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2013-02-08 12:38

HOT HATCH ROLLING OFF LINE: Ford’s next Fiesta ST has 132kW on tap enabling it to rocket to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds and reach 220km/h.

COLOGNE, Germany - Ford has started production of its latest Fiesta ST at its assembly plant in Germany.

The ST, developed by Ford Team RS, the European arm of the automaker’s Global Performance Vehicle group, has a 1.6 EcoBoost petrol capable of 132kW/240Nm.

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The car can reach 0-100km/h in 6.9sec and go on to a top speed of 220km/h with general fuel consumption listed as 5.9 litres/100km with an emission rating of 138g/km. The car will be built on the automaker’s global B-car chassis with improved steering, suspension, brakes and tuning and has an enhanced version of Ford’s "torque vectoring control" (best grip, most power) and electronic stability control.

Ford Europe’s Juergen Gagstatter said: “The new Fiesta ST is a very modern performance car built on more than 30 years of fast Fiestas and a global development process.

“It's a significant step forward in terms of our heritage of blending a powerful engine with a dynamic chassis and achieving lower fuel consumption and emissions.”

The car has been confirmed for launch in South Africa in the second quarter of 2013, complete with Recaro leather seats and a nanny-watch MyKey that can programme how fast the car can be driven.

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