The new Ford Fiesta ST200 debuted at Geneva Motor Show 2016, and promises to be the most powerful Fiesta yet. Get the low-down here.
As an approved, long-standing Ford dealership
, the team at Sandicliffe are excited about the impending launch of the new Ford Fiesta ST200. The revamped version of the previous Ford Fiesta ST
model delivers an extra kick of hot hatch power – 10% more to be precise. It also boasts 290NM of torque and 0.2 seconds faster acceleration.
Ford Fiesta ST200 Overview
Although it doesn’t have the same dominating presence as the Ford Focus RS, the Ford Fiesta ST200 is definitely built for a challenge. It’s the most powerful Fiesta to-date, with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that delivers 197bhp (almost 200, hence the new name) and 214lb-ft. of torque. This figure is ramped up even further to 212bhp and 236lb-ft. for up to 15 seconds using transient overboost. This makes the ST200 slightly faster than the previous model; hitting 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds with a top speed of 143mph.
To provide extra thrills on road and track, the Ford Fiesta ST200 also boasts 20% higher torque than before and – according to Ford – improved gear performance, so you can rapidly switch up through its six-gears. Adding to that, the ST200 will include a torque vectoring system, 3-mode stability control, more responsive steering and lowered suspension with advanced damper settings.
The previous Ford Fiesta ST can be modified with the Mountune package to achieve similar numbers, but the ST200 remains superior with much more extensive built-in features.
Ford Fiesta ST200 Performance Specifications
To add to the ST200’s already impressive performance figures, here is a list of the key performance features that make it the most powerful Fiesta yet.
• Enhanced Torque Vectoring Control and 3-mode Electronic Stability Control
• A specially modified front steering knuckle
• Adapted rear twist-beam with increased roll-stiffness
• Unique front and rear spring and damper settings with a 15mm 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
Ford Fiesta ST200 Extra Features
The most striking features of the Ford Fiesta ST200 have to be its 17-inch matt black alloys, and edgy red detailing inside and out. The colours stand out in contrast to the exclusive Storm Grey exterior.
Although outside appearances aren’t a lot different from the previous Fiesta ST – other than the addition of a nicer trim - the interior evokes a sports car style, with unique partial leather Charcoal Recaro front seats, illuminated scuff plates and fine silver stitching on the seats and seatbelt.
Ford Fiesta ST200 Launch Date and Availability
The Ford Fiesta ST200 makes its first public appearance at Geneva Motor Show from 3rd-13th March, alongside the new Ford Kuga and Ford GT. You will then have only a short wait before you can get behind the wheel of your own ST200, with production starting in June 2016 and deliveries being made later this summer.
The price range and economy figures are yet to be confirmed, but keep a look out for updates on Sandicliffe’s Facebook and Twitter pages as further details are revealed!