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The updated Ford Focus ST has gone on sale, with prices starting from £22,195 - £100 less than the outgoing model.

Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer, the facelifted ST features chassis improvements and reduced emissions, and is available in diesel form for the first time..

Engine options include Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBoost Petrol, which produces 247bhp at 5500rpm and 295lb ft. With this engine the Focus ST can reach a top speed of 154mph, with the 0-62mph sprint covered in 6.5 seconds. The firm points to fuel economy figures of 41.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 159g/km.

The new 2.0-litre TDCi diesel produces 182bhp at 3500rpm alongside 295lb ft. Top speed is placed at 135mph, while the Focus ST’s 0-62mph time increases to 8.1 seconds. It returns a claimed 67.3and emits 110g/km of CO2.

Start-Stop has also been introduced for the first time. All models come with a six-speed manual transmission.

Entry-level ST-1 models feature 18-inch alloy wheels, Ford’s ST body kit, air conditioning, keyless start and Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. Mid-range ST-2 models, which start from £23,695, add Recaro sports seats, LED DRLs, automatic headlights and wipers and dual-zone climate control.

Range-topping ST-3 versions cost from £25,995, and feature upgraded infotainment software, heated front seats, cruise control and rear parking sensors.

First deliveries of the updated Focus ST, which is available in both five-door hatchback and estate forms, are expected in February 2015.

click: autocar.co.uk/car-news/revised-ford-focus-st-sale-22195

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41.5 MPG for the gas model? Not shabby at all. Real world results could be mid- to high-30s? I get real world 25.5 MPG or so with it starting to tick up after 12K mi but it may drop now with the cold coming. And is the STD model really claiming 67.3 MPG? Impressive though others don't think we'll ever see the STD in the States. All that and a nicer looking hood gap, like it so far!
 

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41.5 MPG for the gas model? Not shabby at all. Real world results could be mid- to high-30s? I get real world 25.5 MPG or so with it starting to tick up after 12K mi but it may drop now with the cold coming. And is the STD model really claiming 67.3 MPG? Impressive though others don't think we'll ever see the STD in the States. All that and a nicer looking hood gap, like it so far!
41.5 MPG UK is only 33.2 MPG US for their more optimistic fuel economy cycle. Just 1.2 mpg over the current highway mpg here.
 

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I'm surprised I haven't seen any reviews of it yet. Are there any reviews out there? I would really like to know how well the new chassis settings work. And it sounds like they got a lot more torque from the engine, if the claim of 295 lb-ft is correct. Perhaps it has something close to the ford racing tune?
 

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41.5 MPG UK is only 33.2 MPG US for their more optimistic fuel economy cycle. Just 1.2 mpg over the current highway mpg here.
Ah, ok. Imperial units in there somewhere? It did seem like way too big a jump in efficiency. 33 MPG US is great for someone entering the ST market but not enough to make a switch from an older model I don't think, not just on efficiency anyway. A foot sensored hatch like found in some other models could help swing my vote a bit though lol!
 

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Ah, ok. Imperial units in there somewhere? It did seem like way too big a jump in efficiency. 33 MPG US is great for someone entering the ST market but not enough to make a switch from an older model I don't think, not just on efficiency anyway. A foot sensored hatch like found in some other models could help swing my vote a bit though lol!
The source article is from the UK, they measure fuel economy in imperial gallons. It's also why you see sky high figures posted for diesel engine cars when the same car is rated at only ~40 mpg us highway though it might get up to 50 mpg us in the real world. E.x. the Golf TDI....
 

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I'm surprised I haven't seen any reviews of it yet. Are there any reviews out there? I would really like to know how well the new chassis settings work. And it sounds like they got a lot more torque from the engine, if the claim of 295 lb-ft is correct. Perhaps it has something close to the ford racing tune?
295 lb-ft of torque is only for the ST 182 hp diesel version. The petrol is unchanged. We don't even get the twin scroll turbo from the 15 edge and the revised 2.0L EcoBoost that goes with it.
 

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We went through this on the forum before the ST was released in 2012. It isn't just the difference between Imperial gallons and US gallons. The entire European testing cycle is different, and far more generous. What they call "Combined" is close to our "Highway" MPG. What they call "Extra Urban" (Europe's version of "Highway) is very nearly unobtainable. You can get close to those results by driving in the top gear on a perfectly flat surface at a constant and unvarying 50 mph or so.

The difference between Imperial gallons and US gallons is that there is 20 percent more fuel. But the fact that "Combined" yields something similar to our US EPA Highway miles after multiplying by .833, is strictly coincidental because the testing cycle is dramatically different from that in the US. It is convenient for getting a ballpark figure, but it could be off by as much as 3 mpg in US testing.
 
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