Ford Fiesta ST

Edition

Ford Fiesta ST Edition
Ford Fiesta ST Edition, 2020, front
Ford Fiesta ST Edition, 2020, rear
Ford Fiesta ST Edition, 2020, badge
Ford Fiesta ST-3, front seats
Ford Fiesta ST-3, boot

THE Fiesta ST is Ford's pocket rocket that sizzles and pops and provides huge fun in a neat stylish package.

And the company recently made it even more tempting by introducing a special version of the model called the ST Edition.

It features suspension tweaks and other changes to give the car even better handling when pushed to its limits.

The three-door model is packed with kit and priced from £27,075 and is aimed at performance driving enthusiasts.

If you want one you will have to move quick as only 300 units will be available for the UK market and all will be finished in a striking Azura Blue paint job.

As you would expect it provides lots of entertainment and is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine which punches out 200ps.

That means it takes just 6.5 seconds to sprint to 62mph and can go on to a top speed of 143mph if you can get it on a track.

Surprisingly it is still quite economical with a high of 46.3mpg on the latest WLTP figures while I averaged just over 39mpg over a week of mixed motoring. Emissions are rated at 158g/km.

Inside the cabin features carbon-fibre effect trim as well as all the usual ST sporting touches and it also comes with ST-protector puddle lamps.

An additional sport mode button is fitted to the steering wheel and the Edition also has an adjustable coilover suspension system that enables customisation of cornering, road-holding and ride-height characteristics.

It also continues to offer the Fiesta ST's Normal, Sport and Track Selectable Drive Modes, with Sport mode now able to be activated directly from the dedicated button on the steering wheel.

The Edition features 18-inch 10 spoke black alloys, a unique ST front grille and rear bumper with a diffusor in high gloss black paint. The roof and door mirrors are also finished in black paint as is the roof spoiler.

Red brake calipers and Ford Performance scuff plates are also fitted along with Ford's performance steering wheel and LED projector headlamps and LED night signature rear lights.

There is a limited slip differential, launch control and Recaro heated and electrically adjustable front seats as well as a premium B&O sound system with 10 speakers and and eight-inch touchscreen with Ford Sync3 Navigation.

You also get lots more including a rear view camera, parking sensors, rear privacy glass and Ford's brilliant Quickclear heated windscreen.

A full package of safety equipment completes the deal along with guaranteed fun.

The Edition corners as if it is on rails but the price you pay for this is the very firm ride which makes things a bit uncomfortable over anything but smooth surfaces.

FAST FACTS

Ford Fiesta ST Edition

Price: £28,770

Mechanical: 197bhp, 1,497cc, 3cyl petrol engine driving front wheels via 6-speed manual gearbox

Max Speed: 144mph

0-62mph: 6.5 seconds

Combined MPG: 40.5

Insurance Group: 28

C02 emissions: 158g/km

Bik rating: 35%

Warranty: 3yrs/60,000 miles

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