Production of the new Ford Fiesta ST has begun at Fords assembly plant in Cologne Germany. The new Ford Fiesta ST pegged as the fastest Ford Fiesta achieving a claimed 0 to 100km/h sprint in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 220km/h.
The second-generation Fiesta ST has been confirmed for launch in South Africa in the second quarter of 2013.
Developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of Ford Motor Company’s Global Performance Vehicle group, the new Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine offering 132kW of power and 240 Nm of torque.
Ford has further refined the Fiesta ST’s renowned global B-car chassis with new steering, suspension, braking components, configuration and tuning. An enhanced version of Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control system, and a three-mode Electronic Stability Control system contribute to a rewarding and secure driving experience.
“The new Fiesta ST is a very modern performance car built on more than 30 years of fast Fiestas and a global development process,” said Juergen Gagstatter, chief programme engineer, Performance Cars, Ford of Europe. “This vehicle is a significant step forward, both in terms of our proud heritage of blending a powerful engine with a dynamic chassis, and also in achieving reduced fuel consumption and emissions.”
Good News for Ford Fiesta fans, Ford last week Friday announced that they will be introducing the new Ford Fiesta ST locally. TheFord Fiesta ST was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year and most recently at the LA Auto Show. The Ford Fiesta ST is set for launch in South Africa in the first half of 2013.
“We’re delighted to be bringing a new generation Fiesta ST to South African performance enthusiasts in 2013,” said Ford Marketing Manager Gavin Golightly. “With the Fiesta ST joining the new Focus ST, we will again be able to deliver a choice of affordable small performance cars that are designed to deliver a unique blend of stand-out styling and dynamic on-road performance with true practicality for everyday use.”
The new Ford Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6 litre EcoBoost engine delivering 132kW of power and 240Nm of torque. The 0 to 100km/h sprint takes under seven seconds according to Ford and has a top speed of 220km/h, all whilst maintaining frugal fuel consumption.
Developed by Ford Team RS, the new Fiesta ST delivers significant ride-and-handling improvements through the introduction of a specially tuned chassis that sits 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta; Ford’s enhanced Torque Vectoring Control system; and three Electronic Stability Control modes. The technologies were put to the test over 5000 kilometres of driving on Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The new Fiesta ST features unprecedented levels of equipment and specification to suit the sporting driver, with standard Recaro sports seats. It will also be equipped with MyKey and SYNC™, Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system. A new bold and dynamic exterior design drives home the high performance message and features the latest Ford design signatures including a large trapezoidal grille.
Here is a short video clip of the new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST which has a power output of 145kW and a torque output of about 290Nm. All of this from it’s 1.6l EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which is also claimed to offer a frugal fuel consumption.
The Ford Fiesta ST will debut at this years 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The production ready version of the Ford Fiesta St was unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-litre 132kW, 240Nm EcoBoost engine which happends to be 20 per cent more powerful than its predecessor.The Fiesta ST accelerates from 0-100km/h in less than seven seconds and can reach a top-speed of 220km/h-plus.
The Fiesta ST offers improved ride and handling and sits 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta.
The interior is said to host unprecedented levels of equipment and specification to suit the sporting driver, with standard Recaro sports seats appearing in a Fiesta ST for the first time.
The video below does no justice to the Ford Fiesta ST, they make the Fiesta ST seem more happier on a slow afternoon drive and honestly does nothing to enhance it’s street credentials. We hope to see more heart exhilarating videos of the Ford Fiesta ST soon. We are sure there a number of people clambering to find out when it will be launched in South Africa.