Ford Fiesta ST (2013–2018)
- March 2012: Ford unveiled the new Fiesta ST
- January 2013: Ford announced prices
- July 2013
- June 2016: Fiesta ST200 launched
Ford unveiled the new Fiesta ST
182PS 1.6-litre EcoBoost, 290Nm of torque, 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds, and top speed of more than 136mph. At the same time, the EcoBoost technology delivers a 20 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the previous Fiesta ST.
Developed by Ford’s Team RS, the new Fiesta ST delivers significant ride-and-handling improvements through the introduction of a specially tuned chassis that sits 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta; Ford’s enhanced Torque Vectoring Control system; and three Electronic Stability Control modes.
The high-contrast interior features unprecedented levels of equipment and specification to suit the sporting driver, with standard Recaro sports seats appearing in a Fiesta ST for the first time.
It will also be equipped with MyKey, which allows owners to limit performance and ensure activation of safety features for when less-experienced drivers use the vehicle; and SYNC, Ford’s voice-activated in-car connectivity system. A new bold and dynamic exterior design drives home the high performance message and features the latest Ford design signatures including a large trapezoidal grille.
The new Fiesta ST was engineered using Ford’s global Performance Car DNA and developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of the company’s Global Performance Vehicles group. The experience of the engineering team in working with Ford’s motorsport partners to develop the Fiesta RS WRC, Fiesta Rallycross and Racing Fiesta vehicles, also proved invaluable for developing the new Fiesta ST.
Length: 3,958 mm (12’ 10") Width (electric folded mirrors): 1,722 mm (5’ 8") Width (including mirrors): 1,973 mm (6’ 6") Height: 1,481 mm (4’ 10")
Ford announced prices
Two-series in the Fiesta ST line-up: ST at £16,995 and ST 2 at £17,995 on the road. These prices, which are up to £2000 less than segment competitors, make the Fiesta ST the most accessible new hot hatch on the UK market.
The performance star of the Fiesta range is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost, all-aluminium, four cylinder petrol engine which combines high pressure direct injection, low inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing. The new Fiesta ST develops 182PS and peak torque of 290Nm. Sprinting from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, the sporty ST remains capable of returning 47.9mpg and CO2emissions of just 138g/km.
Unique suspension and steering tuning and enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) combines with a 15mm lower ride-height to deliver significant dynamic improvements.
Available in a three-door bodystyle the Fiesta ST is clearly identifiable with an imposing black honeycomb trapezoidal front grille, large rear spoiler with twin air vents and twin exhaust. Striking colour choices including Molten Orange and Spirit Blue and an optional style pack adds red brake calipers and grey alloy wheels to enhance the sporty appearance.
Standard UK specification includes 17in alloy wheels, halogen projector headlamps, ST front fog lights, DAB radio, SYNC connectivity, Thatcham CAT 1 alarm, Recaro seats My Key and air conditioning. The ST2 trim adds partial leather heated Recaro seats, Sony DAB radio, Ford keyless start, privacy glass and LED daytime running lamps.
Ford released official power upgrades for the Fiesta ST, improving performance by 33PS. Provided by Ford’s in-house tuning experts Mountune, the upgrades will be available from September and cost £599.
Fiesta ST200 launched
Compared with the acclaimed Fiesta ST, the Fiesta ST200 produces 10 per cent more power and 20 per cent more torque with 200PS and 290Nm from a specially calibrated 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
The Ford Fiesta ST200 sprints 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds and delivers faster in-gear acceleration for improved drivability and an even more fun-to-drive experience. To further optimise the driving experience, Fiesta ST200 also features enhanced suspension and steering, elevating its award-winning dynamic handling and ride quality.
Production of the new hot hatchback – equipped with exclusive specification including unique Storm Grey exterior, distinctive machined matt black alloy wheels and special interior detailing – begins in June with first deliveries to customers soon after.
Fiesta ST200 driving dynamics are supported by Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control (eTVC) and 3-mode Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The eTVC system applies brake force to the inside front wheel when cornering to improve road holding and reduce understeer without affecting speed. ESC offers full system intervention; wide-slip mode with limited intervention; and full ESC de-activation.
Optimised braking is delivered with 278mm front and 253mm rear disc brakes, and a larger tandem brake master cylinder than standard Fiesta models.
The Fiesta ST200 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine’s low weight also assists handling and features technologies including turbocharging, high-pressure direct fuel-injection and twin-independent variable cam timing for high power alongside 46.3mpg fuel efficiency and 140g/km CO2 emissions. The Fiesta ST200 is now available to order, priced at £22,745.