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Ford Fiesta ST200 revealed - “A future classic in the making” and a swansong for the current model

Epic.




Ford revealed the new Ford Fiesta ST200 model that delivers 10 per cent more power and 20 per cent more torque, with 200 PS and 290 Nm from a specially calibrated 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine.

The most powerful production Fiesta ever, the Ford Fiesta ST200 will sprint from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.7 seconds, and will feature an exclusive specification including unique Storm Grey exterior, distinctive machined matt black alloy wheels and special interior detailing.

Production of the Ford Fiesta ST200 begins in June 2016 with first deliveries to customers expected 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. "I think it's a future classic in the making."

In addition to the exclusive exterior colour and 17-inch alloy wheel specification, Fiesta ST200 models also will feature red painted brake callipers and an enhanced interior with unique partial leather Charcoal Recaro front seats and contrasting silver stitching, alongside illuminated scuff plates and seatbelts with silver detailing.

The Ford Fiesta ST200's 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine can deliver an additional 15 PS and 30 Nm of torque for up to 20 seconds using transient overboost. A 4.06 ratio final drive - shortened from 3.82 in the Fiesta ST - further enhances in-gear acceleration for improved drivability and an even more fun to drive experience. Top speed is 230 km/h (143 mph).

Like the Fiesta ST, the ST200 delivers optimised cornering and agility using:

Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and 3-mode Electronic Stability Control
A specially modified front steering knuckle
An adapted rear twist-beam with increased roll-stiffness
Unique front and rear spring and damper settings with a 15 mm lower centre of gravity
Sharper 13.69:1 steering ratio and shortened steering arm
Enhanced braking system with a larger tandem brake master cylinder and rear disc brakes

The Fiesta ST launched in 2013, delivering 182 PS and 240 Nm of torque from a 1.6‑litre EcoBoost engine and 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 6.9 seconds - quickly establishing itself as the Europe's leading compact performance hatchback and earning more than 20 awards around the world within its first year on sale. Ford has since sold 30,000 Fiesta STs in Europe.







 

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Just for Europe?

Too bad they can't even give the US-spec model the xenon headlights that they already have in use in Europe. It's hard not to like these little cars.
I thought the North American ones were already rated at 197 bhp.

But yeah, I love the Fiesta ST. If it didn't look so boy racer-ish, it would definitely be on my short list of desirables.
 

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I thought the North American ones were already rated at 197 bhp.

But yeah, I love the Fiesta ST. If it didn't look so boy racer-ish, it would definitely be on my short list of desirables.
They can't market the horsepower as 197 in Europe because it is achieved in the "over boost" feature... Which is like 15 seconds or something at WOT. Pretty funny that they can market it like that here in America though.
 

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They can't market the horsepower as 197 in Europe because it is achieved in the "over boost" feature... Which is like 15 seconds or something at WOT. Pretty funny that they can market it like that here in America though.
Ah, the 197 is with overboost! I thought it was over 200 with overboost.

When I drove the Fiesta ST, I had a GTI with 200hp, and the Fiesta felt noticeably quicker. I guess that's the ~150+kg weight loss.
 

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They can't market the horsepower as 197 in Europe because it is achieved in the "over boost" feature... Which is like 15 seconds or something at WOT. Pretty funny that they can market it like that here in America though.
Yup. From Autocar:

If you’re looking for reasons why, despite a headline power figure that’s 20bhp shy of its nearest rivals’, the Fiesta’s claimed 0-62mph time is only 0.2sec and 0.1sec shy of the Clio 200 Turbo and 208 GTI respectively, we’ll let you into a secret. It’s not actually that shy on power at all.

The thing is that the Fiesta can run on overboost to 197bhp – which is why it’s marketed as having that much in the US. Over here, Ford isn’t allowed to advertise this ‘temporary’ output as the headline number (although if you find somewhere on the road to stay on full throttle for longer than the 15 seconds that it lasts, you’re luckier than us).
 
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