Currently reading: New Ford Fiesta ST Edition brings styling and dynamic upgrades
Just 300 examples of the new limited-run pocket rocket will come to the UK
Tom Morgan, deputy digital editor
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5 October 2020

Ford has unveiled the Fiesta ST Edition, a new limited-run version of its acclaimed performance supermini.

Available in three-door bodystyle only and priced from £27,075, the ST Edition gains suspension upgrades and bespoke styling over the standard Fiesta ST. Just 500 examples will be built, with the UK set to recieve 300 of those.

The ST Edition stands apart from the regular car with exclusive Azura Blue paint and contrasting gloss-black rear diffuser, roof spoiler and ST badges. It also recieves flow-formed 18in alloys, which save almost 8kg over the standard wheels, and the same two-way adjustable coilover suspension used on last year's Performance Edition

This reduces the ride height by 15mm at the front and 10mm at the rear, with twelve bump and sixteen rebound settings available for fine-tuning.

The ST Edition also becomes the first Fiesta to recieve the new Ford Performance steering wheel, previously seen in the larger Focus ST, with a dedicated shortcut button to access the Sport driving mode. Other interior upgrades include carbonfibre-effect dashboard trim and bespoke blue stitching.

The ST Edition is based on the top-spec ST-3 specification, which includes as standard the otherwise-optional Performance Pack, comprising a Quaife limited-slip differential, an upshift indicator and launch control.

The turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine remains unchanged from the regular ST, sending 197bhp and 214lb ft of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. The car can achieve 0-62mph in 6.5sec and go on to a top speed of 143mph.

“Our new Fiesta ST Edition squeezes even more excitement out of the best-handling compact hot-hatch on the road,” said Stefan Muenzinger, the European manager for Ford Performance. “The Edition model puts drivers firmly in control with the ability to manually adjust the feel of their car and fine-tune the handling to suit their personal preference.”

The ST Edition carries a small premium over the ST-3, which starts from £24,900.

Order books are now open for the new model, with build slots available right away. 

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xxxx 5 October 2020

No answer to the car in front

For just 10 percent more you could have a Yaris GR 3dr. Emmm 

ianp55 5 October 2020

Ford Fiesta ST Edition

Things must be getting tough if Ford are  producing a "special edition" of the Fiesta ST,not sure what the ratio of sales of the three door to the five door ST are but I'd guess that the five door is a much greater seller than the three door version. So to sum up Ford have taken a three door body added some fancy wheels and a new shade of blue ,throw in most of the optional extras and a Focus ST steering wheel charge £2k extra and bingo what have you got. I must be getting old  but I can remember when BL pulled a similar trick with 2 door versions of Allegro and Marina,that didn't go too well either

Citytiger 5 October 2020

ianp55 wrote:

ianp55 wrote:

Things must be getting tough if Ford are  producing a "special edition" of the Fiesta ST,not sure what the ratio of sales of the three door to the five door ST are but I'd guess that the five door is a much greater seller than the three door version. So to sum up Ford have taken a three door body added some fancy wheels and a new shade of blue ,throw in most of the optional extras and a Focus ST steering wheel charge £2k extra and bingo what have you got. I must be getting old  but I can remember when BL pulled a similar trick with 2 door versions of Allegro and Marina,that didn't go too well either

Well they could have just charged £2k for a set of fancy wheels like some other manufacturers do. 

catnip 6 October 2020

ianp55 wrote:

ianp55 wrote:

Things must be getting tough if Ford are  producing a "special edition" of the Fiesta ST,not sure what the ratio of sales of the three door to the five door ST are but I'd guess that the five door is a much greater seller than the three door version. So to sum up Ford have taken a three door body added some fancy wheels and a new shade of blue ,throw in most of the optional extras and a Focus ST steering wheel charge £2k extra and bingo what have you got. I must be getting old  but I can remember when BL pulled a similar trick with 2 door versions of Allegro and Marina,that didn't go too well either

Most of the STs I see (or notice) are the three door version, I think its the one to have if you want a hot hatch rather than the family car look. Ford are one of the very few manufacturers who give customers the choice in this respect, which I think is to be applauded.

Citytiger 5 October 2020

I really Dont Mind

limited run editions of existing vehicles that perhaps offer a slightly different take on a familiar car.

My biggest bugbear at the moment is the current trend of releasing "1st edition" models of new cars with a really high spec and matching price, surely the allure of it being a "new" car should be enough to sell it even in pauper or average spec without having to resort to ripping off potential customers who are keen to be seen in the lastest thing, however, I dont blame the manufacturers, I blame the punters, the manufacturers have obviously seen the lines of sheep who queue up for days for a new PC or console game or the latest iPhone and obviously think its a market they can tap into with Blingy McBlingface versions of new cars. 

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