Ford Focus ST a welcome arrival to Ireland

The exciting new Ford Focus ST has arrived in Ireland. The car builds on Ford’s long heritage of performance models and carries the DNA of the company’s renowned previous ST and RS cars.

The exciting new Ford Focus ST has arrived in Ireland. The car builds on Ford’s long heritage of performance models and carries the DNA of the company’s renowned previous ST and RS cars.

This latest Focus ST is Ford’s first truly global performance car and has been jointly developed by Ford’s RS team in Europe and the Special Vehicles Team (SVT) in the US.

Ensuring the high level of driving dynamics that enthusiasts have come to expect from a Ford performance model, the new Focus ST is powered by a specially developed direct-injection 2.0 litre, all alloy, turbocharged, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine with a 250PS output. And yet, the car remains capable of returning a fuel efficiency performance of 7.2L/100Km and CO2 emissions of 169g/km – 20 percent better than its predecessor.

Standard specification in the new Focus ST includes Ford Power keyless start, sporty Recaro seats, Bluetooth and 18” alloy wheels.

The car is available in two series: ST and ST2 both with the 2.0 litre EcoBoost 250PS powertrain. Prices are as follows:

Focus ST - €35,170

Focus ST2 - €37,470

Focus ST2 features Ford’s acclaimed SYNC system as standard. SYNC is an advanced voice control, device integration and connectivity interface. It enables users to connect mobile phones and music players by Bluetooth or USB, make hands-free telephone calls, and control music and other functions using voice commands.

The Focus ST has a starring role in the new all-action movie adaptation of the classic 70’s British police series, The Sweeney, with actors Ray Winstone and “Plan B” Ben Drew playing Regan and Carter.