Ex - DEMONSTRATOR MODEL - Call to Confirm Mileage - Light up the road with Automatic Xenon Headlights, plus this Focus ST is fitted with Performance Suspension, Heads Up Display, Rear Parking Sensors with Colour Rear Camera, Front Heated Seats, Cruise Control, Rain Sensing Wipers, Keyless Start, One-Touch Electric Windows, Dual Zone Climate Control and a CD / DAB Radio with USB and AUX in. Qualifies for Warranty4Life*
Petrol 34.4 combined MPG (WLTP)
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'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets, Automatic rain sensing wipers, Electrically operated front and rear windows with one touch opening and closing, Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash, Heated rear window, Rear privacy glass, Tailgate wash/wipe
ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, Auto hold function, Electronic parking brake, Electronic stability control, Hill start assist, Post collision braking, Red brake calipers
Unique ST sport suspension
12.3" Digital instrument cluster, Eco mode, Front and rear parking sensors, Intelligent speed assist, Lane keeping aid with lane departure warning, PAS, Pre collision assist with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian/cyclist detection, Rear wide view camera, Selectable drive mode
Easy fuel capless refuelling system, Hands free power tailgate
Digital clock, Ford pass connect, Ford SYNC 3 navigation with 8" TFT touchscreen, and app link Android auto/Apple carplay, Head up Display, Trip computer, Wireless charging pad
Auto dimming rear view mirror, Body coloured electrically operated and heated door mirrors with side indicators, Power folding door mirrors with puddle lights
2 USB ports, Aux input, B&O Audio system with 360 degree sound, 10 speakers, 675 watts of total amplifier power and digital sound processor
Exterior Body Features
Body colour large rear spoiler, Body coloured bumpers, Body coloured door handles, Polished twin tailpipe, Roof rails, Scuff plates front,polished stainless steel with etched ST logo, ST upper and lower grille with full body styling kit and front and rear ST badge, Unique door and instrument panel inserts
Adaptive front lighting system with dynamic LED headlights, glare-free high beam and LED turn indicators, Auto headlamps (on/off), LED daytime running lamp
Dual zone electronic air temperature control
2nd Load floor, 3 spoke flat bottomed leather steering wheel with red stitching, Alloy finish pedals, Aluminium gear knob, Centre console with armrest, Dark headliner, Dinamica part leather upholstery, Heated steering wheel, Load through ski hatch, Reach + rake adjustable steering column, Soft console knee pads with red stitching
Driver assistance pack with Adaptive Cruise Control - Focus
3x3 point rear seatbelts, Driver airbag, Front and rear seatbelt reminder, Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners, Front passenger airbag, Front side airbags, MyKey system, Passenger airbag deactivate switch, Power child locks on rear doors, Side curtain airbags, Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts, Tyre pressure monitoring system
6 way power adjustable driver seat, Auto fold rear seats, Front passenger seat manual height and lumbar adjust, Heated front seats, Height adjustable front headrests, Isofix child seat preparation, Rear centre headrest
Ford keyfree system with Keyless entry and keyless start/sleep mode key fob, Remote central locking & engine immobiliser, Thatcham category 1 alarm
Electronic limited slip differential
Wheels - Alloy
19" 5x2 spoke alloy wheel with magnetite finish
Wheels - Spare
Mini steel spare wheel
|Badge Engine CC:||2.3|
|Based On ID:||N|
|Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:||34E|
|Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years:||12|
|Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years:||1|
|NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:||96|
|NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:||87|
|NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:||5|
|NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:||72|
|NCAP Safety Assist %:||75|
|Service Interval Frequency - Months:||12|
|Service Interval Mileage:||12500|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:||60000|
|Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:||3|
|Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:||120|
|Timing Belt Interval Mileage:||150000|
|Vehicle Homologation Class:||M1|
|Standard Euro Emissions:||EURO 6|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:||187|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max:||187|
|WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min:||187|
|Fuel Delivery:||TURBO DIRECT INJECTION|
|EC Combined (mpg):||35.8|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg):||45.6|
|EC Urban (mpg):||26.2|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:||8.2|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max:||8.2|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min:||8.2|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:||8|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:||7.1|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:||11.8|
|WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:||8|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb:||34.4|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max:||34.4|
|WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min:||34.4|
|WLTP - MPG - Extra High:||35.3|
|WLTP - MPG - High:||39.8|
|WLTP - MPG - Low:||23.9|
|WLTP - MPG - Medium:||35.3|
|0 to 62 mph (secs):||5.8|
|Engine Power - BHP:||280|
|Engine Power - KW:||206|
|Engine Power - PS:||True|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT:||310|
|Engine Torque - MKG:||42.8|
|Engine Torque - NM:||420|
|Emissions Test Cycle:||WLTP|
|Tyre Size Front:||235/35 R19|
|Tyre Size Rear:||235/35 R19|
|Tyre Size Spare:||SPACE SAVER|
|Wheel Style:||5x2 SPOKE|
|Wheel Type:||19" ALLOY|
|Width (including mirrors):||1979|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):||52|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):||1620|
|Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):||575|
|Max. Roof Load:||75|
|No. of Seats:||5|
|Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:||10.7|
Ford's Focus ST hot hatch is back, with a mission. Jonathan Crouch drives it.
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....
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ford's Focus is best known as a family hatch, but if you need a little added practicality, look at the estate version before you get drawn into the SUV marketing spiel. Jonathan Crouch reports.
The Ford Focus Estate has been given a proper working over in MK4 form, with more boot space, sleeker looks, a more user-friendly interior, more efficient engines and some suspension tweaks that aim to remind us what made the Focus great in the first place. It's not the biggest or the cheapest estate in its sector, but it might just be the most appealing all-rounder.
