The 2020 Ford Fiesta ST comes back sharper than ever, powered by a 3-cylinder 200 hp and equipped with a chassis optimized for the track as much as the road.
Ford argues that its models badged St do not have a sporting vocation as assertive as those with the RS logo, it is clear that the new Fiesta St has some arrangements to go to the circuit. Starting with a limited slip differential, proposed for the first time as an option.
Another surprise, and not least, this high-voltage city girl inaugurates an Ecoboost 3-cylinder block. Ford has already demonstrated a perfect mastery of this architecture. However, he took a new step by using a double injection, direct and indirect, and a three-cylinder deactivation.
This is where the versatility that is expected of a 2020 Ford Fiesta ST Redesign. Under low acceleration, only two cylinders will be operational, which would contribute to a fuel economy of 11% compared to its predecessor, ST200.
2020 Ford Fiesta ST Engine Specs
The important thing is that this 3-cylinder, displaying a cylinder capacity of 1.5 litres as at BMW and Mini, claims the same power (200 hp) and the same torque (290 Nm) as the 4-cylinder 1.6 litre it replaces. However, Ford is announcing a slight increase in performance, including a 0 to 100 km/h performed in 6.5 s instead of 6.7 s, and a maximum speed of 232 km/h.
Assuming that the mass of 2020 Fiesta ST evolves little, this velocity could come from the efficiency of its transmission. For the stopped departures, the mechanical differential Quaife is a valuable asset, especially as Ford has added a power-assisted start device (Launch Control) with the display on the 6.5-inch touchscreen.
The engineers at Ford Performance seem to have particularly cared for the adjustments of the chassis of the 2020 Ford Fiesta ST. More direct Direction, “torque vectoring” effect at the front to limit the understeer and patent deposited for the guidance of the rear torsion axle, so To better control the geometry in support.
The driver promoted to pilot will be well propped up in a Recaro bucket seat and has three driving modes, as well as an exhaust valve to release the 3-cylinder chant. He should have a smile. What we will not fail to check in a test scheduled next May.