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Brand New Ford Focus 2.3 EcoBoost ST 5dr

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£358 per month+ VAT

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" Digital instrument clusterBluetooth system
Digital clockEasy fuel capless refuelling system
Eco modeFord pass connect
Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplayFront and rear parking sensors
Head up DisplayIntelligent speed assist
Lane keeping aid with lane departure warningPAS
Rear wide view cameraSelectable drive mode
Trip computerWireless charging pad

Entertainment

2 USB portsAux input
B&O Audio system with 360 degree sound, 10 speakers, 675 watts of total amplifier power and digital sound processor 

Exterior Features

'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jetsAdaptive front lighting system with dynamic LED headlights, glare-free high beam and LED turn indicators
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAuto headlamps (on/off)
Automatic rain sensing wipersBody colour large rear spoiler
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door handles
Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicatorsElectrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing
Front variable intermittent wipers with electric washHeated rear window
LED daytime running lampPolished twin tailpipe
Power folding door mirrors with puddle lightsRear diffuser
Rear privacy glassScuff plates front,polished stainless steel with etched ST logo
ST upper and lower grille with full body styling kit and front and rear ST badgeTailgate wash/wipe
Unique door and instrument panel inserts 

Interior Features

3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with red stitching6 way power adjustable driver seat
Alloy finish pedalsAluminium gear knob
Centre console with armrestDark headliner
Dinamica part leather upholsteryDual zone electronic air temperature control
Front and rear floor mats with metal grey stitchingFront passenger seat manual height and lumbar adjust
Heated front seatsHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable front headrestsIsofix child seat preparation
Load through ski hatchReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre headrestSoft console knee pads with red stitching

Packs

Driver assistance pack with Adaptive Cruise Control - Focus 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution
Auto hold functionDriver airbag
Electronic parking brakeElectronic stability control
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Front passenger airbagFront side airbags
Hill start assistMyKey system
Passenger airbag deactivate switchPost collision braking
Power child locks on rear doorsPre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection
Red brake calipersSide curtain airbags
Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbeltsTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start/sleep mode key fobRemote central locking & engine immobiliser
Thatcham category 1 alarm 

Technical

Electronic limited slip differentialUnique ST sport suspension

Wheels

19" 5x2 spoke alloy wheel with magnetite finishMini steel spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)179Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb187WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max187
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min187 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2300Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDTransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)35.8EC Extra Urban (mpg)45.6
EC Urban (mpg)26.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low11.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8
WLTP - MPG - Comb34.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max34.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min34.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High35.3
WLTP - MPG - High39.8WLTP - MPG - Low23.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium35.3 

General

Badge Engine CC2.3Badge Power280
Coin DescriptionEcoBoostCoin SeriesST
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years1
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %72
NCAP Safety Assist %75Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage12500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP280
Engine Power - KW206Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT310Engine Torque - MKG42.8
Engine Torque - NM420Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/35 R19Tyre Size Rear235/35 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5x2 SPOKE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Length4378Wheelbase2700
Width1825Width (including mirrors)1979

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1250
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)273Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1508No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Ford Focus ST

Ford's Focus ST hot hatch is back, with a mission. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

Ford's fourth generation Focus ST is now smarter, classier and more dynamically adept. In hatch or estate guise, with petrol or diesel power, it's a car that's now easier to get the most from. And a machine you can enjoy to the full on your favourite road without afterwards having to pay for it with the kind of over-firm ride you simply don't want in everyday traffic. Ultimately, so many quick cars can feel.... well, rather irrelevant. Here's one that's anything but....

Background

'ST' is a badge that, when it comes to Ford, stands for 'quick but not concussive', a performance level that sits just above the company's fast-but-family-friendly 'ST-Line' models. But just below their track-spec RS derivatives. A badge applied to the kind of car a red-blooded racer could afford, enjoy and use every day. A car like this - the fourth generation Focus ST. The Focus ST is the kind of car that's always democratised performance, giving you something of the speed of a supercar within the body - and the budget - of something much more ordinary. Other brands promise this kind of thing but in reality, often do little more than bolt a set of spoilers and a turbo onto something more mundane. Ford though, has a different approach, the Blue Oval brand boasting a long history of developing proper performance versions of its mainstream models, designed by enthusiasts to be driven by enthusiasts. That's certainly seems to be what's been delivered with this MK4 Focus ST. Let's take a look.

