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2012 Ford Focus ST specifications

2012-06-30 19:50
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Type: Ford EcoBoost 2.0L I4
Displacement: 2000cc
Fuel supply system: direct injection
Max power 184kW @ 5500rpm
Max torque: 360Nm from 1750 - 4000rpm
Compression ratio: 9.3:1
Bore x stroke: 87.5/83.1mm
Fuel type: Petrol

Type: six-speed manual

Acceleration 0-100km/h: 6.5sec
Maximum speed: 248km/h
Fuel consumption: 7.2 litres/100km (combined)
CO2 emissions: 169g/km (combined)


Overall length x width x height (mm): 4362 x 2010 x 1484
Wheelbase: 2648mm

Passengers: 5
Fuel tank: 55 litres
Cargo volume: Seats up / down:  277/1062 litres

Type: electric power steering
Minimum turning radius: 1200cm

Front: 320x25mm discs, 57mm wheel cylinder diameter
Rear: 271x11mm discs, 37mm wheel cylinder diameter
Anti-lock: Yes

Front: Macpherson strut suspension with isolated subframe and electric variable ratio power steering. Shocks, springs, anti-roll bars and spring aids adopted to ST requirements
Rear: Control blade rear suspension derived from Focus RS. Shocks, springs, anti-roll bars and spring aids adopted to ST requirements

Wheels: 8.5x18in
Tyres: 235/40R18 Goodyear Eagle AS2

The data information in this press release reflects preliminary specifications and was correct at the time of going to print. However, Ford policy is one of continuous improvement. The right is reserved to change these details at any time.

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