Ford Focus ST Edition: A fusion of racing car performance and family car comfort

Ford Focus ST Edition: A fusion of racing car performance and family car comfort

Ford Focus ST Edition: A fusion of racing car performance and family car comfort | Photo: Ford Works

The all-new Ford Focus ST offers adjustable suspension, Brembo front brakes and a powerful EcoBoost engine that ensures maximum performance on road and track. Standard equipment includes popular comfort options such as the B&O audio system, the driver assistance package and the winter package, which are highly valued by Ford Focus ST X customers. Exclusive Azura Blue color scheme with black accents high-gloss and special Motion Blue interior give the model a stunning look.

A combination of racing car performance and family car comfort

Maximum driving pleasure in everyday traffic as well as on closed circuits: The Ford Focus ST* Edition is probably the most versatile sports car in the manufacturer’s history. Its manufacturers have created a luxury car for sports car lovers that combines the performance of a racing car with the comfort features of a family car.

  • Ford Performance tuned the adjustable coilover suspension for individual driving dynamics
  • High-performance Brembo systems on the front axle for constant braking torque after lap
  • Weight-optimized 19-inch alloy wheels manufactured using a flow forming process that is also used for aero components, and special Pirelli P Zero Corsa sports tires.
  • 280 HP 2.3 L EcoBoost engine for acceleration from 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, with a torque of 420 Nm

Standard equipment for the Ford Focus ST Edition

Apart from its driving talents, the Focus ST* Edition also impresses with its many standard equipment. In addition to the winter package, it also includes an additional driving assistance package, a B&O sound system and many other popular details. The latest model in the “Sport Technologies” family from Ford Performance can now be ordered in Germany. It is only available in the five-door hatchback version with a 6-speed manual transmission as well as in a special Azura Blue color finish with high-gloss black upholstery and interior highlights in Motion Blue. “The new Ford Focus ST combines the best that Ford Performance has to offer in a package that is perfectly suited for everyday use,” explains Stefan Münzinger, Head of Ford Performance Europe. “Our approach to ‘Sports Technology’ means our customers can always enjoy the challenge of a track day without making major compromises on their cars’ dynamic capabilities.”

Adjustable suspension for maximum control

The tuning of the Ford Focus ST Edition was well-coordinated in the hands of experts from Ford Performance, who also conducted extensive testing on the famous Nordschleife of the Nürburgring for their development work. The 2-way adjustable suspension from motorsport specialist KW features dual dampers with stainless steel housings and powder-coated coil springs with a maximum 50 percent spring rate. Compared to the Ford Focus ST In the Ford Focus ST Edition, the length of the car can be reduced by 20 millimeters more.

Customizable chassis tuning

Drivers can adjust the tuning of the vibration dampers and thus the cornering behavior of the Ford Focus ST Edition according to their personal needs. The level of compression – that is, the size of the upper movement of the damper when the wheel touches the front – can be changed in twelve steps. There are even 16 click positions available for rebound – they affect rebound behavior. As a guide to optimal configuration, buyers of the Ford Focus ST Edition receive technical information with recommended suspension settings for various conditions and routes, including a special configuration for the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. This allows performance enthusiasts to fine tune the release design to their liking.

Improved technology and performance

The improved 19-inch light alloy wheels reduce unsprung mass in each wheel well by ten percent compared to the standard Ford Focus ST X**. Thanks to their low mass, the wheels can execute changes of direction more quickly, adapt better to the road and follow the profile and make better use of the grip capacity of the high performance Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. The visible result is greater agility in terms of acceleration, braking and lateral acceleration in curves. A modern process of flow molding is used to manufacture rims. Light metal is pressed in such a way that it has the same tensile strength and maximum impact resistance while using less material. The Ford Focus ST version is also powered by a 2.3 liter EcoBoost turbo petrol engine. It has a twin-scroll turbocharger with a low profile and develops a constant peak output of 206 kW (280 hp) at 5,500 rpm. The maximum torque of 420 Nm is between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm. This enables it to run from standstill to 100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds, and the Ford Focus ST Edition reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.

Maximum comfort for everyday use

The standard equipment of the Ford Focus ST Edition includes many details that are already among the most popular additions to customers of the ST X model. The optional driver assistance package includes, among other things, a cruise control system adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition and lane pilot for easy and safe driving on highways. There is also Blind Spot Assist with Cross Traffic Alert. In terms of comfort, a premium B&O sound system with ten speakers, a subwoofer and 675 watts of output power is on board doing the old stuff. A winter package is also included as standard. In addition to the steering wheel and separate seat heating, it also includes a heated windshield for quick de-icing when starting in cold conditions.

Special paintwork unique to the Focus ST

The new version of the Ford Focus ST has been launched with an exclusive special paint job in Azura Blue. The wheels, the roof including the spoiler, the rear diffuser and the border of the ST logo shine in contrasting black. On the interior, Motion Blue decorative stitching on the upholstery of the Ford Performance seats, steering wheel, gear knob, knee pads on the center console and floor mats add an attractive accent.

The new Ford Focus ST* version rounds off the Ford Focus ST