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 Ford Begins Production of Fiesta ST

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COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has started production at its assembly plant in Cologne, Germany, of the new Fiesta ST.

Developed by Ford Team RS, the new Fiesta ST for Europe is powered by a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. Top speed is 220 km/h, and it will race from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. Fuel consumption is 5.9 l/100km, with 138 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Ford has refined the Fiesta ST’s global B-car chassis with new steering, suspension, braking components, configuration and tuning. An enhanced version of Ford’s Torque Vectoring Control system, and a three-mode Electronic Stability Control system, add to the car’s rewarding and secure driving experience.

“The new Fiesta ST is a very modern performance car built on more than 30 years of fast Fiestas and a global development process,” said Juergen Gagstatter, chief programme engineer, Performance Cars, Ford of Europe. “This vehicle is a significant step forward, both in terms of our proud heritage of blending a powerful engine with a dynamic chassis, and also in achieving reduced fuel consumption and emissions.”

The high-performance Fiesta ST is equipped with a turbocharged Twin-independent Variable Camshaft Timing EcoBoost engine to achieve faster acceleration and a higher top speed than the 2002 Focus ST170.

The new model in Europe features a new honeycomb mesh trapezoidal grille exterior and dramatic rear diffuser element. The high contrast interior is also equipped with Recaro seats as standard for the first time. Features include MyKey with Emergency Assistance.

The second-generation Fiesta ST has also been confirmed for launch in North America and Asia Pacific.

The newcomer follows iconic Fiesta models including the XR2, XR2i, RS1800, RS Turbo and first generation ST.

  

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2/7/2013 2:00 AM