Driving Experience

There are plenty of very significant changes over the previous generation model. We'll start with the fresh engine line-up, which offers 12% more power and 17% more torque than before. There are two units on offer; an entry-level 190PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel and the powerplant you'll probably prefer, a 280PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol unit. Buyers choose between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a new quick-shifting 7-speed auto transmission. Selectable Drive Mode technology is introduced on a Focus St for the first time, enabling drivers to adjust the car's character to suit the kind of drive experience they want. The various settings tweak steering feel, throttle response, stability control thresholds and, on petrol models, suspension response too, courtesy of the 'CCD' 'Continuously Controlled Damping' system that's standard on the EcoBoost models to further improved the sophisticated 'SLA' multi-link suspension set-up. Go for the petrol derivative and you also get an 'e-LSD' Electronic Limited Slip Differential. The system uses hydraulically activated clutches to limit the engine torque delivered to a wheel that has reduced traction on the road surface, and redistributes up to 100 per cent of available torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract wheel spin that can hamper acceleration through, and out of, corners. You'll want to know how fast it is; well, plenty quick enough. Thanks to 420Nm of torque, the EcoBoost petrol version uses the most free-revving Focus ST engine ever and sprints to 62mph in less than six seconds.

Design and Build

One area where the previous third generation Focus ST clearly regressed was stance. Ask any petrolhead and they'll tell you that the way a car sits on its wheels is a pretty fundamental part of its visual appeal. Some cars look squat, muscular and purposeful. The third generation ST never really managed that. There was just too much air under its wheel arches and the front end looked high and gawky. Remedial work has very much been conducted with this latest model. The body kit gives it a lower, wider stance, the bonnet is more aggressively sculpted. A larger, more steeply angled rear roof spoiler increases downforce to support the Focus ST's driving dynamics. A twin exit tailpipe configuration borders the aggressively styled rear diffuser element, and improves practicality by delivering the towing capability that was prevented by the centre-exit tailpipes of the previous generation Focus ST. The cabin is well trimmed, featuring a great set of Ebony coloured part-leather-trimmed Recaro sports seats with cushion tilt and length adjustment. Other neat touches include a grippy sports steering wheel, an ST-embossed aluminium gear knob and scuff plates, alloy pedals, metallic hexagonal and satin silver decorative elements, plus metal grey stitching for the seats, door inserts and centre console.

Market and Model

Focus ST pricing starts at a fraction under £30,000, so it's no longer the bargain it once was, though Ford points out that this is explained to some extent by the fact that stripped-out entry-level trim packages are no longer offered. There's just a single spec this time round, though you do get the choice of either five-door hatch or Estate body styles, the latter requiring an £1,100 premium. Either way, there's the choice of either a 190PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine or, for around £2,500 more, the 280PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol unit that most will want. If you think that premium sounds quite high, bear in mind that it gets you not only a more powerful engine but also adaptive 'CCD' damping and an 'e-LSD' Electronic Limited Slip Differential. All variants come well equipped with 19-inch 5x2-spoke alloy wheels, Adaptive LED headlamps, LED tail lights and a full body kit including a large rear spoiler, plus there's unique ST Sport suspension. Inside, you'll find part-leather Recaro seats, a 675-watt 10-speaker B&O audio system, alloy pedals, polished stainless steel scuff plates, a heated steering wheel, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control.

Cost of Ownership

Though the petrol version of this model uses a higher-capacity engine this time round, a lot of work's gone in to try and make sure that overall efficiency won't be affected. The EcoBoost powerplant uses a low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger, which scavenges exhaust gas energy more effectively than the old 2.0-litre unit, using separated channels to minimise interference between gas pulses. An electronically actuated waste-gate allows closer control of boost pressures for optimised engine performance. In addition, a unique exhaust system that reduces back pressure, bespoke air intake system and optimised intercooler further improve breathing. Let's get to the figures. The 2.3-litre petrol version manages up to 34.4mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 179g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel, the figures are 50.4mpg and 125g/km. What else? Well we'll tell you about servicing. Two pre-paid servicing plans are available and maintenance bookings can be done online through the 'My Ford' portal. This is part of the 'Ford BlueService' scheme that wraps up all of the care and maintenance of your car into one bundle that includes a free 30-point 'eCheck' of vital parts and highlights any work required with a red, amber and green traffic light warning to rank items that need attention in order of importance.

Summary

Let's be clear: the previous MK3 model Focus ST was a very good car indeed. But it wasn't as involving and rewarding as its little Fiesta ST stablemate. It wasn't the car it could have been: now it is. This fourth generation Focus ST is now the very definition of what a car of this kind should be, a guilt-free fast hatch with near-supercar performance and technology that's relatively affordable and perfectly practical. We're promised here a class-leading ride and handling balance, there's estate versatility if you want it and you get the option of low diesel running costs if that's needed. All without compromise in a car that deserves to be remembered fondly in a fine tradition of fast Fords.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Representative contract hire

Monthly payment£358
Initial Rental£2148
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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