The new Ford Fiesta ST is Ford’s fastest and most dynamic small production performance car ever - now that’s saying something! It employs a precision-tuned and driver-focused powertrain and chassis to deliver the ultimate Fiesta driving experience.
Developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of Ford Motor Company’s Global Performance Vehicle group, the new Fiesta ST is equipped with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to achieve 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and offer 182 PS and 240 Nm of torque. Top speed is 220 km/h.
Ford Team RS tuned the powertrain, suspension, steering, and brakes for optimised driving dynamics; and introduced features only previously found in larger performance cars - including enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC ) and three-mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC ), six-speed manual transmission and rear disc brakes.
Everyday practicality is underlined by fuel efficiency of 5.9 l/100 km and 138 g/km CO2 (Band B ) – a 20 per cent emissions reduction compared with the previous generation Fiesta ST, though it produces almost 20 per cent more power than the first-generation model’s 2.0-litre engine.
The new Fiesta ST features a large trapezoidal grille with a unique honeycomb construction and dramatic rear diffuser element. The refined high-contrast interior is equipped with Recaro seats, and a new Sound Symposer channels the engine note to the cabin to ensure the distinctive engine roar is integral to the driving experience.
“The new Fiesta ST delivers remarkable levels of performance, design, and quality to offer an unsurpassed driving experience in a small car,” Eddie Murphy, managing director of Ford Ireland told the Advertiser. “With our heritage in the segment, our customers are connoisseurs of the hot hatchback and the new Fiesta ST speaks directly to that passion for performance driving.”
The new Fiesta ST will arrive in Ireland later this month (April ) and will be available in two versions - the Fiesta ST1 at €25,760 and the ST2 at €27,260.
Specification for Fiesta ST1 includes: unique 17” alloys; ST design body styling kit; ST rear spoiler; Recaro sport front seats with fabric trim; leather-trimmed ST steering wheel and gearshift lever with red-stitching; larger front and rear disc brakes; specially tuned ST suspension with 15mm lowered ride height; Ford SYNC; MyKey technology; ESP; and seven airbags.
The Fiesta ST2 adds the following specification: LED daytime running lights; Recaro sport front seats with partial leather trim; SONY CD + Ford SYNC; manual A/C; privacy glass; and push button start.