2015 Ford Focus ST officially unveiled – gets first diesel engine image

The brand new 2015 Ford Focus ST has been officially unveiled, in a premiere, during the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, coming with a choice of two engines.

The 2015 Ford Focus ST is finally here and after being teased and spied several times, the company has officially pulled the wraps off its body. The hot hatch is looking instantly recognizable as it is coming with modified front and rear bumpers, with slimmer headlights, with a new hood, with restyled fog lights and with 18-inch alloy wheels. The cabin is getting a flat bottom steering wheel, a new center console, improved climate controls and some other tweaks.

As far as the engine lineup goes, the updated version of the Ford Focus ST will come with a 2.0 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder under its hood, which is rated at 250 HP (183 kW) and 360 Nm (265 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration is made in 6.5 seconds and top speed stands at 247 km/h (154 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 6.8L / 100km (41.5 mpg UK / 34.5 mpg US) while the CO2 emissions stop at 158 g/km. The U.S. spec version comes with 252 HP (188 kW) and 365 Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque.

There is also a new 2.0 liter TDCi diesel engine under its hood which will make the Focus ST a rival for the VW Golf GTD. The unit in question is producing a total output of 185 HP (136 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds and to hit a top speed of 217 km/h (135 mph). The average fuel consumption will stand at 4.4L / 100km (64.2 mpg UK / 53.4 mpg US) while the CO2 emissions will stop at 114 g/km.

The updated version of the Ford Focus ST has been fitted with an improved power steering system, with sportier shock absorbers, with new front springs, a new Electronic Transitional Stability function, an upgraded torque vectoring control system and so on. The vehicle will become available for order across the Old Continent this fall and the first deliveries will begin in early 2015. Pricing details remain unknown for the moment.