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New Fiesta ST3 crowns hot hatch range, with new equipment but same performance as the current car
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23 April 2014

Ford has introduced a new version of the Fiesta ST hot hatchback with a higher-specification level. 

Priced at £19,250, the new flagship Fiesta ST3 gets DAB and sat-nav as standard, keyless entry, cruise control, auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dim rear-view mirror, power-fold door mirrors and automatic climate control. Rear parking sensors are also available as a £250 option.

The ST range starts at £17,250, with the current ST2 priced at £18,250. Ford says that, in total, there is around £1400 of extra equipment fitted to the new car.

Ford says the ST2 accounts for 90 per cent of Fiesta ST sales and there is demand for a higher-spec version. The ST3 has the same 180bhp 1.6 turbo engine and performance as 
the ST and ST2, and can reach 62mph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 139mph. CO2 emissions are rated at 138g/km, while economy sits at 47.9mpg.

A choice of five exterior colours will be available, mated to two interior colour schemes.

Ford says it has sold 6250 Fiesta STs since the new model was launched a year ago, around 20 per cent more than originally forecast.

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dukebox9reg 24 April 2014

The Swift Sport really needs

The Swift Sport really needs to be compared with the 1.0 Ecoboost. 130bhp vs 125bhp and the Ford is still more expensive and arguably no better on fuel than the 1.6 N/A swift. With owners reporting over 40mpg for the Swift and only around 44mpg for the Fiesta even though its meant to be into the 60s its comes down to personal preference, low tq or high revs.
turbinecol 24 April 2014

comparisons

"The Swift Sport is cheap, pretty and chuckable. Only the quality of the Ford Fiesta keeps it from best in class" (Autocar)

Looking at that review, this was well before the ST was tested, so is probably more a comparison with pre-facelift Zetec-S.

dukebox9reg 24 April 2014

So basically after banging on

So basically after banging on about how much cheaper the Fiesta is than the Clio and 206, now the Fiesta actually matches the Clio and 206 on spec oh and theres a surprise its the same price.

A34, I am disabled and i'm not sure why yet but your comment really annoys me. I'm pretty sure the fact that most performance cars (GT3 auto only, 12C auto only, 458 etc etc) and most hot hatches now Golf/A3/Bmw 135 are chosen with automatics and have nothing to do with disabled drivers. I think you and your comment are slightly out of date with the real world.