Even if they have the same name, the North American version of the Fiesta ST will only be available as a five-door version while in Europe it is only available with 3 doors. If that wasn't enough the European model has 180ps (178bhp) and 240Nm (177 lb-ft) in comparison with the 200ps (197bhp) and 290Nm (214lb/ft) or the North American market.
The engine is the same for each side of the pond, a 1.6liter turbocharged Ecoboost with different outputs connected to a six-speed manual gearbox providing the driver a fuel consumption of 6,9liters every 100km (39mpg).
The ST is 15mm lower than the standard Fiesta working together with an electronic Torque Vectoring Control, an improved braking system and quicker steering ratio of 13,6:1.
The look has to be easily recognized so Ford added a different honeycomb front grille and bumpers, side skirts, 17inch wheels, roof spoiler and rear diffuser. The interior is also unique with leather Recaro sport seats, a new steering wheel and unique trims.
Ford will publicly display the new ST for the USA in the upcoming LA Motor Show.