The 2013 Ford Fiesta ST made its debut today at the Geneva Motor Show and honestly to tell you, the car looks just like the concept version unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. Under the hood, the 2013 Fiesta ST features Ford’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine delivering 180 hp and 240 Nm of torque. With these numbers, the car sprints from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under seven seconds and has a top speed of more than 136 mph or 218 km/h. Still, thanks to the EcoBoos technology, the car delivers 20 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the previous Fiesta ST.
According to the manufacturer, the new Fiesta ST was developed by Ford’s Team RS and promises to deliver significant ride-and-handling improvements through the introduction of a specially tuned chassis that sits 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta. In addition, the car features enhanced Torque Vectoring Control system and three Electronic Stability Control modes, tested on Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The interior features unprecedented levels of equipment and specification, such as Recaro sports seats offered as standard in a Fiesta ST for the first time. Moreover, the 2013 Fiesta ST will be equipped with MyKey, which allows owners to limit performance and ensure activation of safety features for when less-experienced drivers use the vehicle.
SYNC will also be present, as it will be introduced this year on the 2013 Ford B-Max. And the good news continue, as Ford promises to introduce the new Fiesta ST in North America for the first time following a highly positive response to the five-door Fiesta ST concept that made its North American debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show.