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New 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine boosts economy
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12 May 2010

The Skoda Fabia Greenline estate will emit 89g/km of CO2 when it goes on sale this summer.

Despite having a potential 1460 litres of boot space, the Fabia estate has headline emissions figures of 83.1mpg and 89g/km.

The lower emissions are chiefly down to a new 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which replaces the 1.4 unit used in the older model

The engine is linked to a stop-start system, an energy recuperation system and a gearshift indicator. The car is also lower than the standard model and is fitted with low rolling resistance tyres.

The Roomster Greenline fitted with the same engine averages 67.3mpg and 109g/km.

Prices haven't been announced yet.

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theonlydt 12 May 2010

Re: Skoda Fabia estate emits 89g/km

Jon Hardcastle wrote:
When someone is seriously interested in this type of car do you really think they are too bothered if it gets to 60 in two weeks let alone 15 seconds? Why is a 0-60 of such importance to so many people any way?
0-60 is the traditionally quoted performance figure for all cars. I don't think it's the best figure they could use - it'd be nice if manufacturers could quote 0-20, 30-70, 50-70, 30-0 and 70-0 as a matter of course. Why does it matter how fast this car goes? Well, unless a vehicle is genuinely terminally slow (loaded 2.5NA Defender) then most people with attempt to merge on to a motorway travelling roughly 60mph, will "make a dash for it" at a roundabout or will overtake something travelling slowly on an A road. While 0-60 isn't the best indicator of ingear performance as a rule of thumb I go by any diesel car that can get from rest to 60 within 13 seconds provides enough "punch" for everyday driving. A petrol car tends to be sub 12 seconds as, especially at higher speeds you're having to rev the nuts off it. Now this Fabia estate will probably often be carrying 200-300kg in passengers and luggage, 75bhp and 133lbft of torque just doesn't sound like quite enough - 85bhp and 140-150lbft of torque and I think you have a car that is not "dangerously slow (to its occupants or other road users)". I really admire the headline emissions and fuel economy figures, I just wonder if the real-world economy will be significantly reduced as you'll be hammering the throttle constantly just to keep up (look at the Roomster - the 1.9 diesel gets the same economy in the real world as the 1.4 as the 1.4 has to be worked hard to keep up with traffic)

beachland2 12 May 2010

Re: Skoda Fabia estate emits 89g/km

the groove of diesel legality is the one thats been an issue for far too long.

Jon Hardcastle 12 May 2010

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Maxycat wrote:

Can we expect beachland2 to change the record someday or is he stuck in the same groove permanently?

I thought Beachland was a women, from something that was said on another thread a few weeks ago...... But I get your point:-)

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