Ford’s UK division has announced at the beginning of this week that the 2013 Fiesta ST is scheduled to go on sale in the United Kingdom starting with this March for a base price of 16,995 pounds when opting for the entry-level variant. The standard ST variant rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and comes with goodies such as Ford DAB Radio, Recaro sport seats covered in cloth, as well as ST-style front fog lights.
The higher-spec ST-2 variant will set you back at least 17,995 pounds and adds LED daytime running lights (DLRs), a better Sony DAB Radio, keyless entry, half-leather Recaro seats and tinted glass.
It is very important to mention that the Blue Oval has decided to sell the Fiesta ST in Europe only as a three-door model, whereas in North America it’s available in a five-door hatchback configuration. Under the hood it boasts a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine which churns an impressive 180 hp. It has a peak torque of 214 lb-ft when overboost is activated.
This Ford-made EcoBoost engine comes connected exclusively to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Ford said they don’t plan on offering an automatic transmission for the Fiesta ST.
Source: Ford via Autocar