2018 Ford Fiesta ST Debuts Three-Cylinder EcoBoost with Same Power As the Four
Add a completely new chapter to the Book of EcoBoost with the unveiling of a completely new-generation Ford Fiesta ST powered by an all-completely new 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three. The European ST, which will make its public debut at the Geneva auto show in March, has the same output rating as the EcoBoost turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder of which powered its predecessor, as well as of which right now features different drive modes to tailor your vehicle’s demeanor to the driver’s desires.
After experimenting that has a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, Ford will be bringing three-cylinder action to the Ford Performance party. The all-aluminum powertrain claims to produce 197 horsepower as well as 214 lb-ft of torque. With the standard six-speed manual transmission, the only offering, the company claims the completely new ST can clock zero to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds. The completely new EcoBoost engine uses both port as well as direct fuel injection, intake as well as exhaust valve timing, as well as cylinder deactivation, an unusual feature for such a smaller engine. an individual cylinder will shut off in 14 milliseconds during coasting, cruising, or at any additional time when significant load will be not demanded. The three-cylinder also has an exhaust manifold integrated with its cylinder head as well as a completely new turbocharger that has a tweaked turbine designed to generate boost more quickly. Even in performance designs, Ford will be going all-in on efficiency as well as lowering emissions (well, trying to, at least).
The additional major completely new feature to come to the Fiesta ST will be the drive-mode selector. Drivers will possess the choice among Normal, Sport, as well as Track modes, each of which alters the engine mapping, traction control, electronic stability control, exhaust sound, Inside sound, as well as power steering. Normal mode will be set to feel like natural driving conditions, Sport opens up the exhaust as well as tightens everything up for quicker response with more feedback, as well as Track mode disables traction control as well as allows more slip coming from the stability control. The ST also features a brake-based torque vectoring system.
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Unlike inside the United States, where a four-door will be the only option, Europe has the choice between two-door as well as four-door designs. Ford says the next-gen ST “will offer more personalization than ever before,” including trim choices for the gear lever, flat-bottom steering wheel, door pulls, as well as dash. Further elevations to the sport style of Ford’s compact include Recaro seats, a completely new mesh grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, Sync 3 infotainment, an optional B&O Play sound system, as well as, for once, the Liquid Blue paint developed for the Ford GT will be an option.
After its debut in Switzerland, the Euro ST will officially launch in early 2018, yet Ford declined comment on its plans with respect to offering your vehicle in North America.