Ford has announced the Fiesta ST will cost £16,995, while the upscale ST-2 will attract a £1000 premium
21 January 2013

The Ford Fiesta ST will cost from £16,995 when it arrives in showrooms at the end of March.

Base-trim ST models are fitted with 17in alloy wheels, ST-style front foglights, cloth-trimmed Recaro sports seats and a Ford DAB radio as standard. 

ST-2 models, which are priced at £17,995, feature LED daytime running lights, tinted glass, half-leather Recaro seats, keyless entry and an upgraded Sony DAB radio.

The Fiesta ST will be available only as a three-door model in European markets, but the hot hatchback will be offered in a five-door configuration in North America. Aesthetic tweaks over the standard Fiesta include an imposing black trapezoidal front grille, large rear spoiler and twin exhaust tailpipes. An optional style pack adds red brake calipers and grey alloy wheels.

The ST will be powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine developing 180bhp. With an overboost function, torque peaks at 214lb ft. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Ford says there are no plans to introduce an automatic variant.

The Ecoboost unit is capable of returning 47.9mpg and emits CO2 at a rate of 138g/km.

The Fiesta ST also gets unique steering and suspension tune as well as Torque Vectoring Control and a 15mm lower ride-height, to significantly improve dynamic ability over the standard model.

Our Verdict

Ford Fiesta
Fiestas sold in Europe are ostensibly the same as those sold in America and Asia

The seventh-generation Ford Fiesta is the UK's best selling car, helped by frugal engines, handling verve and a big car feel

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Ant

21 January 2013

Now it sounds expensive for a hot hatch supermini, but when you look at the competition:

Polo Gti 3DR = £19430

Mini Cooper S = £18180

Peugeot 208 GTi = £18000-£19000est 

Seat Ibiza Cupra = £18570

Of course Ford being Ford, there will no doubt be decent discounts around after launch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estoril M135i Manual

22 January 2013

when you look at the competition:

Polo Gti 3DR = £19430  (automatic only!)

Mini Cooper S = £18180  (Unreliable engine and overly blinged)

Peugeot 208 GTi = £18000-£19000est (identical to a DS3)

Seat Ibiza Cupra = £18570 (poor build quality and automartic only)

I'm afraid there isn't 1 of these cars that I'd be even remotely tempted to part with £18k for.  The Ford...  reserve judgement, but will likely have a ned image 18 months down the road...

22 January 2013

Wayne and Barry will be pleased, baseball caps at the ready!!!!

Peter Cavellini.

21 January 2013

So if you want to keep up with the Clio RS' and the Corsa VXRs, you'll need to add another grand to the price tag.  And THAT would take it against it's more posh rivals, where there is a bit less emphasis on dynamics, and more on cabin quality and comfort.

21 January 2013

The American market model was announced to get 200bhp - so are we only being offered the lower power output, or should we expect an optional Montune upgrade to 200bhp (or more) on release?

Ant

21 January 2013

genesisofthesith wrote:

The American market model was announced to get 200bhp - so are we only being offered the lower power output, or should we expect an optional Montune upgrade to 200bhp (or more) on release?

 

So much for Fords "same cars worldwide" thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estoril M135i Manual

21 January 2013

Ant wrote:

So much for Fords "same cars worldwide" thing.

I don't think this means what you think it means. Just look up how the US Focus looked and was priced&equipped, before they decided on having it the same everywhere. And perhaps the 200bhp version is really just the Mountune MP200 kit that is offered right now, it will just be included in the price and will be factory-fitted.

22 January 2013

Low and muscular. 


21 February 2013

The ST is just phenomenal, really impressed with how they have managed to get it for sale at that price. Would be even better if you get the standard car mats included at that figure

12 June 2013

or should we expect an optional Montune upgrade to 200bhp (or more) on release? oto klima ve web tasarım

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