2018 Ford Fiesta ST got smaller engine & a bigger punch
Following the teaser image and short video previously this week, Ford has revealed the details on its updated 2018 Fiesta ST, which will have its first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show.
The good news for Ford’s pint-size hot hatchback is that it will be tumbling the 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in favor of a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine. The first three-pot engine in the Ford Performance family will deliver the same 197 horsepower as its predecessor, but will pack a touch more torque with 213 pound-feet as an alternative of 202.
Ford also assures furl economy enhancements with the downsized power plant that also contains cylinder deactivation that cuts fuel to one of the three cylinders during low-load situations. Unlocking and fit into the place again the cylinder takes merely 14 milliseconds, as per Ford.
A latest Drive Mode system is also new presenting three selectable settings: Normal, Sports & Tracks. Toggling throughout the diverse modes adjusts the ST’S engine response, steering, stability control and active exhaust behavior. But the mildest Normal setting is recommended for daily driving.
Winding up the 2018 updates are light visual enhancements including new 18-inch wheel designs and a new Liquid Blue paint option for outside. In case of inside more personalization choices will be obtainable with broader trim options for the gear shifter, steering wheel, door pull and dashboard to go along with the Recaro sport seats and flat-bottom steering wheel.