Including a brand-new chapter to the Book of EcoBoost with the unveiling of a new-generation 2018 Ford Fiesta ST powered by a brand new 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three. The European ST, which will make its public launch at the Geneva auto show in March, has the exact same output ranking as the EcoBoost turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder that powered its predecessor, and it now includes various drive modes to customize the car’s behavior to its owner’s desires.
Specs 2018 Ford Fiesta ST
After trying out a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, Ford is bringing a three-cylinder action to the Ford Performance party. The all-aluminum powertrain seeks to produce 197 horsepower and 214 lb-ft of torque. With the basic six-speed manual transmission, the only offering, Ford boasts the brand-new ST can clock 0 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds. The brand-new EcoBoost engine utilizes both port and direct fuel injection, intake and exhaust valve timing, and cylinder deactivation, an uncommon feature for engine in this class. A single cylinder will shut down in 14 milliseconds when crusing, idle, or in any other other situation when a considerable load is not required. The three-cylinder, likewise, has an exhaust manifold incorporated with its cylinder head and a brand-new turbocharger with a tweaked turbine created to produce boost faster. Even in more performant variants, Ford is going all-in on performance and decreasing emissions (well, giving their best shot, atleast).
The other significant brand-new function to come to the Fiesta ST is the drive-mode selector. Drivers can choose between Normal, Sport, and Track modes, each of which changes the engine mapping, traction control, electronic stability control, exhaust noise, interior noise, and power steering. Normal mode will feel like regular driving conditions, Sport opens the exhaust and tightens up all systems for quicker reaction with more feedback, and Track mode disables traction control and permits more slip from the stability control. The ST will feature a brake-based torque vectoring system.
Unlike in the United States, where a four-door is the only choice, in Europe you will be able to choose two-door and four-door models. Ford states that the next-gen ST “will use more customization than before,” consisting of trim options for the gear lever, flat-bottom steering wheel, door pulls, and dash. Additional elevations to the sports variation of Ford’s compact consist of Recaro seats, a brand-new mesh grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, Sync 3 infotainment, an optional B&O Play stereo, and, for the very first time, the Liquid Blue paint established for the Ford GT as an option.
After its launch in Switzerland, the Euro 2018 Ford Fiesta ST will be launched in early 2018, however, Ford remained tight-liped on their strategies regarding car availability in North America.
According to: caranddriver