*NOW UPDATED WITH VIDEO* Ford has unveiled its new, more powerful Fiesta ST, ahead of the Geneva Motor Show.
|Engine||Power||Torque||0-100kph||Top speed||Weight||Basic price|
|Inline 4cyl, EcoBoost, 1596cc||197bhp @ 6,350rpm||290Nm (214lb ft) @ 4,200rpm||6.7secs||230kph||1244kg (158bhp/ton)||TBC|
A more powerful version of Ford’s hathcback, the new ST200 delivers 10 per cent more power over its predecessor and 20 per cent more torque. This means the specially calibrated, turbocharged 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine produces 197bhp and 290Nm (214lb ft) of torque, up from 180bhp and 244Nm (180lb ft) respectively. This also means the ST200 can go from 0-100kph in 6.7 seconds, two-tenths faster than the standard ST, and nail a top speed of 230kph, up 7kph.
It’s not just the engine that has received tweaks though. The new ST200 sits 15mm lower than the previous model and gets an adapted rear twist-beam with increased roll-stiffness, plus unique front and rear spring and damper settings for improved maneuverability. The steering arm has also been shortened and the steering ratio made quicker, while the brakes have also been beefed up.
Design revisions are limited, although the ST200 is available in a unique Storm Grey colour, alongside 17in machined matt black alloy wheels with special interior detailing, plus red painted brake calipers. The cabin meanwhile boasts partial leather Charcoal Recaro front seats and contrasting silver stitching, alongside illuminated scuff plates and seat belts with silver detailing.
Prices have yet to be unveiled for the new Fiesta ST200.
Technical specifications available on page 2
Source – Ford Europe