Ford Focus ST pricing and specs announced; hatch from £21,995, estate from £23,095
28 May 2012

The Ford Focus ST will cost from £21,995 when it goes on sale next month, while the estate version will cost from £23,095. 

Both versions of the Focus ST are powered by a 247bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. 

The ST will be sold in three trim options: ST1, ST2 and ST3.

Standard kit includes 18-inch alloys, keyless start, Bluetooth and DAB radio.

ST2 adds kit including part-leather trim, rain-sensitive wipers, ST floor mats and an upgraded radio, while ST3 offers full leather trim, heated front seats, bi-xenon headlamps and keyless entry.

The Focus ST will be sold in 40 countries, and has been developed jointly by Ford's specialist Team RS in Europe and America's Special Vehicles Team.

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28 May 2012

that hideous front... I mean, the regular one is not good looking, but this, it just seem one of those bottom cleaning fishes in an aquarium, and the biggest shame is that their bringing it to the fiesta too, and I was rather fond of the idea of getting one when the 1L ecoboost would get it's turn on the supermini... but looking like this, no chance in hell...

28 May 2012

Good starting price, now lets have the road test, against what though?

Peter Cavellini.

28 May 2012

Allegedly, Mountune is already working on its Ford-backed remap/intercooler/air filter upgrade, which on the last ST produced c.285bhp and 384lb-ft Biggrin

28 May 2012

6th.replicant wrote:

Allegedly, Mountune is already working on its Ford-backed remap/intercooler/air filter upgrade, which on the last ST produced c.285bhp and 384lb-ft Biggrin

The last ST was a Volvo 5 pot 2.5, that was well proven, fairly bullet proof and easily capable of big performance figures without much hassle, or added strain on components, I wonder if this latest Ford 2.0 will be as robust.  


28 May 2012

Sergio DS wrote:

that hideous front...

It is hideous, it's an uncool version of the cool mouth of the Mustang GT500 Cobra.

28 May 2012

My god that's one ugly car!

It is however very well priced, and well done to Ford for offering an estate version so that those of us with families can have one.

28 May 2012

The pictures suggest a bit of a munter but I recall the ST body kit on TG awhile back with the Ray Winstone/car chase skit. I thought in black, it looked very good indeed... so I'll wait to see it in the metal before I make a final judgement! And it seems competitively priced too. 

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28 May 2012

But maybe it will be better in the metal?

I think this look is better suited to the Fiesta personally.

The Focus isn't a looker with this gen anyway, so not surprised.


Never wrestle with a pig. You'll only get muddy, and the pig will enjoy it.

28 May 2012

That sounds really good value for money if those prices are OTR. A well specced 1.6 TDCI or 1.0 Ecoboost would be knocking arround for £20k, making the ST look like something of a bargain.

28 May 2012

Seems like a cheap car. You can spend £21k on a 1.3 diesel Astra according to Autocar price lists.


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