A new special edition Fiesta has been revealed as has the availability of more desirable diesels

Ford has added a new special edition ‘Metal’ Fiesta to its Ford Fiesta range.

The new car gets a 1.6-litre Duratec petrol engine, which produces 132bhp and 118lb ft of torque – enough to propel the Fiesta Metal to 62mph from standing in 8.7sec.

Three colours are available - Panther Black, Midnight Sky and Frozen White. Features of Ford’s new warm hatch include a lower ride height, 17-inch black alloys, chrome twin exhaust pipes and a silver-painted front grille surround.

Inside, Metal Fiestas get Ebony Black leather sports seats with silver contrasting stitching, a Piano Black centre console, stainless steel door scuff plates with Fiesta logo and floor mats with silver piping.

Based on the three-door 118bhp Ford Fiesta Zetec-S, standard specification includes electronic stability programme (ESP) and Home Safe headlights.

Prices for the Ford Fiesta Metal start from £15,695, with units limited to 1000.

Ford has also confirmed the availability of its frugal Econetic engine in mid-range Zetec and top-of-the-range Titanium models.

The 1.6-litre TDCi diesel engine – previously only available in Edge guise – produces 94bhp and emits 95g/km Co2, with a combined fuel economy figure of 78.5mpg.

Above the £13,895 Edge model, the £14,445 Zetec Econetic adds 14-inch alloys, front fog lights, chrome-rimmed headlights and a leather steering wheel.

The top-of-the-range Titanium variant is priced from £15,645 and adds a DAB Radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, cruise control, power folding door mirrors, tinted windows, and automatic headlamps and wipers.

Standard equipment on all cars includes ESP, air-conditioning and low rolling resistance tyres.

Ford’s marketing director Anthony Ireson said: "Many drivers want to drive a car with lower emissions but still want comfort, performance and an affordable price. Expanding Econetic across the series answers that demand, with style."

Our Verdict

Ford Fiesta
Fiestas sold in Europe are ostensibly the same as those sold in America and Asia

The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta is the UK's best selling car, helped by frugal engines, handling verve and a big car feel

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2 October 2012

nice and macho but i'm waiting for a proper rs version.

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