Ford Fiesta ST revealed in Geneva
The Blue Oval company introduced last week at the Geneva Motor Show the hot ST version of its popular Fiesta model. Last week at the Frankfurt Motor Show they brought the 5-door version of the concept while now at the Switzerland event they introduced the 3-door, production-ready version of the car.
Under its hood is the company’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine that manages to deliver 178 hp and 177 lb.-ft of torque, which will be enough to allow the car to do the 0-62 mph sprint in less than 7 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of more than 136 mph. As a reminder, the old model had a 2.0-liter Duratec engine that generated 148 hp and a peak torque of 140 lb.-ft, which allowed the car to hit 62 mph in 7.9 seconds, en route to a maximum speed of 130 mph.
Ford said that the new generation of the Fiesta ST is capable of emitting 20% less CO2 in comparison to the model it replaces, which means that it should emit approximately 142 g/km. The new model was developed y the company’s Team RS division which created a specially tuned chassis that is sitting 15m lower in comparison to the regular version of the Fiesta. Design-wise, it implements the latest styling signatures of the automaker, including here the big trapezoidal grille which looks a lot like the ones we’ve seen on Aston Martin models.
Inside the cabin, the Ford Fiesta ST comes as standard with Recaro sports seats, along with a choice of five colors, including Molten Orange, Performance Blue and Race Red. In addition, the car will benefit from the company’s MyTech technology which can allow the performance to be restricted depending on the driver.
Just like they did with the Focus ST, the new Fiesta ST will probably be offered in three trim levels, while the starting price should be of somewhere around 18,000 pounds.
Source: Ford via Autocar
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