Ford Fiesta ST-3 comes out of the woodwork

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The Ford Fiesta ST-3 has made its debut in the United Kingdom just a year after the Ford Fiesta ST’s debut. The Fiesta ST is adorned in Ford’s Sport technologies, spearheaded by the folks in the United States. Having debut in 2005, the compact Hot Hatch has proven to be anything but boring. The Ford ST is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and sport-tuned suspension, as well as an improved braking system. (click to enlarge)

More than 6,250 units have been accounted for in the U.K. making it a favorable Hot Hatch for the Brits. Plenty of elements have been transferred from the original Hot Hatch to the ST3, such as; a unique grille and chin spoiler, fascia extensions, rear diffuser, dual-exhaust, high-mount spoiler and 17-inch wheels.

The 2014 Fiesta ST gets these fresh items; Keyless entry, Sony DAB radio/CD with navigation system, Cruise control, Automatic headlights, Rain sensing wipers, Auto-dimming rear view mirror, Power-fold door mirrors with puddle lamps and automatic temperature control.

The Compact Hot Hatch ST3 takes on a 1.6 EcoBoost poweplant that’s paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission for an output of 197 hp and 274 Nm of torque. A 0 – 100km/h sprint is done in a respectable 6.9 seconds and top speed gets up to 223 km/h (139 mph). Fuel and emissions ratings for the Fiesta ST are specified 47.9 mpg and 138g/km; based on the previous edition. Comparably, the Fiesta ST does better than a MINI Cooper S (rated 181 hp and 240 Nm) and a Chevrolet Sonic RS (138 hp, 200 Nm).

From the previous Fiesta ST specs, the ST3 version assures a good sound on the open road. It features a modified version of the sound symposer implemented on other Ford products. The sound symposer provides an enhanced soundtrack for drivers out tackling the open road. It is unique for Fiesta in that the engine sound is directly fed into the passenger cabin to accentuate feedback quality and response.

Fiesta ST is the result of the combined efforts of Team RS in Europe and SVT in the United States. Priced at £19,250, the Fiesta ST3 can be fitted with an optional Rear parking sensors for an additional £250. Five vibrant exterior colors are available: Frozen White, Race Red, Panther Black, Spirit Blue and Molten Orange. The tri-coat Molten Orange is inherited from the Focus ST.

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