For the LA Show, Ford is coming up with its iconic Ford Fiesta ST, with a new high-output variant of the award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which propels Fiesta ST with an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque. And interestingly Fiesta ST is projected to achieve up to 34 mpg.
“This is a rewarding car to rev,” says Mark Roberts, Fiesta calibration supervisor. “With 177 lb.-ft. of torque available from just 1,600 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. by 3,500 rpm, Fiesta ST gives the performance and feel of an engine twice its size. There’s no waiting at all for the power to just push you back in your seat.”
The new variant will be available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is projected to achieve up to 34 mpg.
Fiesta ST may be born with racing DNA, but buyers won’t have to pay for that performance at the pump. Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission. On the outside the machine sports a unique grille and chin spoiler with new rear diffuser and fascia extensions, bright tipped dual-exhaust pipes and high-mount spoiler along with unique 17-inch wheels complete the visual package. Inside the steering wheel is more direct and responsive than the base model, here a unique suspension with modified front knuckle makes for a quicker overall steering ratio of 13.6:1. Also the rear axle gets increased roll stiffness to improve stability through fast corners, while the Fiesta ST body sits 15 millimeters closer to the ground than the base model. It comes in with three-mode electronic stability control – standard, sport or off .
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