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New Ford Focus ST 2014 revealed | Carbuyer

 

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Sportier looks and diesel engine option for new Focus ST unveiled at Goodwood Ford has unveiled the new Ford Focus ST at the Goodwood Festival of Speed today. The new ST range will include a diesel engine option for the first time, offering ST buyers the lower running costs associated with diesel engines as well as the sporty performance expected from cars with the ST badge.Ford says that improving ‘the entire driving experience’ was the number one objective of Ford Team RS, the European arm of Fords Global Performance Vehicle group, when developing the new Focus ST. The new car gets a reworked suspension and revised steering for improved handling, and Ford says it has also improved the smoothness of the engines.The new 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine produces 183bhp and will take the Focus ST from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds. The car should be very cheap to run in relation to its performance – Ford claims it is capable of 64.2mpg and produces 114g/km of CO2, meaning the car will cost £30 per year to tax.The more powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 247bhp and is faster from 0-62mph than the diesel as a result, taking 6.5 seconds. Unsurprisingly, economy is worse for the extra pace, with a claimed figure of 41.5mpg and CO2 emissions standing at 158g/km for road tax of £180.On the outside, Ford has

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