This is the incredible new Ford Fiesta ST which introduces some industry firsts for the competitive hot hatch segment.
The car builds on the Fiesta’s rewarding and responsive handling but delivers a more engaging experience with lots of fun.
The new model is available in three and five door body styles with lots of convenience and comfort features and yet remains good for everyday use with decent fuel economy figures.
Ford Fiesta ST features a brand-new 1.5 litre engine
The Ford Fiesta ST features a brand-new 1.5 litre EcoBoost engine that produces 200 PS and will help the small car go from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds.
This is the first time that Ford have used a three cylinder engine to power a performance car. It will reach a top speed of 144mph.
There’s also, for the first time, mechanical limited slip differential to help boost traction when cornering for the first time.
Technology for the Ford Fiesta ST
Other technology for the Ford Fiesta ST that helps boost handling include patented force vectoring springs that help boost responsiveness and deliver a sharper turn-in.
Among the driving modes are those for track and sport and for those drivers who need a fast start then the launch control system will oblige.
The driving modes include a track setting and change the car’s character from being a comfortable hatchback for everyday use to a track focused sports car. All at the touch of a button.
As with many Fords, there is a long list of personalisation options plus technology including the firm’s Sync3 infotainment system, a top end premium stereo system and new styling packs.
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It helps too that economy is boosted with a cylinder deactivation system for the engine, which does not affect performance.
Owners of the new Ford Fiesta ST should enjoy fuel economy of around 47 mpg with emissions of 136g/km. There is also a gas particulate filter to help reduce emissions of soot for the diesel engine.
There’s a doubt that this third generation of the hot hatch will deliver a thrilling experience while behind the wheel with the option of Quaife LSD which boosts front end traction to help with cornering abilities.
Particularly, this system delivers more grip when the car exits corners at speed.
The all-new Ford Fiesta ST is an excellent creation from the Fiesta sibling which delivers lots of fun behind the wheel with a responsive engine and excellent grip to deliver thrills aplenty.