Ford Focus ST diesel confirmed

5 Mar, 2014 8:40am Jack Rix

Ford reveals extent of the changes to the Focus ST hot-hatch, including a diesel version to rival Golf GTD

Ford is following VW’s example with the 181bhp Golf GTD, by offering a diesel version of the Ford Focus ST for the first time. The announcement came at a dinner hosted by Mark Fields, Ford’s chief operating officer, in Geneva.

Powered by a 2.0 TDCi engine, the diesel ST will have 182bhp (1bhp more than the GTD) and cover 0-62mph in eight seconds – 0.5 seconds slower than the Golf. CO2 emission will be 114g/km, while the chassis will get the same suspension and steering tune as the petrol-powered Focus ST.

Changes have also been made to the Focus ST range as a whole, including the styling updates – inside and out - from the recently-facelifted Focus, plus an improvement in fuel economy of seven per cent for the 247bhp petrol version. Images of the revised car have yet to be released.

A “heavily revised steering mount to reduce wheel hop and eliminate steering thump” has been added, along with new wheels and tyres and further tweaks to improve steering feel. The new Focus ST range goes on sale in the UK this summer.

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STD anyone???

No?

Something tells me it won't get that name officially...

Hahahahaha, I'll pass thanks :-)

What about a Powershift version? Golf DSG sales are on the up!

Doubt it have a option of auto..... however im surprised likes of Focus ST or Civic Type R dont have some sort of auto box, years ago i never thought Golf GTi would get auto or Skyline GTR successor the GTR, my mate did wonder if there be auto for these he does have auto license after all lol im not a diesel car person or would get one if i was give me Golf GTD anyday :)

Just love the FOCUS!!

2.0D ST?

Mountune version anyone? 200bhp/300lb ft (and a ruined dmf) must be within range.

One of the best decisions Ford has made recently. Look how well the Mondeo ST TDCi sold and, more importantly, how well the Golf GTD and the Leon FR TD sell. Pity they're not using the 2.2 Diesel. A High Powered Fiesta ST TD would be a good move too.

All we need now is a new rear-drive Capri!

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