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All new Ford Focus ST receives performance features such as twin-scroll turbocharging to make it faster than the previous generation Focus RS.

02 Jul 2019 | International News : U.K.


Powered by a 276bhp 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine - 29bhp more than the preceding Focus ST - Ford's all new Focus ST model achieves even faster in-gear acceleration than the acclaimed previous generation Focus RS.

The new Focus ST receives a 29bhp boost over its predecessor
Twin-scroll turbocharging technology contributes to segment-leading peak torque of 420Nm for immediate response to throttle inputs, and an innovative anti-lag system enables rapid delivery of boost on demand. Flat-shift capability for the six-speed manual gearbox and Launch Control also help optimise standing start performance.

The 2.3-litre EcoBoost's low-inertia turbocharger scavenges exhaust gasses more effectively to optimise the energy transferred into the turbine wheel - producing more power and delivering boost pressure faster. Separated exhaust channels transfer the gas pulses from cylinders one and four, and two and three - minimising pulse interference for a consistent flow of energy.

The ST's straight-line speed is also matched by renewed cornering ability, optimised using Ford's first electronic limited-slip differential. Incorporated into the six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions, the system uses hydraulically activated clutches to redistribute up to 100% of available engine torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract wheelspin. The result is increased agility and a significant reduction in understeer during acceleration through, and out of, corners.

Driver assistance features will aid sporty driving
The Focus ST also delivers greater stopping power than even the previous generation Focus RS, with 330mm front discs and callipers each housing two 44mm diameter pistons. The braking system provides a more connected, confident and consistent pedal feel supported by a sophisticated Electric Brake Booster that builds brake pressure faster and, in Track mode, can further optimise stopping performance in braking scenarios developing 0.7 g‑force or more.

The Focus ST will be available from launch in five-door and estate body styles as well as a 187bhp 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel with a six-speed manual transmission. The Five-door and estate 2.3-litre EcoBoost seven-speed automatic variants will also be introduced from the third quarter of 2019.
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