Ford announced it has begun production of the new Fiesta ST at its plant in Cologne, Germany.
The new Fiesta was developed by Ford Team RS and the European model will be fitted with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, and will have a power of 182bhp, and peak torque 290Nm. The vehicle will be able to reach 62mph from a standstill in 6.9 seconds, will have a fuel consumption of 48mpg on the combined cycle, and 138g/km CO2 emissions.
The new Fiesta ST comes with a new suspension, steering, configuration, braking components and tuning. The model offers a secure driving experience thanks to the enhanced version of Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control system and also the three-mode electronic stability control system.
“The new Fiesta ST is a very modern performance car built on more than 30 years of fast Fiestas and a global development process,” says Juergen Gagstatter, chief programme engineer, performance cars, Ford of Europe. “This vehicle is a 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 car will also be fitted with MyKey, a Ford-exclusive technology which allows parents to limit speed and audio volume on their teenagers’ vehicles, therefore limited exposure to risk at the wheel, and also the SYNC-Ford voice-activated in-car connectivity system and Emergency Assistance, which directly connects the vehicle occupants with the local emergency services after a crash.