Ford has almost more than doubled UK sales of the Focus ST this year, with new-found fleet popularity for the diesel version driving much of that increased volume. The company said has sold 6,700 so far this year, a 172.4% increase (3,240 units) on the 2,460 sold in the whole of 2014, with 45% (3,015) […]
Consider this. In 1975, the Volkswagen Golf GTI developed 110bhp. In 2012, the latest Golf GTI was launched with 220bhp. Granted, the doubling of its output hasn’t occurred at quite the same breakneck clip as Moore’s law, which dictates a twofold increase in microchip performance every two years or so, but it is significant – […]
After Lions owner Martha Ford passed out pink slips on Thursday to the two top employees of the football operation, the effort to spin the situation forward focused on quarterback Matthew Stafford. Some think the Lions won’t keep Stafford. And some around the league think that’s crazy talk. Stafford is 27. Stafford has one 5,000-yard…
Ford Performance and Michelin have announced a new partnership that will see the French rubber company provide the tires for all the Blue Oval's performance models, including the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS, Shelby GT350 and GT350R, F-150 Raptor, and Ford GT. Show More Summary
The Ford Focus ST and Subaru WRX were the two finalists in my new car search and the Focus ST seemed to be winning out due the extra incentives that were being advertised. I emailed a few Ford dealers in my area to negotiate an ST2 and a few Subaru dealers to see if they […] The post A Tale of Two Dealers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
There will be five Focus STs and one Fiesta ST among the over 50 customized vehicles that Ford is bringing to SEMA this year. Continue reading Ford reveals hot hatch lineup for SEMA [w/video] Ford reveals hot hatch lineup for SEMA [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Ford’s Focus ST diesel will be offered with the firm’s new six-speed automatic transmission from early next year. The 182bhp hot hatch, which is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine and made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2014, has so far only been offered with a six-speed manual transmission. While […]
Ford has released an official engine upgrade for the Focus ST, taking power output from the car’s 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine from 247bhp to 271bhp. The upgrade, which comes from engine tuner Mountune, costs £1195 and takes two hours to fit at a main Ford dealer. The upgrade includes a new large capacity intercooler and […]
We test a Ford Focus ST fitted with a Mountune power upgrade kit and some Ford Performance accessories. The end result is one of the most fun Foci we've ever tested. Continue reading 2015 Ford Focus ST Quick Spin [w/video] 2015 Ford Focus ST Quick Spin [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:58:00 EST. Show More Summary
Being a small car is tough these days. Competition out there is intense and buyers are always looking for the best value. Raise the performance bar to hot-hatch territory and things heat up even more. Exclusively available with five doors and a six-speed manual transmission, the Ford Focus ST is one model that boldly walks […]
As we welcome newcomers like the Lexus NX 200t, Mercedes-Benz GL 350 and Ford Focus ST to CarAdvice’s long-termer garage, it’s time to wave goodbye to an office fave: the little Renault Clio RS200 Sport Premium. With 5554 kilometres of action that varied from hill-stalking and behind-the-scenes camera work to daily commuting and furniture hauling, […]
Ford releases an upgrade kit for the Focus ST, 2015 shows a spike in traffic related deaths, and the future of Audi. Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Weekly Recap for 8.21.15 Autoblog Minute: Weekly Recap for 8.21.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Formed in 1980 as an automotive engineering company specializing in preparing race-spec engines, Mountune has been updating Focus and Fiesta hatchbacks for European customers for quite a few years now. In 2013, the aftermarket tuning...Show More Summary
It’s been less than a year since the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] launched the Ford Performance division and made the bold promise to expand its lineup of performance offerings to 12 vehicles—and a lot has happened in the short time that’s passed. Already we’ve seen new beasts like the Ford GT supercar, F-150 Raptor...
Ford Performance's MP275 kit for the 2015 Focus ST takes output up to 275 hp and 296 lb-ft, while maintaining the factory warranty. The setup includes revised engine mapping, a high-flow intercooler, new intake, and all of the necessary hardware. Show More Summary
The Mountune kit includes a revised ECU, high-flow intercooler and air intake.
Ford versus Holden, the definitive Australian automotive rivalry, seen here but not as we know it. There’s not a V8 engine, a sedan body or a rear-wheel-drive configuration in sight. Instead, we have a pair of hot hatches, both (re)launched inside the past few months, that go about doing broadly the same thing as each […]
What’s Hot: Value for money buying, straight-line power, a classier interior. What’s Not: Traction issues, squeezy seats. X-FACTOR: Now with an interior update, the Focus ST delivers plenty of kilowatts-per-dollar. Vehicle Style: Small...Show More Summary
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI better watch out as French automaker Peugeot has unveiled a new 308 GTI that delivers upwards of 270 horsepower. The car is the high-performance variant of Peugeot’s 308 compact range and its development was handled together with the French automaker’s motorsport partner...