F for the Ford Fiesta 1.0 came out almost unscathed, he was last. Yes, finishing last is a good thing today, because who wants to be at the top of the list of the slowest accelerators to 100 km /h? The Fiesta takes 16.3 seconds for the standard sprint - and is the fastest today. Oh dear, that can be cheerful.
Agony with the standard measurements
Our test drivers are yes often envied for their job, but believe me: sometimes you don't want to swap places with them. For example, when the Land Rover Defender 110 TD4 needs to be measured. Despite 2.2 liters of displacement, 122 hp and a massive 360 Nm of torque, the almost two-ton sheet metal monster does not come out of the juice. 17.9 seconds pass, only then does the speedometer needle drag itself over the 100 mark. An eternity.
Funny that the Landy would be faster in the sprint than a quite new VW Polo, namely the 1.2 naturally aspirated engine with a terrific 60 hp and 108 Nm torque, which was only discontinued in 2014. A city car, sure, but 18.4 seconds to 100 km /h? It's a horror when others are happy. This is when the end of town sign appears in the field of vision.
The five slowest cars come from Germany
That must be particularly bad for the customers of a Smart Fortwo Cabrio with diesel drive and 54 PS, since 2006 it has been the slowest car tested in the sprint to 100 km /h. The consumes 20.9 seconds under full loadSmart to reach the three-digit speed range. With a displacement of 0.8 liters, the incredibly slow shifting gearbox and a maximum torque of only 130 Nm, it's no wonder.
With the new generation, things have gotten a little better, the new Forfour is in 18th place in our worst-of 'Ranking list that still has a few surprises in store.
And - if you have enough time - here the Smart Fortwo with 54 hp in a sprint to 140 km /h.