Ford has today announced a new ST-Line model range for Europe, featuring vehicles with styling inspired by Ford Performance and offering a range of EcoBoost petrol and TDCi diesel engines.
Ford has also launched the most powerful Fiesta ever, the ST200.
ST-Line launches with the Fiesta ST-Line – priced from £15,645 – and Focus ST‑Line – priced from £20,595 – both available to order now.
Both Focus ST-Line and Fiesta ST‑Line are offered with a range of engines including Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine; sport suspension and body styling; unique alloy wheel designs; and sport seats, sport steering wheel and alloy pedals for the interior.
“With our new ST-Line range even more customers can experience sporty style and driving dynamics inspired by our most exciting Ford Performance line-up ever, that includes models such as the Focus RS, new Fiesta ST200 and Ford GT supercar” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, marketing, sales and service, Ford of Europe.
“This year we expect to sell 40,000 performance cars in Europe, a 50% increase compared with 2015, which in turn saw performance car sales rise by 61% compared with 2014.”
Ford ST-Line models deliver ST-inspired styling that includes:
- A honeycomb design for the trapezoidal front grille; fog lamps with dark surrounds; and a front bumper lip spoiler for Fiesta ST Line and bumper insert for Focus ST-Line
- A rear diffuser element and large rear roof spoiler for both models
- A black beltline beneath the windows, deep side-skirts and ST-Line exterior badging on the front wings
- Unique 17in alloy wheels for Fiesta ST-Line and Focus ST-Line, both in rock metallic grey
- Sport seats with red stitching and a perforated leather ST-style steering wheel with grey stitching
- ST-style gear knob, a dark woven headliner, and ST-Line scuff plates
The Fiesta ST-Line is offered with petrol engine options including:
100PS and 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost engines with five-speed manual transmission delivering 99g/km CO2 emissions and 65.7mpg fuel efficiency
140PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost with five‑speed manual transmission delivering 104g/km CO2 and 62.8mpg
Also offered for Fiesta ST-Line is Ford’s 95PS 1.5-litre TDCi diesel with five-speed manual transmission, offering 94g/km CO2 and 78.5mpg.
The Focus ST-Line is offered with petrol powertrains ranging from 125PS to 182PS and with six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions, including:
125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost delivering from 108g/km CO2 and 60.1mpg
150PS and 182PS 1.5-litre EcoBoost delivering from 127g/km CO2 and 51.4mpg
Ford’s 1.5-litre TDCi diesel produces 120PS delivering 99g/km CO2 and 74.3mpg; or 2.0-litre TDCi with 150PS delivering from 105g/km CO2 and 70.6mpg are available on the Focus ST-Line with six-speed manual and six-speed PowerShift automatic transmissions.
Focus ST-Line will also feature steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters when an automatic transmission is specified.
“The new Fiesta ST-Line and Focus ST-Line will offer customers a chance to enjoy the famous fun-to-drive characteristics and great looks of Ford’s performance models in an exciting and affordable package with a broad range of petrol and diesel engines – and we will be introducing two further models later in the year,” de Waard said.
The new Ford Fiesta ST200 (pictures below), which debuts this year as Ford celebrates the 40-year anniversary of Fiesta, is the most powerful production Fiesta ever.
Compared with the Fiesta ST, the new Fiesta ST200 produces 10% more power and 20% more torque with 200PS and 290Nm from a specially calibrated 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.
The Ford Fiesta ST200 goes from 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds. To further optimise the driving experience, Fiesta ST200 also features enhanced suspension and steering.
Production of the new hot hatchback – equipped with exclusive specification including unique 'storm grey' exterior, machined matt black alloy wheels and interior detailing – begins in June with first deliveries to customers soon after.
“The Fiesta ST is truly beloved by owners and critics. The ST200 takes this special drivers’ car to a new level of power and performance,” said Joe Bakaj, vice president, product development, Ford of Europe. “We think it’s a future classic in the making.”
The Fiesta ST200 is now available to order, priced at £22,745.