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New Ford Fiesta ST enters production

New Ford Fiesta ST enters production

A new variety of the Ford Fiesta ST which looks to grant drivers the need for speed has entered production at the firm's assembly plant in Cologne.

The development at Ford's German vehicle factory is a significant one, seeing as though the new Fiesta ST stands out for being the first production model in the Fiesta family which can record a 0-62mph acceleration time in less than seven seconds.

In order to guarantee that the car can achieve this impressive statistic, Ford has trusted the development of this power-hungry Fiesta in the hands of Ford Team RS, the European arm of Ford Motor Company’s Global Performance Vehicle group.

One of the main tasks being afforded to this team will be to fit the Fiesta ST with a 1.6-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – a motor which enables the car to boast peak torque of 290Nm and up to 182PS.

What's more, this engine is capable of delivering impressive fuel economy of 48mpg and limiting the new Fiesta's CO2 emissions to a frugal 138g/km. Despite these environmentally-friendly credentials, it should also be noted that the vehicle can achieve a blistering top speed of 136.7mph.

Away from the roaring engine under the bonnet, the new Ford Fiesta ST is being designed with new steering, suspension, braking components, configuration and tuning features.

A brilliant driving experience is guaranteed every time someone steps behind this vehicle's steering wheel too, thanks to the inclusion of an enhanced version of Ford's Torque Vectoring Control system and a three-mode Electronic Stability Control unit.

Summing up the appeal of the new Fiesta ST, Juergen Gagstatter, the chief programme engineer of the performance cars division at Ford of Europe, said: "The new Fiesta ST is a very modern performance car built on more than 30 years of fast Fiestas and a global development process.

"This vehicle is a significant step forward, both in terms of our proud heritage of blending a powerful engine with a dynamic chassis, and also in achieving reduced fuel consumption and emissions."

Drivers in the UK can get their hands on the new Ford Fiesta ST this spring.

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