Test Ford Focus ST 2.0 EcoBoost 250 HP, an celebration for your senses

Prueba Ford Focus STThe Ford Focus always has been an institution within the brand of the oval. The compact takes giving war since 1998 and since then has been a sales success. Came to happen to any other model mythical as was the Ford Escort, and from the beginning has been variants sports. To find us for the first time with the Ford Focus ST we have to move up to the year 2002, when the name ‘Sport Technologies came to stay .

By then the Focus ST first generation was mounted on a gasoline engine Zetec 2.0-liter could reach up to 170 HP of power. It was also below a RS as is currently happening. With the transition to the second generation things changed in this sport. Went to use a gas 2.5 five cylinder that developed 225 HP, much more prestacional and tragón. The third and current generation will go back to four cylinders with the 2.0 EcoBoost 250 CV that we tested.

The Ford Focus ST, as we already know is offered with the body compact 5-door and the body family SportBreak. But one of the major developments that brings the current model is the introduction for the first time a mechanical diesel. The 2.0 TDCi joins the ST range, with its 185 HP of power and the advantage of having a consumption content with a performance notable. So much so that it is expected that will sell more or less equally the petrol engine and the diesel. Although we, for this test we are left with the 250 HP of the gasoline.

Very striking

Prueba Ford Focus STIf you want to start talking about the Ford Focus ST we have to say that inside of it will be impossible to pass unnoticed. While it is true I am not a big fan of the Focus normal, we must recognize that this version has been unchecked and a lot of it. escape from the conventions, fulfilling something we were a bit at fault on the Peugeot 308 GTi. And as if choose the color Yellow Sport to the body, such as that carried our unit, and is optional for 1250 euro, we will convert the ST into a magnet of glances.

The changes of the ST in front of the Focus conventional are very obvious. The front bumper is specific, the more width and attractiveness of the series. Stands out for its hexagonal grille honeycomb that integrates the initials ST on one side and which moves the badge of the oval at the top, bordering with the hood. A hood which will have a marked ribbing that highlight your character. We can not fail to mention the new headlights, which are more narrow and stylized.

Prueba Ford Focus STIf we continue along the side, our eyes will be focused on the eye-catching 19-inch alloy wheels (18-inch as standard). With its glossy black color will contrast perfectly with the tone ‘yellow-orange’ body. Not to mention their brake calipers in red color. To keep with the sportiness of the set have installed a few prominent side skirts and have tinted the crystals.

We passed to the rear, one of the areas where we must focus on the Ford Focus ST. We started at the top, since the ceiling part a rear spoiler that integrates the brake light. The rear window has dimensions quite contained, while the drivers remain intact. The bumper if that is different in this sporty version, more wide and eye-catching. Although without a doubt what stands out the most is his exhaust, dual output located in the center and with a curious polygonal shape.

Quality and sportiness to the interior

Prueba Ford Focus STWhen we passed to the interior of the Ford Focus ST at the moment, we will know that we are not in a Focus either. What we say about all by your sports seats signed by Recaro, which are in black leather with the initials ST embroidered and with seams in white by contrast. This configuration and the signature of Recaro also extend in the rear seats. A few seats are remarkable, with the advantages of that in our unit, the squares in front are heated and electrically adjustable.

we’re Going to continue talking about the specific details that you only find in this Focus ST. We need to highlight the multifunction steering wheel three-spoke lined in leather and at the bottom you receive a trim with the initials ST. The touch will be outstanding, as well as that of their sports pedals alloy. The shifter has a metallic appearance and the number of the brand will painted in red. On the dashboard you will find three watches that indicate the temperature and pressure of the oil pressure blowing turbo’s.

Prueba Ford Focus STWhen we opened the doors, we find a curious detail that extends into the range Focus. Optionally install a protections plastic that cover the frame of the door just at the time you open it. In normal situations, are hidden, and can only be deployed with the opening, by preventing the body from being scratched with the typical bumps when we parked too close to a wall. In addition, if we look down we see in the thresholds of doors a graph with the initials of the model that is illuminated at night.

so others will find the same thing that at any Focus, with the virtue of having a very complete equipment. Our Ford Focus ST is presented with the multimedia system SYNC 2 that have been linked to a 8-inch touch screen. its operation is very intuitive and has the advantage of being able to split the screen into four parts, being able to see different types of information. Also there is a lot of technology, with systems of driving assistance such as a reader of signals, control of the involuntary change of lane or assistant emergency braking.

