Ford is introducing its most powerful production Fiesta yet, the new Ford Fiesta ST200. This new Fiesta offering is powered by a calibrated 1.6-liter EcoBoost petrol engine that develops 10 percent more output (to 200 PS) and 20 percent more torque (to 290 Nm).
With this amount of output and torque from the 1.6-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, the model could accelerate from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 6.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).
More importantly, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that powers the Ford Fiesta ST200 provides an extra 15 PS of output and 30 Nm of torque for up to 20 seconds through transient overboost. Since it features a shorter final drive ratio of 4.06 – compared to 3.82 in the Fiesta ST -- the Ford Fiesta ST200 boasts of improved in-gear acceleration for better drivability.
Ford further optimized the vehicle’s cornering and agility by blessing it with Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and three-mode Electronic Stability Control. It also features an enhanced braking system with a larger tandem brake master cylinder as well as rear disc brakes.
The new Ford Fiesta ST200 also comes with an adapted rear twist-beam with increased roll-stiffness as well as distinct front and rear spring and damper settings with a 15 mm lower center of gravity.
Additionally, the vehicle is endowed with a specially modified front steering knuckle as well as a sharper 13.69:1 steering ratio and shortened steering arm. In terms of exterior appearance, the new Ford Fiesta ST200 is wrapped in exclusive Storm Grey color, matched with unique 17-inch machined matt black alloy wheels and red painted brake calipers.
Moreover, the vehicle features a distinct interior with unique partial leather Charcoal Recaro front seats and contrasting silver stitching. The cabin also features illuminated scuff plates and seatbelts with silver detailing.
Ford will commence production of the new Ford Fiesta ST200 in June 2016 and begin initial deliveries right after. Joe Bakaj, vice president, Product Development at Ford of Europe, remarked that the new Ford Fiesta ST200 takes the Fiesta ST to a new level of power and performance.
He added that the Firsta ST200 could be a future classic. Launched in 2013, the Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6‑liter EcoBoost engine that develops a max output and peak torque of 182 PS and 240 Nm, respectively.
This engine allows the Fiesta ST to sprint from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 6.9 seconds. Within a year since its launch, the Fiesta ST was able to rack up over 20 awards around the world. Since it was presented, around 30,000 Ford Fiesta ST units have been sold in Europe.