The Ford Fiesta is now available with a power increase courtesy of approved tuning house Mountune.
The Mountune Performance Stage 1 package at £1,435 offers a high-flow air induction system, a high performance exhaust system including high flow catalyst and tubular manifold, and re-calibration the 2.0-litre Duratec ST engine to produce 163bhp.
The more powerful Mountune Performance Stage 2 package will cost £1,838 and adds new camshafts and valve springs to the basic package to deliver 185PS.
Ford is increasing the price of all its new cars by an average of four per cent from July 1.
The company blamed the weakness of the pound against the euro for the rise, which will add around £600 to the list price of a Ford Fiesta.
It’s the second price hike by the company this year, following the 3.5 per cent rise which took effect on April 1.
“But with so many of our costs priced in Euros, there is no choice if we are to maintain a viable business.
Many general checks can be carried out by the driver/owner but there may be safety and driving implications. For guidance, a skilled technician should be referred to for help in accordance to the manufacturer’s service schedule and the Owner’s manual or whenever you are unsure about what to do.
Maintenance you may need help with:
- Engine Oil
- Engine coolant level
- Air filter
- Battery – if this becomes flat you will need jump leads. To start your car off somebody else’s by attaching the positive terminals of each car together and the negative terminals of each car together then starting the engine.
- Shock absorbers
- Steering fluid -Transmission, brakes, clutch and power
Maintenance to consider in winter:
- Engine anti-freeze
- Special battery care
- Ignition and starting
Maintenance to consider in summer:
- Cooling system
Simple maintenance you can do: