Ford Mondeo gets NASCAR seal of approval
Ford US has put the economy of the new Fusion (the Mondeo to you and me) to test in the hands of four Nascar drivers.
The four stars of the world’s most popular spectator sport traded their usual, 200mph cars for the new 1.6 Ecoboost Fusion, the American name for the new Mondeo which will reach our shores next year.
The challenge was to drive three laps of the 2.5 mile oval in less than 15 minutes and who ever returned the best mile per gallon reading would be declared the winner.
The projected mpg of the car is 37 US mpg so around 44mpg to us here in the UK.
The winner of the challenge returned a huge 46.9 US meaning that in UK that is 56.3 mpg, from a large family car with a petrol engine.
Not bad really is it? Check out the video for yourselves below.
(For the record, 1 US MPG is equivalent to approximately 1.2 UK MPG.)