2012 Ford Focus ST, the high-performance version of Ford’s next-generation Focus, will debut at the Paris Motor Show this month.
the 2012 Ford Focus ST will go on sale in 2012, after the regular version will hit the showroom floor next year and after Europe, it will come to the U.S.
The reintroduction of a high-performance Focus in the United States is Ford’s response to hosannas from devotees of the long-departed Focus SVT.
The 2012 Ford Focus ST will come with a new 2.0-liter, in line four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine that provides 247 turbocharged horsepower. Power wise, this puts the ST on equal footing with the Renaultsport Megane 250 and higher than the 223 bhp five-cylinder car it replaces.
Huge brakes with yellow calipers sit behind five-spoke wheels, and the exhaust exits through dual center pipes. An underbody kit gives the ST a lowered appearance.
The new Focus was developed in Germany and built on Ford’s new global C-segment platform. Ford says the platform will provide the base for at least 10 different variants