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Prueba Ford Focus STThat the Ford Focus ST is a compact sports does not mean that it is usable for the day-to-day. In the majority of aspects will have the same habitability that a Focus on normal, but there will also be a number of differences. Started by sport seats that we found in the squares front. Their conditions are perfect for a mountain road, since not even the most twisted of the curves will get you to move. This has a disadvantage: are so close, which can be somewhat annoying on long trips.

Moving to the second row of seats, our unit also comes signed by Recaro. Has a clear provision for two occupants, so that the central plaza will be more narrow. If we traveled at the side of the convenience will be served, but as we say the fifth passenger will be more uncomfortable because of the shapes and rigidity of the square in the middle. The space for the knees and to the head is pretty good, in line with other models in this segment.

Prueba Ford Focus STThe trunk the Ford Focus ST will not be one of the strongest points. Cubes 363 litres, which means that is a little below the middle of the segment. Will exceed some models such as the Peugeot 308 GTi, SEAT Leon Cupra and Volkswagen Golf GTI. It has the advantage of having a few useful forms and to achieve the 1,148 with litres with the rear seats dejected. Under the floor we find a subwoofer in addition to the spare wheel. Belongs to the Sony sound system optional, with ten speakers.

2.0 EcoBoost 250 CV

Prueba Ford Focus STThe mechanics that we find under the hood of our Ford Focus ST is the gasoline 2.0 EcoBoost 250 CV. This block 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder in-line will be the most powerful option in the range Focus behind the newly launched RS. Develops 250 HP at 5,500 rpm and 360 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. It is the most mechanical prestacional of the Focus ST, but there will be another option. For the first time it offers a diesel, the 2.0 TDCi with an output of 185 HP and 400 Nm. Our unit is the gasoline and the truth is that what we prefer.

Both engines are only available with the front wheel drive. The awd will remain for the moment relegated only to the Focus RS. Our 2.0 EcoBoost can only be linked to a manual change of six speeds. In the case of the 2.0 TDCi, in addition to this the manual gearbox there will also be a Powershift automatic of six gears. Maybe it is too much to ask, but we would shy away from the option of an automatic transmission with the maximum torque of the steering wheel in the petrol.

Prueba Ford Focus STaboard the Ford Focus ST, the sensations will be enoughnte intense. The mark of the oval promises us a 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 248 km/h. A performance level somewhat below that of the 308 GTi that passed through our hands, but we will leave a good taste in your mouth. It is also something more heavy although he keeps in shape and he throws it on the scale 1.362 kg. Takes serial system Start-Stop and this makes get a average consumption approved of 6.8 l/100km, although it will be a figure quite optimistic.

Perfect for fun

Prueba Ford Focus STthe time Comes to see what that offers us the Ford Focus ST. We fit back into their tight seats, press the button that gives life to the engine and we began to receive sensations. There is that walk many kilometres to realise that we have on our hands something ‘pretty fat’. Although the sound is too simulated and miss something more than ‘bad milk’. This judgement is solved by the flexibility that gives us the mechanics EcoBoost, in which we find power in all regimes.

in Addition, the delivery is very linear from the bottom, do not forget that the maximum torque is present between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. The needle of the cuentarevoluciones rises quickly and when we want to give you account is touching the 6,500 rpm at the same time that you draw a naughty smile on our face. In this way we realize that overtaking and other maneuvers are a no-brainer for the Focus ST because of some recoveries outstanding.

Prueba Ford Focus STStands out by agility enviable that makes a fun car. Your character leads us directly to the roads more twisty to see what it is capable of. What is certain is that the step-by-curve the Focus ST is pretty fast and stable both in tight turns as in other more open. If we force them we will be able to verify that it is a vehicle slightly oversteering, with a tendency to move back, but nothing worrisome. We like strong emotions.

Something we are missing in the compact sporty and worn by some of its rivals are the drive modes. Here we will not have several options to modify some parameters depending on the situation. What we can do is to put the stability control in Sport mode, which results in less intervention from the electronics, which will come into play later. We are also allows to disconnect completely aid, something that is not recommended at all on the open road.

