The upgraded EcoBoost engine delivers 212 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque during overboost.Ford has introduced the Fiesta ST200, a Euro-spec variant with a retuned EcoBoost engine.The Fiesta ST's 1.6-liter turbocharged mill delivers 200 PS (197 horsepower) and 214 lb-ft of torque in the US market. The ST200 adds an overboost function for an extra 15 ponies and 22 lb-ft of torque, increasing total output to 212 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of twist for up to 20 seconds.
Engineers also shortened the final-drive ratio from 3.82 to 4.06, enhancing in-gear acceleration. Drivers can expect to reach 62 mph in 6.7 seconds, a slight 0.2-second improvement over the standard ST, with a top speed of 143 mph.
The package has been visually distinguished by an exclusive Storm Grey exterior hue and machined matte-black alloy wheels. Interior accoutrements include partial leather Recaro front seats with silver contrast stitching, illuminated sill plates and silver detailing on the seatbelts.
The ST200 otherwise carries the same upgrades as the basic ST. Both share lowered suspension with sportier dampers, a sharper steering ratio, increased torsional rigidity and a torque-vectoring system that brakes the inside wheel to mitigate understeer.
It is unclear if the same upgrades will eventually extend to the US-market hatchback. Stay tuned to Leftlane for the latest news on any potential North American introduction.
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