The facelifted Ford Focus ST has been revealed ahead of the car making its dynamic debut on the Goodwood Festival of Speed's hill climb.
Ford is promising "a more responsive, balanced and refined driving experience" from the car, and you will also get a diesel engine option for the first time ever in the ST’s History.
Both of the engines available use a six-speed manual transmission. The gear ratios have been exclusively developed for the new Focus ST and are matched individually to each engine.
The new diesel engine in the Focus ST is a 2.0-litre TDCi that produces 182bhp at 3500rpm and 295lb ft from 2000-2750rpm. The top speed is 135mph and it can get from 0-62mph in 8.1sec. It also has a claimed 64.2mpg combined and emits 114g/km of CO2.
Ford’s new 2.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine emits 247bhp at 5500rpm and 266lb ft of torque from 2000-4500rpm. The top speed is 154mph and the car can reach 0-62mph in just 6.5sec. The Fuel efficiency is claimed to be 41.5mpg by Ford and outputs 158g/km of CO2, putting the car in quite a high tax bracket.
The Focus ST will be available in the current ST’s three trim levels named ST1, ST2 and ST3. ST1 seats features grey/charcoal/anthracite black fabric; ST2 adds partial leather, available in four colours and ST3 seats has a full charcoal black leather.
Ford say the new St will be available to order in Europe from autumn 2014, the first new Focus ST models are to be in dealerships from early 2015. Pricing will be announced in the next few months, but is expected to a little more expensive than the current model.
Ford has sold close to 150,000 Focus ST models in over 40 countries worldwide since the first version of the car was launched in 2002.