" I am looking to buy Ford Figo. I am confused between petrol and diesel. I want to know the difference between 1.5L diesel engine and 1.2L petrol engine. I have heard people complaining regarding the acceleration and power of petrol engine. Mileage too is a concern. Also, on Ford India's website, someone complained of the delay in engine relay transmission. So, I want to know, whether similar things are also there with the diesel engine?"
By: Deva on 13 april 2016
Ford Figo's petrol variants are powered by a 1.2L TiVCT engine which develops 87bhp of top power and 112Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel variants get their power from the 1.5L TDCi engine which belts out 99bhp of maximum power and 215Nm of highest torque. We strongly think that you have received misleading information regarding the petrol engine as the initial power offered by it is quite good. On the other hand, the diesel engine performs wonderfully in mid range. Of course, on the mileage front, the diesel motor is superior to petrol as it returns 25.83kmpl against the petrol's 18.16kmpl. If still, you are not satisfied by the 1.2L petrol engine's performance, you can go for the Titanium variant of Figo in petrol guise which comes with the 1.5L TiVCT petrol engine which generates power output of 111bhp and torque performance of 136Nm, while linked to an automatic gearbox.