2012 Ford Fiesta Metal Edition unveiled in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 28, 2011

A new special edition 134PS hot hatch in the Metal model, one of the latest vehicles in the Ford Fiesta lineup, is now available for sale from £15,695. Limited to only 1,000 examples, the Ford Fiesta Metal gives out 134PS at 6,700rpm as well as 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm from its 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine.

Moreover, this model can reach 62mph in 8.7 seconds only. Marketing director Anthony Ireson at Ford of Britain commented that this special edition Ford Fiesta provides the customer great exterior styling with an improved performance engine.

He added that customers love it when Fiestas come with special features that are undeniably "real head-turners." The Fiesta Metal is based on the renowned three-door 120PS Ford Fiesta Zetec-S.

It comes with sports tuning with lowered ride height, 17" Black alloy wheels, stainless steel door scuff plates with Fiesta logo, unique floor mats with silver piping, Ebony Black leather sports seats with silver contrast stitching, air vent rings and door pulls, Piano Black painted centre stack bezel, front aerofoil and front fog light bezels, silver-painted front grille surround, and chrome twin exhaust pipes.

Among the standard features of the new Ford Fiesta Metal are the anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), front, side and knee airbags, Intelligent Protection System (IPS), Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Home Safe headlights, and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP). It is available in Midnight Sky, Frozen White and Panther Black.

Movement is key in the design of any vehicle. This is evident from its acceleration to its stability, the aerodynamics and finally the way in which these elements are combined to create an aesthetic which appeals to modern day consumers. Another aspect that the Ford Fiesta also does very well is the personalization it offers to its customers.

People like Ford and in particular the Fiesta because it encompasses these key design elements, said Kevin George, Ford Fiesta Design Manager.

Ford's blue oval badge remains front and centre over the Ford Fiesta's inverted grille as the company continues to synergise their entire fleet of vehicles by ensuring there are similar and yet still distinctive links for all the Fords. Both the new Ford Taurus and the new Fusion offer a shared distinct look as well as improved fuel-efficiency.

The headlamps have been elongated in an effort to stretch the frame and ensure the flow of movement from the front right to the back of the fenders.

The rear combines a number of new design elements such as a dramatic spoiler, taillamps with honeycombing which blends into the corners of the five door Fiesta, and a low roofline, as well as the new look liftgate glass which is chamfered. There is a distinct strength implied in the vehicle’s rear quarters. In fact, this power can be seen in the wheels and stance.

To complete this new aesthetic the Ford Fiesta is now available in a series of vibrant colours including Lime Squeeze, Blue Flame and a Bright Magenta. This diversity of colors contributes to the new elements the Ford Design Team had in mind and Fiesta lovers everywhere will enjoy this individuality.

Press Release

FORD FIESTA GETS A HOT METAL SPECIAL EDITION

The latest Ford Fiesta range includes a new special edition 134PS hot hatch in the Metal model now on sale.

Priced from £15,695 on the road, and limited to just 1000 examples, the Ford Fiesta Metal boasts 134PS at 6,700rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm from its 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, and can reach 62mph in just 8.7 seconds.

Anthony Ireson, Ford of Britain's marketing director, said: "This Ford Fiesta special edition gives the customer great exterior styling with an enhanced performance engine. Customers love that we create Fiestas with special features that prove to be real head-turners."

Based on the popular three-door 120PS Ford Fiesta Zetec-S, the Fiesta Metal boasts: chrome twin exhaust pipes, silver-painted front grille surround, front aerofoil and front fog light bezels, Piano Black painted centre stack bezel, air vent rings and door pulls, Ebony Black leather sports seats with silver contrast stitching, unique floor mats with silver piping, stainless steel door scuff plates with Fiesta logo, 17" Black alloy wheels and sports tuning with lowered ride height.

The new Ford Fiesta Metal's standard specification includes: Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Home Safe headlights, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Intelligent Protection System (IPS), front, side and knee airbags and anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). It is available in Panther Black, Midnight Sky and Frozen White.

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