Mpg's On The New Ecoboost Engines
Posted 05 February 2013 - 02:28 PM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:22 PM
Mine has just gone past 1600 miles and I'm now averaging just shy of 40mpg, started off around 37. I have about the same journey distance as you with 14 miles of M1 and around 6 miles of dually.
They say give the car around 3-4000 miles to 'bed in' so I reckon I could get it to at least the mid 40's if not more!
Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:44 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:12 AM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:13 PM
What do you guys think of the new engine, does it feel like a 1.6 on the road, nippy of the mark??
Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:29 AM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:27 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:37 AM
My father in law had a 2011 focus zetec 1.6 100ps and he was getting around 38mpg and a tank of around 330 miles for about £57 worth of fuel. he has now got one the same car but the 1.0 ecoboost 100bhp version. He is currently getting 35.1mpg but he said he doesnt seem to be filling up as often. He keeps receipts for everything so I went through his last 8 receipts of the old car and the last 8 receipts for the new car and sure as hell it showed what i thought. The MPG reading is miles out.
last 8 receipts on old car all read between £53-£55(this is slightly less but to be fair petrol was slighty cheaper so with the petrol at the same price its near as damn it identical) and he filled up 8-10 days. The 8 receipts from the new car read £54-£59 however the gap between each receipt was 10-13 days. Now obviously he doesnt drive exact amount of miles each week but doesnt use car much at weekends so there is only probably 50 miles difference at mot. So for the fuel tank to be the same size(which it must be as the petrol bills are the same) the MPG must be wrong because the new car according to the readout is doing about 5mpg less which based on an 11 gallon fuel tank means it should be doing 55 miles less than the old car which means a fuel tank would only be averaging about 280 miles but its doing around 440. As I said previously the readout could read 1mpg for all i care all Im interested in is the actual amount of money Im spending but if people are buying this car based on cheap fuel costs and look at the MPG they arent going to be very happy. I drove home from mile end to rainham last night on the A13. Anyone who knows this stretch of road knows it is littered with average speed cameras so i couldnt go faster than 50(in some areas 40) if i wanted to. I stuck in 6th gear, didnt go above 2000rpm in fact didnt get anywhere near 2000rpm and still i couldnt not get it to average more than 37mpg. Surely this must have been picked up/flagged up as Im sure management and staff at Fords have these cars. God knows how slow you would have to drive to achieve 40mpg. The only comfort Ive got is knowing that Im getting alot more out of one tank. Ive done 130 miles and tank still says 287 miles left
Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:47 PM
My 1.0 (125bhp) ZS has done around 2900 miles now and I've currently been getting 40.6mpg (worked out by maths not the dash) and don't forget the engines will take a little while to achieve higher mpg. I know someone on here albeit had a fiesta at the time took them 15,000+ miles to achieve a reputable mpg from it. I guess it's just down to the engine and the way you drive it.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:04 PM
bottom line £55 used to get me 330 miles now it looks like its going to get 440 so im happy but its hardly good advertising from ford. Bearing in mind test drive cars are hardly going to be driven economically so if you get in one and its showing 30/31mpg id be getting straight out cos it looks like it would cost a bomb to run
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:11 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:43 PM
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