The New Ford Focus ST Review, Also Available in Diesel – The new Focus ST preserves the main quality of the previous model: the pleasure of driving.Particularly in petrol version through to a 4-cylinder turbo 250 hp which also remains demonstrative endearing in the heat of the action. ST also gained in stability and trajectory precision what it loses in comfort compared to the previous model. One feature that we appeared specifically damaging to the new diesel version. More sober, but less efficient with its power of 185 hp, this model has a more sporty road vocation which could have justified a more compliant suspension tuning.
Ford Focus ST Review – WHAT CHANGES
ST differs from the Focus of heart recently restyled range by shields – incorporating a grille honeycomb pattern in the front, a diffuser and a central exhaust outlet at the rear – a top spoiler tailgate and downs most prominent fund. Compared to the previous ST, the real novelty lies under the hood with the arrival of a diesel unit, 185 hp version of the 2.0 TDCI co-developed with PSA . The petrol version is always busy for her hand by the 4-cylinder turbo EcoBoost house of 250 hp. However, the “active sound symposer” system used on the previous model to propagate the engine intake noise into the cabin through a conduit whose opening was controlled by an electrically operated flap is abandoned for reasons cost and reliability – it does not always work perfectly. It is replaced by a device producing a synthetic sound accompaniment amplified by the car’s audio system, which has the added advantage of being used now also for the diesel version. The transmission offer is limited to the time boxes 6 manual transmission.
Chassis side, ST changes absorbers, springs and front electric steering assistance software. The aim is to respond to customer feedback the previous model, scalded by conduct sometimes deemed too pointed at the approach of adhesion limits – in this case too oversteer when braking support – and steering lifts sometimes annoying. The 19-inch wheels pavement Michelin Pilot Sport 3 is now also available as an option (600 euros) to replace the original 18-inch pavement Good Year. This increased rim size also allows to accommodate larger diameter disc brakes ensure better endurance performance driving.
Ford Focus ST Review – LIFE ON BOARD
Besides the new center console dating from the restyling of the Focus, the cabin of the new ST is distinguished from the previous by a flying sportier design – it goes from 4 with 3 wins and a flat in the lower part – but do not forget to resume the essential, that is to say, the Recaro seats for excellent driving position and a perfect lateral support. The small additional instrument cluster enthroned on the center console, pedals and gear shift knob satin metal specific ST version are also renewed.
Ford Focus ST Review – THE OPINION OF POINT AUTO
The Focus ST offers you a lot for your money, especially in petrol version. Surely you can find more efficient compact sedan, but these are more expensive, possibly much more expensive and not necessarily more fun to drive. Because if this new ST shows slightly less agile than its predecessor due to its new suspension settings, it still is more than a Golf GTI or Leon Cupra and thereby significantly rewarding flying hands on winding roads .
A context in which the character of the 2.0 EcoBoost wonders.Emphasized by a very successful sound although synthetic part, her explosive temper is also frequently faulty motor on the first two reports. The IDD 2.0 is even stronger at low rpm for the greatest misfortune of front tires, but quickly collapses over 4000 rev / min. Morality, if the sound generator accompanying manages to make you forget that your engine is a diesel, it is the character of the typical narrow range of use of this type of mechanics that you certainly resembles. ST TDCI does not become boring to drive so far, but it is clear that his vocation becomes more road than sporty.
- Performance / Price
- engine Character (2.0 EcoBoost 250)
- Effective Behavior
- stiff suspension (2.0 TDCI 185)
- Ski in the direction
- major turning circle
Ford Focus ST Review Under the hood of the Ford Focus ST 2.0 EcoBoost 250 / 2.0 TDCI 185:
- Engine: 4-cylinder direct injection turbo petrol / diesel
- Displacement: 2000 cm3 / cm3 1997
- Power: 250 hp at 5500 rev / min / 185 hp to 3 500 rev / min
- Torque: 360 Nm from 2 000 to 4 500 r / min / 400 Nm from 2 000 to 2 750 r / min
- Transmission: front-wheel
- Transmission: 6-speed manual
- Dimensions: 4362 x 1858 x 1471 mm
- Safe: 363 l (490 l break)
- Weight: 1437 kg (5.75 kg / hp) / 1464 kg (7.91 kg / hp)
- 0 to 100 Km / h: 6.5 s / 8.1 s
- speed: 248 km / h / 217 km / h
- consumption: 6.8 l / 4.2 l
- CO2: 159 g / km, or 2,200 euros Increase / 110 g / km or 0 euro malus
- price: 29 000 / 30 500 euros
- Website: http://www.ford.fr/