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View Poll Results: Do you want a Fiesta ST
No AWD No Care 104 39.10%
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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The Ford Fiesta ST shown off in near production-ready form at the Geneva Motor Show will officially be sold in North America after all, according to Fordís Marketing Manager. Speaking at a press event at the Laguna Seca raceway, Steve Ling indicated that the Fiesta is the next Ford model to get the ST treatment.

AutoGuide shared this news, which isnít too much of a surprise considering a concept version of the car was shown off on U.S. shores at the Los Angeles auto show as well.

A follow-up call from Motor Trend to Fordís headquarters brings some doubt into the equation, however, as officials said a decision for North American sales of the Fiesta ST hasnít yet been made. Sales are confirmed for Europe, however.
If it does indeed arrive, the car is likely to be offered as a five-door hatchback only, just like its larger Focus ST stablemate that is due to go on sale in the U.S. anytime now.

The car will be powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost inline-four thatís turbocharged to make 178 horsepower and 177lb-ft of torque. It would put it down to the road thanks to a six-speed manual transmission. It would also borrow the Focus STís Torque Vectoring Control system to keep torque steer at bay and a three-mode stability control system.

When the car does arrive, it should get the same goodies as Euro-market cars under Fordís OneFord global strategy. These include Recaro seats and other performance and visual goodies.

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Old 08-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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If I wasn't floating my '05 GTO payment I'd be taking a test of the Fiesta ST, which is really close to the old SVT Focus both in power and weight.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:54 PM   #3
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Isn't this missing the power blade IRS that the Focus has? If they can make it look a little better than the stink bug that is the regular Fiesta and include IRS it would be very appealing.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Personally, I think it looks pretty good for a small hatch....

I'm definitely intrigued by this car. Decent weight/power, turbo-charged so it has definite tuning ability, light, potential for very good MPG. Most importantly though, I'm interested in the price. If they can come in significantly lower than the Focus ST it could be a pretty worthwhile car. Otherwise, I see people ponying the extra grand or two for the Focus...


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Old 08-23-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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If this car had the Focus ST drivetrain I'd be all over it...
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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A bit light on power. Bump it up 50 hp and it could be fun.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #7
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A bit light on power. Bump it up 50 hp and it could be fun.

180 hp in a 2600 lb car is still going to be a pretty fun little car, and should still be pretty light on its feet. 230 hp in this car with FWD?

No thanks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #8
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180 hp in a 2600 lb car is still going to be a pretty fun little car, and should still be pretty light on its feet. 230 hp in this car with FWD?

No thanks.
If 200hp in a 2700lb RWD car is slow, then 180hp in a 2600lb FWD car isn't going to be any better.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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If 200hp in a 2700lb RWD car is slow, then 180hp in a 2600lb FWD car isn't going to be any better.
Must every thread become a horsepower pissing contest?
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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180 hp in a 2600 lb car is still going to be a pretty fun little car, and should still be pretty light on its feet. 230 hp in this car with FWD?

No thanks.
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If 200hp in a 2700lb RWD car is slow, then 180hp in a 2600lb FWD car isn't going to be any better.
straight line? yea... but if you're any sort of decent driver you'd rather it have rwd for the corners. I'd rather the ass end kick out than the front end.

If our mini was rwd it would be so much more fun!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #11
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180 hp in a 2600 lb car is still going to be a pretty fun little car, and should still be pretty light on its feet. 230 hp in this car with FWD?

No thanks.
really? i bet you many ppl aftermarket will make the car 300+ whp and you wont say no thanks after that
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #12
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really? i bet you many ppl aftermarket will make the car 300+ whp and you wont say no thanks after that
Put down the crack pipe.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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A bit light on power. Bump it up 50 hp and it could be fun.
If you can't have fun in a 180hp, 180ft-lb, 2600lb hatchback, then I feel sorry for you...
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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Must every thread become a horsepower pissing contest?
Discussing the relative merits of horsepower is a pissing contest? On a car forum? Really? LMAO

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If you can't have fun in a 180hp, 180ft-lb, 2600lb hatchback, then I feel sorry for you...
If you have no sense of humor, then I feel sorry for you...
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #15
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Discussing the relative merits of horsepower is a pissing contest? On a car forum? Really? LMAO
It's a 2600lb, FWD, affordable, fun hatch.... what 'merits' do you have for more horsepower, much less 50? Perhaps you crave torque steer and shredded front tires.. While 180hp certainly isnt high, it's modest and proportionate to the car. I'm sure Ford is being conservative as well in the sense that they don't want to dial the horsepower mark too close to the Focus ST. It has it's place in the market. If you want 50 more horsepower, buy a Focus ST..
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:25 PM   #16
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It's a 2600lb, FWD, affordable, fun hatch.... what 'merits' do you have for more horsepower, much less 50? Perhaps you crave torque steer and shredded front tires.
I'd bet you could do a fair bit more than 180 and keep the FWD under control. The latest MS3s have a lot more power and manage a decent job of it.

