The all-new Ford Fiesta ST will powered by three-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, when it goes on sale in 2018.
Its global public debut will come next week at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new powertrain will deliver 200PS and 290Nm of torque giving an anticipated 0‑62mph acceleration time of 6.7 seconds.
The third generation of Fiesta ST will be the first ever Ford Performance model powered by a three-cylinder engine, and the first Fiesta ST to feature selectable Drive Modes – enabling engine, steering and stability controls to be configured to Normal, Sport and Track settings for an optimised fun-to-drive experience in conditions from motorways to track days.
Drive Modes will also adjust Fiesta ST’s Electronic Sound Enhancement technology and active exhaust noise control valve to deliver an even more satisfying driving experience. The technologies amplify the naturally sporty sound of the new 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine that also features Ford’s cylinder deactivation system, for further reduced CO2 emissions of an anticipated 114g/km.
Available from launch in early 2018 in both three-door and five-door bodystyles, the next generation Fiesta ST will be offered with a greater variety of interior trim and personalisation options than ever before, with bold and distinctive exterior styling that includes a unique race-car-inspired mesh grille and exclusive 18in alloy wheels.