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04-13-2017 03:04 PM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

^ TY & imho they're crazy for using the Fiesta's new grille in ng-Focus chops

I'm rather hoping there's one grille for base-thru-Titanium** and
another One for ST/RS with...
...different lower ^ fascias for distinctioning the 2 sport(y) ones
(Maybe if lower 'std' trims have an opt engine, that could have the ST-under-bumper, too? but with mild grille

** way back when the global Focus hit the U.S (~2010my?), I thought the frontend was TOO sporty for anything but the Titanium

edit - trying to read articles Does it sound like a NEW 2-Liter?
wonder if so, IF a more powerful 2.3-or-equivalent is in the works??

04-13-2017 05:59 AM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

Couple links

Seems all are trying to guess when the MK4 will launch. But all renderings seem to agree that the styling with be more conservative and IMO dull. Probably basing their guesses on what Ford did with the Fiesta
04-12-2017 03:19 PM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

hope there isn't a more current thread...

Next Ford Focus ST Will Have A 275 Horsepower, 1.5L Engine...


by Aaron Birch — Apr 12, 2017

According to UK site Autocar, the next Ford Focus ST will go on sale soon after the regular Mk IV Focus hits showrooms, offering up 275 horsepower from a turbocharged, 1.5-liter engine with four cylinders.

That’s a substantial increase in total power output, and an even more impressive leap when the engine’s smaller displacement is taken into account. The current Focus ST produces 125 horsepower-per-liter, while the even-hotter RS makes just over 150 per liter; the next ST’s 275 horsepower would mean a volume-specific output of over 180 horsepower-per-liter.

Getting there could prove a substantial challenge. The current Focus ST’s 2.0L EcoBoost already relies upon turbocharging, twin-independent variable valve timing, and direct injection, though Autocar reports Ford will likely switch out the turbo for a twin-scroll unit. As with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder engine powering the all-new Fiesta ST, Ford will put some effort into increasing efficiency and cutting emissions at the same time that performance is improved. To this end, the Focus ST’s 1.5L four-pot will reportedly feature cylinder deactivation.

The 2019 Ford Focus ST is expected to go on sale late next year, following quickly after the more pedestrian Ford Focus sedan and hatchback. All models will ride on Ford’s new C2 platform, and Ford is said to be centering its efforts on improving fit and finish rather than radically changing the Focus’ styling.

Stay tuned for more as it develops.

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Links to source article @ site...
...if anyone else has time to check-or-post it

08-19-2016 05:08 AM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

Johnson was less encouraging about a Mondeo ST being engineered to rival the Audi S4/S6 and BMW M3/M5.
“It’s a pretty big car and the rivals are now offering around 500bhp. I think that’s a big ask for the Mondeo,” he said.
At around 1800kg and nearly 4.9 metres long, the Mondeo is closer in size to the BMW 5 Series than the 3 Series.
“Making a fast Mondeo fit our HP2 category would be very difficult,” said Johnson.
What's even more disappointing is that Ford has a Fusion Sport but the Ford Euro chiefs
either can't or won't offer Mondeo with any excitement, 2.7 EB + AWD = all too hard.
It's not 500 HP so let's not even try....

Oh, here's a clue, why not offer Mondeo/Edge Sport as parallel model channel to Vignale?
08-18-2016 09:57 AM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

I'm also kind of curious if the Fiesta ST will continue to use the 1.6 or if it will use a pumped up version of the 1.5?
08-18-2016 09:18 AM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

I wonder what the 'boys' with both systems are enjoying...
08-16-2016 04:24 PM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

I would prefer an actual mechanical LSD on the Focus ST or Fiesta ST versus the brake based torque vectoring.
06-18-2016 05:53 AM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

Originally Posted by MKII View Post
Re Focus ST reveal time line for the MK3 (Paris Sept.2010) was 9 months after the Focus MK3 reveal at the 2010 NAIAS (Jan.2010).
Sorry too lazy to bust my memory banks on the Fiesta time lines :-)
The current gen Fiesta (production version) was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The Fiesta ST was first previewed as a Concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, about a year before the facelifted Fiesta was unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Originally Posted by BluntSage View Post
And touque vectoring, please, to better handle the power, as I also expect the AWD to be an RS exclusive.
The current Focus & Fiesta ST already have torque vectoring.
I think AWD could also work for the next Focus ST, sort of like an RS-lite. Similar to how a Subaru WRX is a mild version of the WRX STI.
06-13-2016 10:23 PM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

^ are you sure?
I only have time to check/post wiki
06-13-2016 10:12 PM
Re: New Ford Fiesta ST and Focus ST Development

Originally Posted by 2b2 View Post
^ do you mean Frankfurt2017? ...2016 is Paris in October

don't All Fwd's transfer power Left/Right?
what more would a 2-wheels-only torque-vectoring accomplish?
there is Frankfurt show this year

Frankfurt International Motor Show
Public Dates: 09/22/16 - 09/29/16
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