2014 Ford Fiesta ST EcoBoost at Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

Log Angeles is the witness of excitement among fans and brands owners. Sports coupe along with small cars is in top list. Ford has introduced new 2014 Ford Fiesta ST at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2012 in small cars segment. Small car segment is a hot in North America. The same performance model has been launched in Europe in 2005. The award-winning Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine propels the 2014 Fiesta ST with an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque while Mini Cooper S with 181 horsepower and a torque of 177 lb.-ft. In the same B-segment Sonic RS produces just 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. Mark Roberts, Ford-Fiesta calibration supervisor says, “This is a rewarding car to rev”. It has 177 lb.-ft. of torque available from 1,600 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. by 3,500 rpm. It seems that Fiesta ST has the engine of twice of its size and produce double performance. It is available in 5-door hatchback in North America. It has exclusively equipped with 6-speed manual transmission.

2014 Fiesta ST is expected to be a segment leader in both performance and fuel efficiency. It is expected that this car would achieve up to 34 mpg. It has unique 17-inch wheels that show that it’s made for the racetrack, overall steering ratio of 13.6:1. The Fiesta ST body sits 15 millimeters closer to the ground than the base model. It has three modes electronic stability control – standard, sport or off - that will provide required amount of electronic help during different type of condition.  For sharp cornering with easy handling and firmer grip on road is provided by the rear axle increased roll stiffness and enhanced Electronic Torque Vectoring Control. The new Fiesta ST is a collective effort of Team RS in Europe and SVT in the United States.

2014 Ford Fiesta ST Los Angeles Auto Show 2012

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS of 2014 FORD FIESTA ST (U.S.)

1.6-liter five-door hatchback
BODY
Construction Unitized steel body
Final assembly Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico
location
POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS
ENGINE
Type 1.6-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost®
Manufacturing Bridgend, UK
location
Configuration Aluminum block and head
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 3.10 x 3.20inches/79.0 x 81.4 mm
Displacement 97.4 cu. in./1,596 cc
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 197 @ 6,350 rpm (est. w/premium fuel)
Torque 215lb.-ft.@ 5,000 rpm (est. w/premium fuel)
Recommended fuel 87 octane
Fuel capacity 12.4 gallons
Fuel injection Gasoline turbo-charged direct injected
Oil capacity 4.25 quarts with filter
Emission control Three-way catalyst
Federal emissions Tier 2 Bin 4/LEV II
(tailpipe/evaporation)
(50-state)
DRIVETRAIN
Layout Front-wheel drive
TRANSMISSION
Standard Six-speed manual
Gear ratios
First 3.727
Second 2.098
Third 1.357
Fourth 1.030
Fifth 0.821
Sixth 0.690
Reverse 3.730
Final drive 3.82 to 1

SUSPENSION

Front Independent MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Rear Twist beam with coil springs
STEERING
Type rack-and-pinion with EPAS
Ratio 13.6:1
Turning circle 35.5 ft.
curb-to-curb
BRAKES
Type Power-assisted disc brakes with four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) and three-mode
Advance Trac Electronic Stability Control
Front 10.9-inch vented disc
Rear 9.96-inch solid disc
TIRES AND WHEELS (TYPE, SIZE)
ST Hatchback 17-inch alloy wheels with summer performance tires

DIMENSIONS

(inches unless otherwise noted)

EXTERIOR

Wheelbase 98.0
Length 160.1
Width 67.8
Height 57.2
Track, front/rear 57.7/57.0
INTERIOR
Seating capacity Five
Front headroom 39.1
Front legroom 42.2
Front shoulder room 52.7
Front hip room 50.6
Rear headroom 37.2
Rear legroom 31.2
Rear shoulder room 49.0
Rear hip room 49.2
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES
Total passenger volume 85.1
(cu. ft.)
Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 10.1 –full-size spare tire included
Maximum towing
capacity Not recommended
(properly equipped)
BASE CURB WEIGHT (POUNDS)
Manual transmission 2,720
FUEL ECONOMY City/highway
1.6-liter,six-speed Not yet EPA rated
manual
Specifications subject to change (FORD U.S.)
Auto Press Release 2012

Ford to Launch Fiesta ST in North America, Brings Big Speed and Style to the Small Car Market

-Fiesta ST – a well-known hot hatch born in Europe and now ready for North America – packs a punch with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine producing nearly 200 horsepower
-New Fiesta ST is Ford’s latest vehicle to wear the Sport Technologies badge, a global performance brand that debuted in North America earlier this year with the launch of the Focus ST
-Exclusively equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is expected to be a segment leader in both performance and fuel efficiency

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26, 2012 – Small cars continue to be a hot segment in North America and with the new Fiesta ST, introduced here at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford is expected to have the hottest hatch around.

Fiesta ST, a performance model first launched in Europe back in 2005, is yet another proof point from Ford that small cars are anything but boring. In addition to a precision sport-tuned suspension and an improved braking system, Fiesta ST packs a punch under the hood.

A new high-output variant of the award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine propels Fiesta ST with an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. of torque. In comparison, Mini Cooper S makes do with 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft., while Chevrolet Sonic RS produces just 138 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft.

Unlike the competition, Fiesta ST doesn’t simply look like a performance car; it’s got the guts to back it up.

“This is a rewarding car to rev,” says Mark Roberts, Fiesta calibration supervisor. “With 177 lb.-ft. of torque available from just 1,600 rpm and 214 lb.-ft. by 3,500 rpm, Fiesta ST gives the performance and feel of an engine twice its size. There’s no waiting at all for the power to just push you back in your seat.”

Fiesta ST may be born with racing DNA, but buyers won’t have to pay for that performance at the pump. Available exclusively as a five-door hatchback in North America and with a six-speed manual transmission, Fiesta ST is projected to achieve up to 34 mpg.

This compact performance machine sports a unique grille and chin spoiler with new rear diffuser and fascia extensions. Bright tipped dual-exhaust pipes and high-mount spoiler along with unique 17-inch wheels complete the visual package: Fiesta ST looks like it’s made for the racetrack. The car is first of its nameplate to receive the Molten Orange tri-coat metallic paint.

Fiesta ST steering is more direct and responsive than the base model. A unique suspension with modified front knuckle makes for a quicker overall steering ratio of 13.6:1.

The rear axle gets increased roll stiffness to improve stability through fast corners, while the Fiesta ST body sits 15 millimeters closer to the ground than the base model.

Increased mechanical grip provided by the suspension improvements is further enhanced with electronic Torque Vectoring Control to reduce understeer during hard cornering maneuvers. Three-mode electronic stability control – standard, sport or off – enables the ST driver to select the amount of electronic aid based on current conditions. Overall, Fiesta ST provides enthusiastic drivers with the ideal mix of performance handling and ride comfort.

Fiesta ST will also sound good on the open road. It features the mechanical version of the sound symposer first used on the Focus ST, which went on sale in North America earlier this year, to provide an enhanced soundtrack for drivers out tackling the open road. It is unique for Fiesta in that for the first time the engine sound is directly fed into the passenger cabin to accentuate feedback quality and response.

Fiesta ST is the result of the combined efforts of Team RS in Europe and SVT in the United States.

Auto Press Release Source :  Ford