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 Ford in the Press – Week 13

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Ford’s Fiesta ST continues to hog headlines across Europe this week following a super successful press launch in the South of France...
 
L’echo (Belgium): “The engine stands out for its performance figures and modest appetite for fuel. The 1.6 EcoBoost provides 182PS and 240Nm of torque, and the overboost function generates additional power and torque for around 20 seconds. This allows for lightning-fast accelerations accompanied by the sporty intake sound, which is piped into the cabin by the Sound Symposer. The ST is surprisingly energetic: it accelerates from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds and reaches 220km/h… just like the Ferrari 250 GT in 1960!”
 
Motormercado.com (Spain): “The most surprising thing about this car is how smoothly it responds in both sporty and everyday driving situations. When you make demands of the engine, the chassis withstands its power without the traction losses frequently observed in the Fiesta ST’s rivals. This Ford navigates smoothly through traffic in the city and on the highway, and its performance makes you forget that you have a beast in your hands.”
 
Frankfurter Neue Presse (Germany): “Fasten your seatbelt and get ready to have fun! The Fiesta ST’s 182PS engine emits a low-pitched roar, which is music to the ears. Ford’s hot hatch also boasts hip-hugging sports seats, a close gear ratio, and a direct steering system. With all of these features, the Fiesta ST conveys something close to motorsport flair in one’s everyday commute. Prices for the new Ford Fiesta ST start at 19,990 euros. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission in addition to the potential of becoming addictive.”
 
El Mundo (Spain): “Delivering 182PS with its brilliant EcoBoost engine, this vitamin-fortified Ford Fiesta promises pure entertainment on the road. The brakes, suspension and chassis (with adjustable ESP) are impressive, and the driving position (driver’s seat, gearshift, steering wheel) is up to the task. The Fiesta ST combines fun with a high level of safety. What more could you want? According to Ford, it has average fuel consumption of only 5.9 liters when driven reasonably.”
 
Auto Hebdo Sport (Spain): “Ford’s little bombshell goes on sale in May for a competitive price of 21,750 euros. In the meantime, we had the chance to take it on a test-drive and enjoy the incredible sensations at the wheel. It takes curves at a surprising speed and shows remarkable agility on sinuous roads.”

  

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4/4/2013 4:45 AM