A few years ago the London Motor Show was a major international auto show. But those days are gone, now many manufacturers use the end of June held Goodwood Festival of Speed as a stage for high-powered innovations. The focus is in particular British brands, but also companies like Ford, which play an important role in the UK.
A good quarter of the year following the extensive facelift of the Ford Focus shifts at Goodwood the ST variants after. Mind variants, because in addition to the 250-hp turbo gasoline engine is available from autumn 2014 for the first time a Focus ST with a diesel under the hood. Regarding the performance of the compression-ignition engine aims unabashedly on the VW Golf GTD. 185 hp from a displacement of two liters ( GTD has 184), push the front-wheel drive Ford ahead. 400 Nm of torque 2000-2750 revolutions are ready in 8.1 seconds, it goes to 100 km / h The average consumption estimated with Ford 4.4-liter, which corresponds to 114 grams CO2.
Whether diesel or gasoline engine, the ST there as far as a five-door and wagon. Both engines are equipped with a start-stop system and are controlled exclusively by a manual six-speed gearbox. Other areas under the sheet metal, Ford has modified: there are new springs on the front axle, a new damper settings and a revised steering ratio. A premiere are the adaptive steering-linked headlights.
Interior has been cleaned thoroughly during normal Ford Focus, the ST is no different. Again, there is desired a centrally positioned eight-inch touch screen. Differences arise from the details such as the three placed on the dashboard displays for boost pressure, oil pressure and oil temperature. Of course, fitting in an ST model from Ford stalls should not be missed: The Recaro sports seats are available with contrasting colors on the side panels. For the outer appearance Ford delivers dark borders of the headlights, ST emblems and 19-inch wheels. To the prices, Ford expresses not yet, they started to date at 28,250 euros for the five-door petrol . ( rh )