The New Ford Fiesta ST Packs A 197HP 1.5-Litre
The Geneva Motor Show starts this week and one of the Ford models that will be present is the brand new Fiesta ST.
The little hot hatch uses a newly-developed 1.5-litre three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine that pushes out 197 horses and 290 Nm of torque, allowing it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds. That makes it 0.2sec faster than the outgoing model and you are able to choose between three different driving modes; Normal, Sport and Track.
The 3-banger features a cylinder deactivation system which Ford claims is an industry first for an engine that size and when required can engage or disengage a cylinder in 14 milliseconds.
As expected, the ST comes with a distinctive exterior to differentiate itself over the regular models. These features include a unique mesh grille, special bumpers on both ends, a roof-mounted spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels, with a different pattern.
Inside, you are offered Recaro seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel but the most stand out feature is the SYNC 3 infotainment system with punch and swipe gestures, voice commands, navigation and Apple CarPlay. The car can also be had with a premium B&O Play Sound System.