roads/stop-start traffic!
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OH MY GOD!!! HYPE!!! And all figures WRONG!!! Look at Fiesta's Fuel tank capacity. Its 45 Ltrs. And they say "The petrol car travelled continuously for 1,183 kilometres and extracted 22.43 kilometres from every litre of petrol." Out of a 45 Ltr Tank if we get an average of 22.43 the car should have ran only 45x22.43= 1009.35. So how did they covered remaining 173.65 KM!!!???. Also the usable fuel tank capacity would be around 5-10% less!!!! So the difference is.... (1,183 KM - (40x22.43=897.2 KM)===285.8 KM. Did the team dragged the car with engine off for 285.8 KMs??
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This record has to be for 4 door sedan with engine size 1.4Ltr or something specific like that.
Hehe, thats like awarding the Veyron, the most fuel effcient car with a W16 engine.

You know what this is, it's just something Ford and Aurtocar cooked up to prove that ideal conditions can increase FE by a great deal. It was just a real world vs ideal world FE test.

If anyone is to go by this, then the Alto has to be the most reliable car in India is it's the only car to have completed a 24hr run without stopping (Overdrive test).

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NEW DELHI, April 17 (UNI) — Daewoo Motor Corporation’s best-selling car Matiz broke a world record by driving into the Guinness Book of Records as the most fuel efficient car with a fuel efficiency of 32.01 km to a litre of petrol.
With this, the car broke the General Motors’ group company Holden’s model Barina’s world record of 29.11 km to a litre of petrol, a statement issued here said today.
Matiz entered the Guinness Book of World Records for an economy drive from Melbourne in South Darwin in the North on 121.83 litres of regular unleaded fuel covering a distance of 3,899.8 km. Against Barina’s record of 1,019 km, Matiz stretched 1,111 km from Kulgera to Elliot on 34.44 litres.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20000418/biz.htm

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OH MY GOD!!! HYPE!!! And all figures WRONG!!! Look at Fiesta's Fuel tank capacity. Its 45 Ltrs. And they say "The petrol car travelled continuously for 1,183 kilometres and extracted 22.43 kilometres from every litre of petrol." Out of a 45 Ltr Tank if we get an average of 22.43 the car should have ran only 45x22.43= 1009.35. So how did they covered remaining 173.65 KM!!!???. Also the usable fuel tank capacity would be around 5-10% less!!!! So the difference is.... (1,183 KM - (40x22.43=897.2 KM)===285.8 KM. Did the team dragged the car with engine off for 285.8 KMs??
Even for the TDi the figures are wrong.... 1570.8km at 31.48 km/lit means 49.89 lits of diesel was consumed... tank again has the capacity of only 45lit... were these people of the opinion that no one will verify their results?? otherwise even if (i dont know for sure,,,, just hypothesizing) they had to publicize the fiesta, they could have given the wrong figures, correctly!!!
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