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2012 Ford Focus ST

We finally get to see how the production version of the long anticipated ST version of the Ford Focus looks. Unveiled today at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it will feature a new aerodynamic bodykit, 18-inch alloys, a lowered sports suspension and Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. It will be available not only for the 5-door hatchback but also for the wagon.

2012 Ford Focus ST

The interior cabin has been fitted with sports seats from Recaro, a metallic trim and aluminum pedals. Optional features that are going to be available include bi-xenon headlights, dual-zone climate control and heated leather seats.

2012 Ford Focus ST

What you’re interested in is what’s under that hood. You’ll find an EcoBoost 4-cylinder 2.0-liter power unit that develops 247 hp (250 PS / 184 kW) and a peak torque of 265 lb.-ft (360 Nm). The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Some of the tech goodies include a three-mode ESP, Torque Vectoring Control and Torque Steer Compensation.

2012 Ford Focus ST-R

In related news, the Blue Oval also showed the public attending the Frankfurt Motor Show its ST-R model, which is a track-only car that has been designed for various racing series. It has upgraded brakes, a race-tuned suspension, a FIA-compliment rollcage and the interior cabin has been stripped out for shaving off some of the weight.

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2012 Ford Focus ST

We have good news today coming from Ford as they’ve announced that the 2012 Focus ST will make an appearance at the Woodward Dream Cruise which will be organized this weekend. Basically, the new ST is the production variant of the Focus ST concept and it is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that unleashes about 247 hp (250 PS / 184 kW) and a peak torque of 265 lb.-ft (360 Nm). Other than that, the car will feature a sport-tuned suspension along with some styling changes.

The aforementioned Woodward Dream Cruise is the biggest one-day classic car event in the entire world and for this year’s edition, the officials estimate that about 1.5 million visitors will come and approximately 40,000 classic cars will be exhibited so if you don’t have anything planned for this weekend, this is definitely something worth your time.

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Ford Focus ST

Our esteemed colleagues from AutoCar have managed to grab a few spy shots with the highly anticipated hot ST version of the new Ford Focus, which should hit the UK dealerships at the beginning of next year. The model you see in these shots is one of the 60 development prototypes that are undergoing tests in Europe and North America.

Ford Focus ST

As we previously mentioned, the Ford Focus ST will be powered by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecoboost engine that produces 247 hp. This power unit will be mated as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission and the company says that the Focus ST will come with class-leading fuel economy. In addition, they said that the car will feature a lower driving position in comparison to the previous model.

Ford Focus ST

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2012 Ford Focus ST (prototype)

We have talked lots of times about the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus ST here on rpmGo, and now the automaker has released new photos of a prototype, while undergoing its final testing. As a reminder, the car will be powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that produces about 246 hp (250 PS / 184 kW).

2012 Ford Focus ST (prototype)

Ford has coupled engineers from its Team RS (Europe) and SVT (North America) units for putting out a fleet of about 60 pre-production prototypes through a final and extensive round of testing and development which will help fine-tune the car.

2012 Ford Focus ST (prototype)

We don’t get to see that often pictures released by a car manufacturer of a prototype like this Focus ST, but Ford is aiming high with its new model and wants to grab our attention by any means necessary.

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As soon as the 2012 Ford Focus was revealed by the Blue Oval at the Detroit Auto Show at the beginning of the year, fans eagerly awaited any detail on a more performance-oriented version.

Now, after plenty of rumors, the 2012 Ford Focus ST has been officially revealed, in the form of a design study set to be revealed at the Paris Motor Show later this year.

Even if it’s a study, at the moment, rest assured that this is how the Focus ST will look like when it will be available in 2012. The car is powered by an upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, capable of 247 HP.

Better yet, this new hot hatch will be available globally, meaning even Americans can enjoy the goodness that was denied for a lot of years in their country. Stay tuned for more details in the following weeks ahead of the car’s debut in Paris. Until then, check out the four high res pics of the Focus ST.

Photo Gallery: 2012 Ford Focus ST


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The harsh Euro 5 emissions regulations have struck once more, as the Ford Focus ST hot hatch is set to be discontinued by Ford of Europe in the near future.

The model will join other powerful cars like the Mazda RX-8 or the Honda Civic Type R, as its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine can no longer meet the new emissions regulations currently being adopted in the Old Continent.

Fear not though, as Ford has confirmed that a new performance car will be revealed at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, and it’s a safe bet that it will be the ST version of the already unveiled 2012 Ford Focus. Most likely it will pack the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, already revealed for the 2011 Ford Explorer, capable of sending over 200 HP to the front wheels.

Stay tuned for more details on the next generation Ford Focus ST around the start of the Paris show in October.


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The 2012 Ford Focus is definitely one of the Blue Oval’s biggest bets for the next few years. The C Segment hatch will go on to sport a variety of body styles and versions.

We’ve already seen the hatchback and the sedan back at the Detroit Auto Show. We saw the Focus wagon in Geneva, and now, according to AutoExpress, a more powerful version, the Focus ST, will be making its debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

According to the magazine, the new Focus ST will try to quench the appetite of performance enthusiasts before a true hot hatch versions, presumably with the RS or SVT badge, will appear.

Until then, the ST will sport an upgraded version of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Instead of its current 200 HP output, the report says that around 250 HP and 260 lb-ft of torque will be develop by the turbocharged unit. This will allow the hatchback to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in under 6 seconds, while at the same time achieve an impressive fuel average of around 29 mpg combined.

Bear in mind that this is just a rumor, but a performance 2012 Focus will become a reality at one point, and the Paris Motor Show might be the best place of any to announce it.


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Ford didn’t bring quite a lot of completely new things at the Geneva Motor Show this year, limiting itself to presenting the wagon variant of the 2012 Ford Focus, which was revealed in January at the Detroit Auto Show.

But Ford executives were more than happy to talk about the eventual high performance variant of the 2012 Focus, which will most surely get an all-new 2.0-liter EcoBoost (aka turbocharged) gasoline engine. According to Blue Oval execs we’ll get a model with distinct styling and aggressive performance.

There are still quite a lot of questions regarding the future hot hatch, among which being the badge that will be associated with it. While the RS one might be used in Europe, rumor are saying that it will be saved for an even more powerful hybrid performance variant, so the ST will be used on the regular EcoBoost-ed Focus. The North American market might get this model with the SVT badge, seeing the popularity of that division in the territory.

Either way, I’m sure many fans are eagerly awaiting the new hot hatch Focus, no matter what badge will be worn by the car.


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