Ford takes wraps off next-generation Fiesta ST

Time 2:13 pm, February 24, 2017

FORD Performance today revealed the next generation Ford Fiesta ST, powered by an all-new three-cylinder, 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine.

Shown for the first time ahead of its global public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the next‑generation Fiesta ST will deliver 197bhp, 290Nm of torque and anticipated 0‑60mph acceleration of 6.5sec.

The third-generation Fiesta ST will be the first Ford Performance model powered by a three-cylinder engine, and the first Fiesta ST to feature selectable drive modes – enabling engine, steering and stability to be configured to normal, sport and track settings.

Drive modes will also adjust Fiesta ST’s Electronic Sound Enhancement (ESE) technology and active exhaust noise control valve to enhance the driving experience. The technologies amplify the sporty sound of the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that also features Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation system for a three-cylinder engine, for further reduced CO2 emissions of an anticipated 114g/km.

Available from launch in early 2018 in both three-door and five-door bodystyles, the next generation Fiesta ST will be offered with a greater variety of interior trim and personalisation options, with exterior styling that includes a unique race-car-inspired mesh grille and exclusive 18in alloy wheels.

Joe Bakaj, product development vice president at Ford of Europe, said: ‘Our next-generation Fiesta ST is true to the philosophy of delivering cutting-edge technology to enhance every facet of the responsive Ford Performance chassis and powertrain.

‘With selectable drive modes and an all-new EcoBoost engine delivering an unprecedented combination of performance and fuel-efficiency, the new model will deliver the most versatile fun, engaging and rewarding Fiesta ST driving experience yet.’

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