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Old 5th February 2010, 15:02   #16
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Originally Posted by 1Day View Post
they must have meant 0-60 and some wise @$$ writting the article or spec sheet, must have thought mph and converted it, 6.1 for fiesta is impossible, anyhow it must be 0-60kmph.
It is pretty much a case of some wise a$$ trying to meet dead lines and making the article in a real hurry.

I have always loved Fiesta for its petrol Engine characteristics which always provides a much better initial pick-up as compared to diesel cars. But Fiesta is way out of the league of 0-100 in 6.1 secs.
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Guys, why have we dug up a four year old thread ??
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Originally Posted by tarun83 View Post
I saw an empty patch and had just got the petrol filled, wanted to check the 0-100 timing of the car as my car has just done 3500kms. As per company figures Fiesta 1.6 does 0-100 in 11.43.

BTW I was not using any specific timing gauge to measure the time, but I am sure I must have done 0-100 in around 10 seconds or slightly less.

Please confirm how can I measure the exact timings?
If you didn't time your run, why are you sure you did the 0-100 in less than 10 seconds? Seat of the pants feel?

The best way to time your run would be to get hold of a GTech Pro, which accurately measures your 0-60 mph time, and then add about a second (just a guess) to get the 0-100 kph time.

If you want to use a stop watch, you need to take into account the speedo error. You can use a GPS to figure out the speedo reading at a true 100 kph. Then go to a level road, slot the car in first and hold it at launch rpm, and then start the timer when you dump the clutch. Stop the clock when you hit a true 100 kph on the speedo.
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Ford Fiesta could never clock that acceleration. Either they were referring to 0-60 kmph and the editor goofed up or they may have been referring to the hot rod Fiesta RS. The RS is however not in India. So yea maybe the editor was smoking something!

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