The latest version of fast Ford fans’ favourite is equipped with a 250 PS, 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine, expected to achieve 0-62 mph in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 154 mph.
Using a tuned EcoBoost engine means Focus ST is expected to return 39 mpg and CO2 emissions of 169 g/km; a 20 percent improvement over the previous Focus ST.
“This is the car that performance Ford fans across the world have been waiting for,” said Mark Ovendon, Ford Britain managing director. “Our engineers have worked hard to make sure drivers will experience the true essence of what the ST badge represents – in Britain, or any of the 40 countries where this global performance car will be sold.”
The three trim levels available are called ST1, ST2 and ST3:
All ST customers will be able to specify the ‘Performance Pack’ which offers the wheels in grey black with a high contrast red finish on the performance brake calipers, plus the ‘Driver Assistance Pack’, with an array of Ford safety features.
The new Focus ST is on sale in Britain from 1st June, for deliveries in September.