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Prueba Ford Focus STMechanics powerful and flexible, chassis-balanced and that allows for fun, what more do we find in the Ford Focus ST? There is talk of a system called Electronic Torque Vectoring Control, which will do the functions of a limited slip. This means that curves will come more torque to the outside wheel than the inside, considerably improving the traction. In addition to this electronic help, we will also have more traditional. Tires Michelin Sport Pilot 3 with measures 235/35 R19 help it stick to the ground firmly.

The tare of the suspension in this model will also be far more firm in that in a Focus normal. Receives new shock-absorbers to ensure your sportsmanship and however does not seem to us uncomfortable for the day-to-day. We may suffer a little more at the huge speed bumps that populate many of our roads, but then we will match their toughness. brake we have to highlight its effectiveness, with remarkable potency and easy to dispense.

Prueba Ford Focus STIf there is a point that we don’t finish to convince the Ford Focus ST will probably your address. The american brand boasts of how direct that is, with only 1,8 laps between stops. However, it does not finish to give us what we demand in a car of these features. We crave too assisted by the electronic and this takes us away a little bit of what is happening between the wheels and the asphalt. The positive part will be the ease that we have to maneuver in city, as well as to park.

As you have already been able to verify at this point, the Ford Focus ST is a sporty nato, and therefore not highlighted in terms of consumption. Even in freeway travel at legal speeds it will be difficult to around 7 litres and impossible to reach the figures of approval. Our proof ends with a average consumption of 8.9 l/100km. There is also to say that we have not sought at any time a efficient driving. The Ford Focus ST is a car to enjoy and their owners get used to it to spend quite a bit more of what is cited above.

To end

Prueba Ford Focus STThe summary is that the Ford Focus ST 2.0 EcoBoost 250 HP is a vehicle very to keep in mind if we are looking for a compact sporty. If we want to differentiate ourselves from the rest will be a perfect choice due to its aesthetic daring with which it is impossible to pass unnoticed. The wheels, spoiler or dual exhaust outlet will not leave anyone indifferent, Also find exclusivity and quality in its interior, full of specific items. sportsmanship put your Recaro seats that hug with force any body.

The block of gasoline is most profitable and powerful. Reacts to any hint of our right foot and combines perfectly with a chassis that is remarkable. The Focus ST is very funny driving and provides some very positive sensations when we’re at the wheel. It also has the advantage of having a price is quite attractive. Part of 25.705 euros and this places it below most of its direct rivals.

Equipment Ford Focus ST

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  • alloy Wheels of 18 inches
  • front Apron, side, and rear diffuser with dual exhaust outlet center
  • Seats, front sport Recaro leather partial
  • Radio/CD MP3 with 3.5-inch screen, USB port and six speakers
  • automatic Climate control bizona
  • Exclusive instrument panel ST
  • Sensor lights and rain
  • inside Rearview autocrómico
  • center Console premium with armrest
  • electric Windows front and rear
  • Knob of the gear shift lever in leather exclusive design ST
  • Bezel thresholds door with logo ST
  • Pads unique ST front and rear
  • front Airbags, side and curtain
  • abs ABS

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  • Equipment ST
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps HID
  • daytime running Lights and front and rear LED
  • Seats, front sport Recaro upholstery, leather and heated
  • Seats driver and passenger with electric adjustment in 8 positions
  • rear Seats, single Recaro

Price Ford Focus ST in Spain

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Engine Change Finish Price 5p Price SportBreak
Engine Change Finish Price 5p Price SportBreak
2.0 EcoBoost 250 CV Manual 6v ST 25.705 € 26.655 €
2.0 EcoBoost 250 CV Manual 6v ST+ 28.205 € 29.155 €
2.0 TDCi 185 HP Manual 6v ST 26.155 € 27.105 €
2.0 TDCi 185 HP Manual 6v ST+ 28.655 € 29.605 €
2.0 TDCi 185 HP Self-6v ST 27.955 € 28.905 €
2.0 TDCi 185 HP Self-6v ST+ 30.455 € 31.405 €

the Opinion of the editor

Pros

  • Attractive aesthetically
  • Good performance and behavior
  • Price competent

Cons

  • Touch the address
  • Consumption tolgo high
  • If you have the money go for the Focus RS

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