Fiat and Ford revise diesel enginesNew diesels are more efficient and cheaper to run

12 December 2008

Fiat Bravo

Cleaner Fiat diesel

Fiat has a new 2.0-litre turbodiesel, while engineering developments on the Ford C-Max 1.6-litre turbodiesel mean it now emits less than 120g/km CO2 - lowering road tax.

Fiat has a new 2.0-litre ‘MultiJet’ turbodiesel. Debuting first in the Bravo hatchback, it will gradually come to replace the existing 1.9 MultiJet throughout the Fiat line-up.

Even with 165bhp (15bhp more than before) and greater pulling power, it's more efficient.

CO2 emissions are reduced to 139g/km and fuel economy is up to 53.3mpg combined, from 149g/km and 50.4mpg for the 1.9.

Longer service intervals

Prices for the new engine in the Bravo start at £16,500.

Ford C-MAX

C-Max now cheaper to tax

That’s £734 more than an equivalent 1.9, but probably worth it – especially as the 2.0 also has longer service intervals.

Meanwhile, Ford has been tweaking its 1.6-litre ‘TDCi’ turbodiesel C-Max MPV. As a result emissions are reduced to 119g/km CO2, dropping road tax from £120 per year to £35.

Ford now has 51 cars in its line-up that emit less than 120g/km. The 1.6 turbodiesel C-Max starts at £16,192.


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