Ford has presented the Red and Black Editions for the new Fiesta coming with a more powerful and efficient 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine than ever. Both models will be available to order now and first deliveries will commence in September.

"These two new Fiestas make an unquestionably bold statement on the road and will give drivers an equally distinctive experience behind the wheel with a sportier version of our 1.0-litre EcoBoost and enhancements to the Fiesta's acclaimed ride and handling," commented Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe.

The 3-door models come with front upper and lower grille surrounds, front bumper aerofoil and mirror caps in contrasting colours. There is also a set of 16" Panther Black alloy wheels or optional 17" set. The body kit includes 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 interior boasts gloss black centre stack and door handles; black leather sports steering wheel and gear lever gaiter with red stitching; black floor mats with red stitching; and charcoal  black sport seats in Ultimate material with contrasting red stitching and bolster exteriors.

The most important is the updated 1.0 liter EcoBoost three-cylinder – 140HP (103 kW). The result is thanks the a unique calibration with new settings for turbocharger boost control, valve-timings, intercooler and throttle management. 0-100 km/h in 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph). The fuel consumption is just 4.5 liters / 100 km (52.3 mpg US or 62.8 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 104 g/km.

Although that that the manufacturer claims the 1.0 liter EcoBoost has more power per litre than Ferrari 458 Speciale, that's not quite accurate, because the Italian supercar has a naturally aspirated engine. So, the comparison is pretty irrelevant. However, the small three-cylinder power unit actually has more power per liter than the normal Veyron, but not the Grand Sport model.

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Source: Opel