The new Ford Focus ST offers an enhanced driving experience, advanced chassis technologies, and exciting new powertrain options.
Available for the first time with a powerful new diesel engine alongside the renowned EcoBoost petrol engine with improved efficiency, the new Focus ST takes day-to-day usability and sportiness to a new level as the most fuel-efficient and lowest CO2 Ford global performance car ever.
The core attributes of Ford’s Sports Technologies DNA – a sophisticated balance of performance, driving dynamics, refinement and style – also are further enhanced in the most advanced Focus ST yet.
Ultra-bright, low-energy, bi-xenon headlights
From motorways to city streets, Bi-Xenon Headlamps with Adaptive Lighting change their beam pattern automatically, providing the best illumination for a variety of driving situations. The headlamps also auto-dip when an oncoming vehicle is detected.
Two advanced systems to help you stay in lane
Lane Keeping Aid will deliver steering assistance if it detects you are about to change lane without signalling. And if your vehicle is unintentionally drifting toward the lane markings, Lane Keeping Alert alerts you by vibrating the steering wheel and showing a visual signal in the cluster display.
Spots the vehicles you might miss
Cross Traffic Alert is an entirely new technology that’s now part of the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS). When you’re reversing out of a space and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology illuminates a light in the wing mirror too, (left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic).
Coordinated safety systems activate in a split-second
The Focus ST is equipped with an advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS), which coordinates a number of safety systems to protect both you and your passengers. As well as an impact-absorbing bodyshell, an array of airbags help shield the car’s occupants. The steering column and pedals are also designed to collapse away from the driver, helping to reduce the chance of injury in the event of an accident.
Advanced systems for more controlled braking
A refined Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) combine to ensure that your braking is more controlled. The brake assembly has also been improved to give a swifter response.
Designed and built to be a performance car you can enjoy every day, the new Focus ST is powered by a 2.0-litre 250PS EcoBoost petrol engine, or new 2.0-litre, 185PS TDCi. Both provide an uncompromising mix of performance and efficiency. So you can enjoy affordable running costs while you’re busy enjoying ST levels of power and performance.
Turbocharging, twin-independent variable cam timing technology, high-pressure direct fuel injection: the 2.0-litre, 250PS EcoBoost petrol engine utilises them all to deliver (in the 5-door model) a 0-62mph, time of just 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 154 mph (limited). This lightweight aluminium engine is ultra-responsive and exceptionally efficient: providing swift acceleration through the gears and maximum torque available from just 2000 RPM.
The new 2.0-litre, 185PS TDCi engine can propel your Focus ST 5-door from 0-62 mph in 8.1 seconds and onward to a top speed of 135 mph (limited). Peak power is developed at 3,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque is available from 2,000- 2,750 rpm. This torque output enables impressive in-gear acceleration and strong performance at low rpm. In 6th gear, you can accelerate 50-75 mph in just 9.7 seconds.
Helping you drive more efficiently
The innovative Ford Eco Mode system continually assesses the effects of your driving behaviour on your fuel consumption. The system analyses your speed, gear shifting, braking and anticipation levels, plus the number of short and long journeys you make. Smart software then advises you on how to improve fuel economy.
Use less fuel with Auto Start-Stop
When your Focus ST stops at traffic lights or is idling in a queue, Auto Start-Stop can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the ventilation, radio and Ford SYNC). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, and the system restarts the engine.
Acceleration through the gears
An advanced 6-speed manual transmission is exclusive to ST and matched individually to each engine. Specific gearing delivers the maximum ‘punch’ from every throw of the gearshift. And rapid acceleration in lower gears is matched by comfortable cruising at speed: the ratio of sixth gear is perfectly tuned to the Focus ST, giving you optimum performance while remaining long enough to help maintain excellent fuel economy on longer runs.
Built for power delivery
The new Focus ST has a Diesel engine capable of delivering up to 185 PS with 400Nm of torque and a Petrol engine with 250PS and 345Nm of torque. So new engine mounts have been engineered specifically to deliver this power seamlessly, giving exceptional front wheel traction, even under hard acceleration.
Smart technology, intelligent design, precision engineering: behind the wheel of the new Focus ST, you’re as connected to the road as you are with your music, messages and phone calls on the move.
Racing-style sports suspension
An upgraded suspension includes stiffer bushes on the front lower control arm and rear spring links, plus an all-new anti-roll bar design. This setup lowers the chassis, bringing the centre of gravity closer to the road for more precise cornering.
Effortless maneuvering and cruising
Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to provide easier, lighter steering when you’re parking in a tight spot and firmer steering for more control on motorways.