Besides, my comment was more of a joke about how the 2700lb BRZ is slow with 200hp, but a 2600lb hatch would be quick. I see the joke missed the target, sorry
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:13 AM   #17
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A bit light on power. Bump it up 50 hp and it could be fun.
I agree. The Focus st should be 300 like the rs was also.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #18
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A bit light on power. Bump it up 50 hp and it could be fun.
If you want bump in power you buy Focus ST with 252HP.

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PS Focus ST is 5 door, Fiesta ST may be 3 only.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #19
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A bit light on power. Bump it up 50 hp and it could be fun.
COBB AccessPORT They will have one for the Focus ST, so why not the Fiesta ST.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:12 PM   #20
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Ford's Fiesta launched into the US market with a splash thanks to a very well-orchestrated pre-launch PR campaign, but sales haven't proven all that robust over time, with Ford selling just 47,474 examples through October of this year (down 22.6 percent versus 2011).

Ford will be looking to reignite some of that early excitement with a new performance model, the 2014 Fiesta ST, and thanks to some leaked specs made available to Autoblog, we now have a very complete picture of what the tiny terror will look like.

Powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four wearing a single turbocharger, our source says the ST will deliver 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, with a temporary overboost mode to extend peak twist. Both figures represent very healthy increases over the standard Fiesta's 1.6-liter Duratec engine, which chips in 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque.

Like its Focus ST big brother, the new model will feature a so-called "Sound Symposer" to deliver a proper enthusiast's soundtrack. Shifting duties will fall to a six-speed manual, and the front-wheel drive five-door will also feature torque-vectoring technology and a three-mode stability control system for more entertaining handling antics.

The Fiesta ST will ride on a uniquely tuned and lowered sport suspension paired with 17-inch alloys (an inch larger than those available on the lesser Fiestas) wrapped in 205/40R17 Bridgestone Potenza rubber, and braking will be augmented by four-wheel discs with high-performance pads instead of the disc/drum combination on lower models.

Aesthetically, the Fiesta ST will receive a full performance rework, with a gaping trapezoidal grill with a mesh honeycomb insert that's a close kin to that of the Focus ST, along with a body kit said to mirror Ford's World Rally Championship racer (interestingly, Ford has already announced it will exit the series after 2012). Other additions include a rear spoiler, dual chrome exhaust tips and blacked-out headlamp surrounds.

When the hot hatch launches sometime in 2013, it will arrive in the buyer's choice of seven colors: Green Envy Metallic, Molten Orange Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Performance Blue, Race Red or Tuxedo Black Metallic.

Given that Ford debuted the Fiesta ST in concept form at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, we'd be surprised if the production model didn't surface in the City of Angels later this month. No word yet on pricing or availability, but logic suggests it will need to come in well under the reasonably priced Focus ST, which starts at $23,700.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #21
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Should be an awesome little car. At around 2600 pounds this thing should feel plenty fast and I bet it's a simple tune and exhaust away from 200 whp and 35 mpg. I just hope they don't price it out of the market. This thing should be $21k tops. And I still wish Mazda would release a MS2. I thought the styling on the 2 was much nicer than the fiesta and the car is much lighter to begin with.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #22
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im only interested in a three door...show me one and i could step out of my current car.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #23
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Like others said a simple tune would produce the numbers your asking for. Wouldnt be surprised if Saleen/Roush/Steeda produced a spicier version either.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #24
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My '02 Xterra had 180hp and it couldn't weigh 2600lbs if I filled it with helium. Yet it still managed to get me to work and up the mountains at the same speed limit as everyone else.

I'm sure this little Fiesta will move just fine.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #25
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My '02 Xterra had 180hp and it couldn't weigh 2600lbs if I filled it with helium. Yet it still managed to get me to work and up the mountains at the same speed limit as everyone else.

I'm sure this little Fiesta will move just fine.
Most cars, even fairly heavy ones, could do everything they need to do with 100hp.
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