Tuesday, 12 March 2013

NEWS - Ford Fiesta ST in production!

Ford has started production at its assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, of the new Ford Fiesta ST – the first production Fiesta to record a 0-62mph acceleration time of under seven seconds. In all honesty this is rather exciting news, and I know one thing that's certain; I can't wait to get my hands on one!

Developed by Ford Team RS, the new Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine to achieve 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and offer 182PS and 290Nm of torque, with a fuel consumption of 48mpg combined and 138g/km CO2 emissions. The top speed is an impressive 137mph, making it one hell of a Fiesta.

Ford has further refined the already-superb Fiesta 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.”

The new model in Europe features a unique new honeycomb mesh trapezoidal grille exterior and dramatic rear diffuser element. The high contrast interior is also equipped with Recaro seats as standard for the first time.

The new Fiesta ST is also equipped with MyKey, a Ford-exclusive technology that allows parents to encourage safer driving and limit their teenager’s exposure to risk at the wheel; and SYNC – Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system – with Emergency Assistance, that directly connects vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators after an accident.

2 comments:

  1. Gotta be better than a Corsa VXR, surely. :-)

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    1. Well it certainly would be an interesting test to have them both back to back! On paper they certainly look similar, but it would be interesting to see what the case is in the real world. Watch this space...

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