All New Fiesta ST - Coming Soon
Not long to wait now...
What we know so far -
197bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine. The EcoBoost family (including the 1.0) gets cylinder deactivation thanks to camshaft tech that can shut down the valves on cylinder number one. It’s a world-first for a three-cylinder and it offers up to a six per cent improvement in efficiency.
Of more importance is the 290Nm of torque (there’s also an overboost feature, as on past STs).
A Quaife limited-slip differential and launch control are optional, while standard kit includes torque vectoring, a short-shift gearlever and sticky dual-compound Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
The 0-62mph time stands at 6.5 seconds, while the ST’s top speed is 144mph.
The front track is a huge 48mm wider than on the previous ST, and torsional rigidity is up by eight per cent. There’s also some chassis bracing underneath for a more “connected feel”, plus a thicker torsion-beam rear axle and some clever force vectoring spring and frequency-dependent damper technology.