Ford Performance presents the new Ford Fiesta ST, which is 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 new Fiesta ST will deliver 200PS, 290Nm of torque and anticipated 0‑62mph acceleration in 6.7sec.
The third generation of Fiesta ST will be the first ever Ford Performance model powered by a three-cylinder engine, and the first Fiesta ST to feature selectable Drive Modes – enabling engine, steering and stability controls 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. The technologies amplify the sound of the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that also features Ford’s industry-first cylinder deactivation system for a three-cylinder engine.
The new Fiesta ST’s Ford Performance-tuned chassis will be supported by enhanced Torque Vectoring Control technology that claims to improve road holding and reduce understeer by applying brake force to the inside front wheel when cornering, while the three-mode ESC will enable drivers to choose between full system intervention; wide-slip mode with limited intervention; and full system de-activation.
Available from launch in early 2018 in both three-door and five-door bodystyles, the next generation Fiesta ST with exterior styling cues that includes a race-car-inspired mesh grille and exclusive 18in alloy wheels. Exterior colour options will include a new Liquid Blue shade.
The new Fiesta ST will also be offered with a greater variety of interior trim and personalisation options than before. Customers will be able to choose from a range of trim elements for the gear lever, steering wheel, door pulls and decorative dashboard spear, and select from a variety styling packs.
The new Fiesta ST interior will feature new Recaro seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
SYNC 3’s window is a floating, tablet-inspired touchscreen up to eight inches in size that can be operated using pinch and swipe gestures. The new Fiesta ST also will be offered with a high quality B&O PLAY Sound System.