Ford introduced the charged Focus ST new generationFebruary 18, 2019
The novelty has received a stiffer suspension and technology from the GT and F-150 Raptor
Ford has unveiled information about the new generation hot Focus ST. The model will be offered in hatchback and station wagon with a gasoline or diesel engine. Sales of cars in Europe will begin this summer.
Like the new Focus, the ST modification is built on the C2 modular platform with a lightweight and more rigid design. The rear suspension is an independent multi-link SLA (short long arm) with multi-component mounting sleeves that change the stiffness of the load direction. On the Focus ST, it is supplemented with adaptive shock absorbers CCD (included in the standard equipment of the hatchback with a gasoline turbo engine), every two milliseconds adjusting the level of damping depending on the nature of the movement.
The Ford Focus ST 2.3 EcoBoost received an anti-lag system developed for the GT supercar and the F-150 Raptor pickup. In the Sport and Track modes, it keeps the throttle open for longer, maintaining the rotational speed of the turbocharger impeller.
Under the hood, the new Ford Focus ST can be fitted with a 2.3-liter gasoline EcoBoost (280 hp and 420 Nm of torque) or a two-liter EcoBlue diesel engine (190 hp and 400 Nm of torque). The petrol engine received an optimized intercooler, a unique intake system and exhaust, reducing the back pressure. The unit is combined with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automated gearbox with Adaptive Shift Scheduling (adjusts the switching algorithm to the driving style). In a pair of diesel proposed only manual transmission.
The hot hatch with a gasoline engine is also completed with an eLSD electronic limited slip differential installed in the transmission unit. The EcoBlue version is equipped with a thrust vector control system that brakes the inner front wheel while cornering.
The electric power steering on the Focus ST is 15 percent faster than the “civilian” version of the model, and the selector for driving mode has three basic and one optional profile: normal, for slippery roads, sports and track. The latter is available only for machines with the Performance package.
The Performance Pack also includes a manual transmission transfer function, red brake calipers, and launch control.
The equipment list of the model includes a digital 4.2-inch dashboard, multimedia system with an eight-inch display, adaptive headlights, dynamic cruise control, an active parking assistant and driving around obstacles, as well as a combined leather trim and continents Miko Dinamica. The options list includes 18- or 19-inch wheels and a projection display.
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