2019 New Ford Focus ST 276bhp
19 February 2019
The New Ford Focus will be the most powerful ST yet as we predicted.
The New Focusd ST Will offer "The most responsive and agile Focus ST driving experience ever on road and on track" according to the car maker. Thanlks to the all new C2 platform.
Will go on sale this summer and will be only offered as a 5 door hatch or estate petrol and a diesel model , and believe it or not hosts new technology derived from the models such as the Ford GT super car and the ford mustang.
It will be the first Front wheel drive Ford to get the electronic limited slip-differential (eLSD) , and boasting new rev-matching technology coupled with either a manual or now the 7 speed auto transmission.
There will be selectable driving modes :
Slippery / Wet
Track mode version ( Performance pack)
The petrol Focus ST, using Ford’s 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine, is the most powerful yet offered in an ST. It delivers 276bhp at 5500rpm and 310lb ft from 3000rpm to 4000rpm. It is also claimed to be the most free-revving Focus ST engine yet. The benchmark sprint of 0-62mph is said to take less than 6.0sec, making it at least 0.5sec quicker than the outgoing equivalent model.
Anti-lag technology, developed for the GT supercar originally, is intended to provide immediate power delivery in Sport and Track drive modes. The tech keeps the throttle open slightly when the driver comes off the accelerator, easing the reversal of airflow and allowing boost pressure to build faster on demand.
what about the diesel model?
The diesel ST, with its 187bhp 2.0-litre Ecoblue motor, has the most powerful diesel engine yet offered on a Focus. It delivers peak power at 3500rpm and 295lb ft between 2000rpm and 3000rpm. The model produces 10% more power than and over twice as much torque as the original ST170.
Ford says the ST’s six-speed manual transmission aids “more urgent gearchanges and… a sportier feel”, thanks to a shift-throw reduction of 7% compared with the standard Focus. Revmatching technology, first seen on the Mustang, is also introduced as part of the optional Performance pack for Ecoboost manual models.
And price ? expected to be around the £28000 mark competing directly with the Hyundai i30N and the hot hatch champ Renault megane RS.