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You can view the page at http://fordstnation.com/content.php?r=185-The-2013-Focus-ST-is-Ready-to-Take-Orders!

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Early orders to receive GoPro® HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery

Power Increase on 2.0L Ecoboost
Ford Focus ST is SAE-certified at 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque from efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine with low-inertia turbocharger with overboost feature
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Order Bank Opens for New High Performance Ford Focus ST
• Ford Focus ST is SAE-certified at 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque from efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine with low-inertia turbocharger with overboost feature
• Focus ST offers available full-leather, six-way power Recaro® seats, unique interior treatment and an advanced three-mode, driver-adjustable stability control system
• Early orders to receive GoPro® HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery

DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2012 – Drivers in the U.S. can now place their order for the new Ford Focus ST, a high-performance hatchback that will offer exhilarating performance and handling, a distinctive interior and muscular exterior design.

Focus ST, Ford’s first global performance car, will integrate a collection of advanced and sport-oriented technologies previously unavailable to North American customers. The combination of these technologies into a refined yet high-performance sport compact will elevate the category and further cement Focus as the most complete compact car range sold in North America.

Customers interested in Focus ST build and pricing options should visit: 2013 Ford Focus ST | Experience the Thrill | Ford.com.

Among the more visible options will be the Tangerine Scream metallic color that will be offered exclusively on the Focus ST as well as race-inspired Recaro® seats with matching color accents.

Ford is offering drivers who preorder a 2013 Focus ST the GoPro® HD Hero2 Motorsports Edition camera pack upon delivery. Already a staple in the motorsports and action sport communities, a GoPro is the ideal camera to capture a spirited drive or Focus ST track day. The first 1000 Pre-sale orders placed between May 1st and August 20th are eligible for the GoPro HD Hero2 Camera System. Cameras will be sent after vehicle delivery

“We recognize Focus ST customers are very social in nature and will love having the right tool to share their amazing drive experiences,” said Lisa Schoder, Ford Focus ST Marketing manager. “I look forward to seeing videos of the Focus ST taking on some great roads across the U.S.

“Some cars in this category are entertaining on the track, but much less practical for daily driving,” Schoder added. “We think we’ve hit the perfect balance between pure driving exhilaration and everyday livability with this car.

“In terms of athletics, the Focus ST is a gold-medal decathlete,” she said. “You can easily live with the car every day; when the time comes to really drive it; very few will be left wanting.”

Performance EcoBoost
The heart of the Focus ST is a reworked EcoBoost® 2.0-liter engine massaged for very sporting throttle input responsiveness, strong off-idle power and a broad torque curve. The engine produces 252 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.

“The power delivery has no weak spots, there’s no way to be left flat-footed,” Schoder said. “At the same time, drivers wanting to spin this motor into the upper octaves will be rewarded.”

To enhance the full experience for the driver, Focus ST is equipped with a sound symposer box that enriches the natural sounds of the motor by capturing internal engine oscillations and piping them through the interior under throttle. In part-throttle driving, the car’s power is felt more than heard; under full throttle, the engine music is naturally amplified through the symposer box.

Power, torque and engine notes are even more impressive in the context of its efficiency. Official EPA figures are not yet available, but Schoder said she expects exceptional fuel economy for Focus ST, especially for this class.

World-class chassis technology
The unique sport suspension combines several technologies never before seen. Designed to give drivers enhanced agility on winding roads while still inspiring high-speed confidence, the variable-ratio steering rack makes steering less sensitive on the straightaways but increases sensitivity at the corners. It can also help drivers at slow speeds, like when maneuvering into a tight parking spot.

The electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) on Focus ST is enhanced with torque steer compensation. More aggressive tuning of the torque steer compensation allows drivers to accelerate while still maintaining grip on roads with uneven surfaces. The system detects the torque steer those conditions can create and counteracts the effect to help the driver feel in complete control.

Advancing the state of the sport compact art
Focus ST will offer Recaro sport seats, unique 18-inch Y-spoke ST wheels, dual-zone climate control, Xenon headlights and leather appointments throughout the cabin. Its superior chassis rigidity aids the suspension in providing a firm, but quiet and controlled ride. The instrument cluster features ST-unique sport gauges with red needle pointers to monitor turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature levels.

