Ford officially launched today the new generation Fiesta ST, the five door hot-hatch, already anticipated in earlier posts.
The new hot mini features a high-output variant of the award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, capable of 200 hp and 214 lb.-ft. of torque. Mark Roberts, Fiesta calibration supervisor, declared: “With 177 lb.-ft. of torque available from just 1,600 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. by 3,500 rpm, Fiesta ST gives the performance and feel of an engine twice its size. There’s no waiting at all for the power to just push you back in your seat.”
Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is projected to achieve up to 34 mpg.
The car also sports a unique grille and chin spoiler with new rear diffuser and fascia extensions. Bright tipped dual-exhaust pipes and high-mount spoiler along with unique 17-inch wheels complete the visual package.
As for the mechanical part, Fiesta ST steering is more direct and responsive than the base model. A unique suspension with modified front knuckle makes for a quicker overall steering ratio of 13.6:1.
Also, the rear axle gets increased roll stiffness to improve stability through fast corners, while the Fiesta ST body sits 15 millimeters closer to the ground than the base model.

Source: Ford