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Old 04-01-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Report: Ford Fiesta ST to get 180 horsepower


Much like its big brother - the Focus - Ford's B-segment Fiesta will get a sportier ST version in the coming years. We've seen spy shots of what is clearly a tuned up Fiesta out testing, complete with a front-mount intercooler, larger wheels and a performance exhaust.

Autocar now reports that when the Fiesta ST launches near the end of 2012, it will be powered by Ford's 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline-four, cranking out somewhere around 180 horsepower. The front-drive hatch will likely use a six-speed manual transmission to send its power to the wheels, and with revised suspension geometry, beefier brakes and a host of interior upgrades likely on tap, we expect the ST to be a worthy competitor for pint-sized hot hatches like the Mini Cooper S.

Ford has confirmed that the Focus ST will be sold here in the United States, but the fate of the Fiesta ST is still undecided. Naturally, consider our fingers crossed.


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Old 04-01-2011, 09:02 AM   #3
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IM GETTING IT!!! that is going to be my next car for sure! i love the two door fiesta
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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hummm, that looks fun!
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:13 AM   #5
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Ok, I would trade in my 2010 focus for that in a second
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Posted via FF Mobile April Fools? I dont doubt the Horsepower, but I doubt Ford has confirmed this for US production.
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not interested without a 3 door
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I have seen the these spy shots before ... and still hope this gets move in the "GO" Production folder for Ford America.

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damn it one more than the SVTF... and its turbo'd... you Ford... really.
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