The next generation Ford Fiesta ST will have a 200PS 3 cylinder 1.5 litre Ecoboost Engine and all-new drive modes to explore.
The New Ford Fiesta ST debuted for the first time at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, this new generation Fiesta ST will output 200 PS, 290 Nm of torque, and will accelerate from 0‑62 mph in just 6.7 seconds.
This third generation of Fiesta ST hot hatch will be the first Ford Performance model ever powered by the three-cylinder engine, and will also be the first Fiesta ST to feature all-new selectable Drive Modes – enabling steering, engine, and stability controls to be changed from Normal to Sport or Track modes for an optimised fun driving experience in conditions like motorways or track days.
These new Drive Modes also have the power to adjust the Fiesta ST’s Electronic Sound Enhancement technology and active exhaust noise control valve to deliver an even more exciting drive. Ford’s new technologies increase the natural sounds of the new three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that also features Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation system, which can further reduced CO2 emissions to reach 114 g/km.
The 3rd Generation model will be available from launch in early 2018 in both 3rd and 5dr configurations, This latest Fiesta ST will also be offered with a greater variety of interior trim and personalisation options and with new bold and distinctive exterior styling that includes a unique race-car-inspired mesh grille and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels.
“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,” explained Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development, Ford of Europe. “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.”
New Drive Modes
The new Selectable Drive Modes add even more versatility and excitement to the next generation Fiesta ST, giving drivers a chance to optimise the driving experience to suit scenarios from a run to the shops to winding country roads:
In Normal mode, engine mapping, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), ESE, exhaust sound and electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are configured to deliver natural responsiveness and a connected feel
In Sport mode, engine mapping and throttle pedal response are sharpened, and EPAS settings adjusted to deliver more feedback and finer control for fast road driving. The active noise control valve opens and ESE is adjusted to intensify the sporty exhaust note and engine noise within the cabin
In Track mode, all vehicle dynamics features are tuned for the fastest possible lap times, traction control is disabled and ESC interventions are set to wide-slip mode for hard circuit driving
The Newest generation Fiesta ST strives to offer more personalisation than ever before. Customers will have a chance to choose from a range of trim designs for the gear stick, steering wheel, door pulls and decorative dashboard spear, and even select from new distinctive styling packs.
The new ergonomic Fiesta ST interior will feature iconic Recaro seats and a racing flat-bottomed steering wheel. A new colour in the form of Liquid Blue has been introduced to the ST line-up and it will feature exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels.
“Our ST models are designed to make a Ford Performance driving experience accessible to customers regardless of lifestyle,” explained Matthias Tonn, Fiesta ST chief programme engineer. “With three- and five-door bodystyles and distinctive styling options that complement the model’s performance characteristics available from day-one, the next generation Fiesta ST will deliver a broader appeal for an even wider range of car-buyers.”