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Even hotter version of the Ford Fiesta ST gets 197bhp and will act as a swansong for the current generation of Fiesta; fewer than 1000 to be produced
Mark Tisshaw
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2 June 2016

The Ford Fiesta ST200 is now officially on sale priced from £22,745, which is £5000 more than the starting price of a regular Fiesta ST.

Fewer than 1000 examples of the hotter ST are expected to be produced, although an exact number is yet to be revealed.

Read our Ford Fiesta ST200 review here

The ST200 hot hatch uses a tuned version of the standard ST’s 1.6-litre turbocharged Ecoboost engine, with power increased from 180bhp to 197bhp and torque raised from 180lb ft to 214lb ft.

These outputs are further increased, to 212bhp and 236lb ft, for up to 15 seconds through an overboost feature. These higher figures give a better guide to the ST200’s performance potential due to the length of the overboost.

Fiesta ST tuning upgrades which produce similar outputs are already offered, such as the factory-approved Mountune packages, but the ST200’s modifications are much more extensive.

The final drive ratio has been shortened in order to improve drivability and in-gear performance. The 0-62mph time in the Fiesta ST200 has been cut from that of the standard ST by 0.2secs to 6.7sec, while top speed increases slightly by 4mph to 143mph. The six-speed manual gearbox remains.

The performance gains have had only a small impact on overall efficiency, with the ST200 producing 140g/km of CO2, 2g/km more than the regular ST, and capable of a claimed 46.3mpg, 1.6mpg less than the ST.

Other modifications include enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and a three-stage electronic stability control system. The front steering knuckle has also been modified, as has the rear torsion beam to increase roll-stiffness. The front and rear damper settings are also new, with the centre of gravity having been lowered by 15mm. The steering arm has been shortened and the steering ratio is quicker, while the brakes have been beefed up at the rear.

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Ford has given the ST200 a new look, with a new silver-grey paint finish, called Storm Grey, 17in matt black alloy wheels and new interior detailing. The part-leather charcoal-coloured Recaro seats feature contrasting silver stitching, the seatbelts have silver detailing and the scuff plates are illuminated. The brake calipers are painted red.

The ST200 will act as a swansong for this generation of Fiesta. Ford is known to have be developing a new model, the first sighting of which is due in 2017.

Ford of Europe’s Joe Bakaj describes the ST200 as “a future classic in the making”. The ST has been a big hit in the UK in particular, with almost two thirds of the 30,000 STs sold in Europe finding homes here.

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Peter Cavellini 3 June 2016

Disappointed..........?

Yeah, it isn't mean looking enough,how about an arch kit,maybe sound a bit 1980's but a squatter stance would help,i've had one or two follow me and to be quite honest....it's a bit ho hum.
275not599 2 June 2016

Roll up roll up! Pay extra

Roll up roll up! Pay extra for a car that is shortly to become so yesterday!
Factczech 1 June 2016

Losing direction??

This had to be one of the most watered down badge so far on a "fast Ford" I have seen..
20k? Ford needs to fire a few of their stylists, as it is becoming a joke compared to the new boys on the block, Hyundai and Kia has shown that you don't need a prestige badge to make some pleasing designs.
I was once a Ford diehard, I have owned XR3i, XR2,Sapphire, and ST200, they were instantly attractive to look at, and in this class looks is a massive part of the attraction.
Ford is charging so much money for a car with an ugly bee sting aerial at the front?
The rear spoiler is as basic as they come- these Ford stylists are too lazy to be innovative. If they do not address this flaw they would continue to lose out to their competitors in luring the up and coming generation as these days brand loyalty is utmost.

Come on Ford time for some radical thinking!!!

Marc 1 June 2016

Factczech wrote: This had to

Factczech wrote:

This had to be one of the most watered down badge so far on a "fast Ford" I have seen..
20k? Ford needs to fire a few of their stylists, as it is becoming a joke compared to the new boys on the block, Hyundai and Kia has shown that you don't need a prestige badge to make some pleasing designs.
I was once a Ford diehard, I have owned XR3i, XR2,Sapphire, and ST200, they were instantly attractive to look at, and in this class looks is a massive part of the attraction.
Ford is charging so much money for a car with an ugly bee sting aerial at the front?
The rear spoiler is as basic as they come- these Ford stylists are too lazy to be innovative. If they do not address this flaw they would continue to lose out to their competitors in luring the up and coming generation as these days brand loyalty is utmost.

Come on Ford time for some radical thinking!!!

I was once a Ford diehard, I have owned XR3i, XR2,Sapphire, and ST200, they were instantly attractive to look at. Oh dear....