Ford Focus ST - Which? first drive

http://whi.ch/Focus-ST?utm_campaign=video_cars&utm_medium=video&utm_source=youtube_channel&utm_content=fordfocusst&utm_term=description The ST is the hottest version of the current model Ford Focus offered to date. It won't ultimately be the most powerful -- a fire-breathing, rear-wheel drive RS will follow, but not until 2014. So, for now, this front-wheel drive racer is the 'performance Ford'. In a break from tradition, this ST won't be offered as a three-door: only practical five-door and estate models are on sale. Under the bonnet, a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine replaces the previous car's five-cylinder 2.5, but it's been tweaked by Ford to offer more horsepower and torque (pulling power) than before. With 247bhp and 265lb ft of torque it's capable of hitting 62mph from rest in 6.8 seconds. That's not quite the six seconds flat of a Vauxhall Astra VXR, but the Ford's power delivery is smoother, making it more useable and enjoyable.

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2013 Ford Focus ST review - What Car?
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2013 Ford Focus ST first drive | Consumer Reports
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Ford Focus ST review - CarBuyer
Ford Fiesta ST review: http://bit.ly/1klWBZ4 Subscribe to the Carbuyer YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/17k4fct Subscribe to Auto Express: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb The all-new Ford Focus ST is a performance-oriented version of the Focus, but is built with an eye on everyday usability as well. As a result it's not only blisteringly quick in a straight line but it's also comfortable and refined too. The suspension strikes a great balance between ensuring sharp handling and softly sprung comfort, while the engine sounds quiet below 3500rpm. Unlike the old Focus ST, the current model is only available as a five-door and it now comes as an estate model too, which means it's more of a family car than ever before. It also starts at a price-tag that greatly undercuts its main rivals. Subscribe to Auto Express magazine and get 6 issues for £1 plus a free gift: http://subscribe.autoexpress.co.uk/cb





Ford Focus ST - Great drives
The new Ford Focus has stepped into the limelight over the last six months with its new 'Tangerine Scream' paint job and punchier, yet more efficient, EcoBoost engine. New engine availability also makes the Focus ST the most powerful Focus ever produced by the American manufacturer. However, we were unsure whether its recent appearance in the new blockbuster film 'The Sweeney' had overhyped it a little. Watch as our racing driver Annalese Ferrari takes our pick of the best fast cars for a spin. For more information on the Ford Focus ST, visit http://www.motortorque.com/




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