Ford Focus ST – the fastest Focus ever

As the new Focus ST has received praised for its powerful engine, some may think that its CO2 emissions have been drastically driven up, which isn’t the case, says Ford.

The new Ford Focus ST is in fact 20 per cent more efficient than the previous Focus ST, and yet more powerful. This is thanks to its frugal 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which is part of Ford’s efficient eco-signature range.

Mark Ovendon, Ford Britain managing director, said: “This is the car that performance Ford fans across the world have been waiting for.”

This 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine produces a massive 247bhp and yet is expected to emit CO2 emissions of just 169g/km and return up to 39mpg. The new Focus ST can also deliver a 0-62mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 154mph.

To match its powerful engine is a selection of trim levels which include an orange/yellow Tangerine Scream paint job, 18-inch alloy wheels, central exhaust layout, red brake callipers and a full leather trim.

Ovendon added: “Our engineers have worked hard to make sure drivers will experience the true essence of what the ST badge represents – in Britain, or any of the 40 countries where this global performance car will be sold.”

The new Ford Focus ST starts from just £21,995 and is available to order now, ahead of the first deliveries in September.

Ford vehicles are available from Perrys Ford of Aylesbury and Perrys Ford of High Wycombe dealerships.