The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST200 is one of the performance-oriented models in the Fiesta series. The model has been set to unveil in the auto show in Chicago and it generates 10 % extra power and 20 % additional torque when compared to those of the Fiesta ST, which hit the market in 2013. Besides these whopping power and torque outputs, the 2017 ST200 also comes with a lengthy list of exciting features that are not available on other models of Fiesta.
2017 Ford Fiesta Changes, Exterior
Although there will not be many physical external changes that can be seen in the next generation Ford Fiesta ST200, the automaker offers the vehicle a distinctive Storm Grey finish. The front fascia is adorned with a black color grille, corner vents, air dam louvers, mirror arms to offer it an aggressive look. The external look is further beautified by a set of 17″ alloy wheels. These wheels come together to make a fine visual package. It is praiseworthy that Ford decided a darker color in place of something brighter and more striking. Besides the unique paint, the new Fiesta ST200 also comes equipped with red brake calipers and an ST 200 emblem on the back hatch as a standard external feature.
As a part of the improvements, the new vehicle also comes with the Ford Performance Package that includes finely tuned suspension dampers and coils, both in the front and at the back. This drops the travel height by 15 mm and as a result, it lowers the center of gravity. The next-gen Fiesta ST200 definitely features a better posture than the Fiesta ST. It is nice to see fewer gaps between the tires and the wheel curves.
Regarding 2017 Ford Fiesta ST200 interior modifications, the cabin will be spacious and it comes equipped with Recaro seats that have been borrowed from the Fiesta ST, but this time, these seats are partially covered in Charcoal tinted leather that is held jointly by silver sewing. The seat belts feature silver detailing and lighting have been added to the scuff plates. There are also duos of other changes, such as the door panels on the present Fiesta ST encompass door handle toward its front, with window and mirror, controls a bit beyond the trim.
However, on the new ST200, the door panel has been redesigned, with the drag handle in the center of the armrest, and the mirror and its controls toward the front of the door panel. The storage pouches in the base of the trim appear to be unchanged. It is a much more spotless look, and with no massive pull handle that is toward the front.
Within the cabin, the instrument cluster, steering wheel, and dash all emerge to be the same as those of the Fiesta ST, but it comes with a bigger infotainment control knob than that of the Fiesta ST. Other visual inside changes in the vehicle include the ST200 emblem has been appended to the center console, just facing the shifter and fixed lower the climate control board. Though they are not major changes, they do assist in distinguishing the model.
2017 Ford Fiesta ST200 Engine, 0-60
The drivetrain section has been redesigned in a meaningful way. The new vehicle comes equipped with a four-cylinder, Inline-4 gasoline engine with the displacement of 1.6 liters. This will be an EcoBoost engine, which will be capable of generating the maximum power of 197 ponies and a maximum torque of 213 pounds per foot. This is actually 18 ponies of power and 37 pounds per foot of torque in excess of those of the Fiesta ST when it was introduced in 2013.
Furthermore, by fine-tuning the engine would assist it to generate the extra power output and torque output and the new ST200 now features transient over boost. This allows the engine to generate the additional power of 15 ponies of power and 22 pounds per foot of torque for a maximum period of 15 seconds when required.
Ford has also changed up the drive ratio of its 2017 ST200 to 4.08:1 in place of the 3.82:1 drive ratio found in the Fiesta ST. The engine also offers better acceleration to the vehicle that makes it attain the velocity from the start to the 60 mph velocity in 6.6 seconds. The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST200 top speed of the vehicle would be 143 mph.
Date of release and price
The 2017 Ford Fiesta ST200 release date will be during the last quarter of 2016 and it will be sold at a starting price of $ 25,000.
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