Advanced technology such as available SYNC® with MyFord Touch® will also be available for Focus ST, along with a Sony® Audio System, HD Radio™ and 10-speaker surround sound.

More information regarding Focus ST can be found at 2013 Ford Focus ST | Experience the Thrill | Ford.com or or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialFordST.
 

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Page not live yet? I can follow the link above, but clicking Build and Price just stalls for me. Anyone else?
 

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Nevermind...I got in!
 

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I knew it would be 30k loaded!
Can't itemize either! st1,st2, and st3 with moonroof as only real upgrade. MPG's will be my deal breaker. Mustang gt premium is only couple k more then a ST3, and insurance is the same for both. I think the ST will be a higher premium then the GT when it comes out. At least 30 mpg will make it or break it! lol
 

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The ST3 is only a few grand less than the Mustang GT, but the base model GT doesn't have leather seats, or many of the upgrades you want if you are considering the ST3 over the ST1/2 so after you add those options to the Mustang GT you are $5-6k more than the base model price.

Also I am having troubles with the build and price function on the site, when I click the link I get the build and price page but it is covered in this text that I can't seem to get rid of.
 

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The ST3 is only a few grand less than the Mustang GT, but the base model GT doesn't have leather seats, or many of the upgrades you want if you are considering the ST3 over the ST1/2 so after you add those options to the Mustang GT you are $5-6k more than the base model price.

Also I am having troubles with the build and price function on the site, when I click the link I get the build and price page but it is covered in this text that I can't seem to get rid of.
You'll noticed I compared it to a GT premium. I can get a base GT on A-plan for $28k. A gt premium with recaros for $31-32k. ST3 is $30k(no A-plan), and GT premium is $32k on A-plan
 

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Has anyone had any insite as to what the accessories are in the build and price option ? All it says is contact your dealer for more details but I was just curious if anybody on here knows what is included in the accessories
 

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I would imagine there would be the same dealer installed accessories as on a standard focus, Was considering splash guards and wheel locks...but it's not that big of a deal to me either way.
 

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I wasn't sure if things like painted brake calipers would be in this category or not. If it was that would be a huge plus for me.
 

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I wasn't sure if things like painted brake calipers would be in this category or not. If it was that would be a huge plus for me.
Why for the life of me Ford Marketing/Sales did not go with that style package here in NA is beyond me.

Remember this document? http://fordstnation.com/focus-st-ge...ing-info-switzerland-translated.html#post1407

They [European Markets] get those grey wheels and red calipers. For an extra $495 or whatever would you get that package? I would, heck it adds a more character to the vehicle. Now I'll have to do it myself, which is not terrible, but it won't be as good as what Stock painting will be. Moreover, I think I want to paint my stock wheels matte black or something.

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It makes me wonder if Ford is not expecting anything big with the ST, in the NA market. You know, if sales are good they will bring those style options/packages here to the states. In Europe, where the ST has been around for years it is proven to sell. They have TONS of configurable options. :?:
 

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Why for the life of me Ford Marketing/Sales did not go with that style package here in NA is beyond me.

Remember this document? http://fordstnation.com/focus-st-ge...ing-info-switzerland-translated.html#post1407

They [European Markets] get those grey wheels and red calipers. For an extra $495 or whatever would you get that package? I would, heck it adds a more character to the vehicle. Now I'll have to do it myself, which is not terrible, but it won't be as good as what Stock painting will be. Moreover, I think I want to paint my stock wheels matte black or something.

:8:

It makes me wonder if Ford is not expecting anything big with the ST, in the NA market. You know, if sales are good they will bring those style options/packages here to the states. In Europe, where the ST has been around for years it is proven to sell. They have TONS of configurable options. :?:
I 150% agree with you. I highly doubt ford Is prepared for how well this vehicle is going to be received here and once they understand that the NA market is into it they will be more and more inclined to through everything the euro market gets at us in future models . But yes Matt black rims with painted calipers will look stunning on this vehicle in almost every color option.

Thanks guys :D
 

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I 150% agree with you. I highly doubt ford Is prepared for how well this vehicle is going to be received here and once they understand that the NA market is into it they will be more and more inclined to through everything the euro market gets at us in future models . But yes Matt black rims with painted calipers will look stunning on this vehicle in almost every color option.

Thanks guys :D
Ordered mine! :ST:
 
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