Such is the pull of small SUVs that the estate car seems to have had its last rites read time and again, yet still they struggle on. The reason why they refuse to die? They're a good idea. What's more, if people were honest about why they really needed a vehicle, an estate car would make more practical sense. They carry just as much as many SUVs, yet they're better to drive, they're lighter and more aerodynamic which means better efficiency - and they're usually cheaper to buy too. Ford's brought us some brilliant estates down the years but as much as customers have warmed to the Focus hatch, the five-door estate has never occupied a huge slice of the overall Focus sales pie chart. Perhaps this current version can formulate a more convincing argument.
This fourth generation Focus estate, like its predecessors, has a reputation as a family station wagon with the ability to entertain at the wheel - and if you enjoy your driving, that's something you'll appreciate pretty early on the first time you try one. Twenty years ago, the original version of this model achieved much the same thing by standardising advanced multi-link rear suspension across its model line-up. Today, you get that too - in contrast to the hatch body shape which restricts this more advanced damping set-up to its most powerful 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol and 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel variants. To give you the engine line-up in full, things kick off with the brand's familiar three cylinder 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol powerplant, available in a 125PS variant that features cylinder deactivation, plus it can also be had in mHEV mild hybrid form in 125 or 155PS forms. Next up for petrol people is the 1.5-litre four cylinder EcoBoost engine with 150PS, borrowed from the Fiesta ST hot hatch, this unit also available with 182PS. The Focus ST gets a 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol unit with 280PS. As for diesels, well there are 90 and 120PS versions of Ford's 1.5-litre EcoBlue powerplant, then 150 and 190PS versions of the company's 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel. The ride isn't overly firm, but body control through the bends is exemplary, allowing you at the wheel to make the most of the stiff new C2 platform, the feelsome power steering and the torque vectoring control system that helps you get the power down through the bends. It all combines to create a car that really can still reward at the wheel, even in its most affordable forms: there's still nothing else in this segment that feels quite the same. Yet it still does the sensible stuff well too, being decently refined, with confident braking and a lovely tactile gearshift.
The styling has useful evolved but looks a touch conservative in this station wagon guise. The front of the cabin's of much higher quality than before and comes complete with Ford's latest 'SYNC3' infotainment touchscreen in most models. There's space for four adults inside without too much of a squeeze, but levering a third body onto the rear bench will be a bit of a pinch. Since this is an estate though, our emphasis needs to be on the luggage bay, which really is a lot bigger than it is in the hatch. A typically-specified estate model fitted with a mini-spare offers up to 575-litres of capacity - or as much as 728-litres if you load to the roof. If you need more room and want to push forward the 60:40-split rear bench, then up to 1,620-litres of space is on offer, thanks to 175mm of extra loading length this time round and an extra 43mm of roof height for this generation model, an increase apparently calculated so as to enable owners to comfortably accommodate a dog crate. Go for this station wagon variant and auto-folding 'Easy Fold' rear seat backs come as standard, plus you can have a gesture-controlled powered tailgate if you're prepared to pay extra for it.
This estate body style attracts a premium of £1,100 over the equivalent hatch. The Focus Estate range kicks off with the base 'Zetec' variant priced at around £23,500, before progressing through 'ST-Line', 'ST-Line X', 'Titanium', 'Titanium X' and 'Vignale' variants. An SUV-style 'Active' version and an 'ST' performance variant are also available. Equipment levels reflect the fact that most customers will be paying upwards of £20,000 for this once very affordable family hatch. Even the base Focus 'Zetec' comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, alomng with an 8-inch SYNC3 touchscreen incorporating a DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and Emergency Assist. Plus there's an electronic parking brake, autonomous emergency braking, tyre pressure monitoring, Hill Start Assist and a Lane-Keeping Aid. If you want the base 100PS version of the 1.0 EcoBoost engine, you have to have 'Zetec' trim. Most will choose this 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine in 125PS form. If you can afford a little more and enjoy your driving, then you can go for one of the more powerful engines that come fitted with more sophisticated 'control blade' multi-link rear suspension package. These include a 150PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel and a 1.5-litre three cylinder EcoBoost petrol option, offered with either 150 or 182PS.
Let's get to the figures, which we'll quote using WLTP measurement for fuel and WLTP measurement for CO2. Bear in mind with all the engines that if you choose the optional 8-speed auto gearbox, you'll hit your efficiency readings by around 10% - which isn't the case if you go for a Volkswagen Group model with DSG auto transmission. The latest version of the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol unit that most choose gets increased injection pressure to facilitate efficiency. In mHEV mild hybrid form, this unit gets a lower compression ratio and a larger turbo. And the mHEV version has been embellished by a beefed-up starter/generator driven by a belt at the front of the engine that stores the energy harvested when you brake or decelerate in a tiny 48-volt lithium-ion battery secreted at the back of the car. That 1.0 EcoBoost petrol unit comes in three forms with 125PS (standard and mHEV) and 155PS, all of which return up to 55.4mpg on the combined cycle with a CO2 reading of 116g/km. For the 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, the figures are up to 44.8mpg and up to 142g/km of CO2. Or 43.5mpg and up to 147g/km of CO2 for this engine in its uprated 182PS state of tune. What about the diesels? Well, for the 1.5 EcoBlue unit in its base 95PS state of tune, you're looking at up to 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and up to 119g/km of CO2. Or up to 58.9mpg and up to 125g/km with this engine in its 120PS state of tune. For completion, we'll also give you the figures for the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel variant - up to 60.1mpg and up to 125g/km.
The Focus estate has always seemed a bit of an afterthought from Ford. It was neither big enough or buoyed by serious promotion and that hasn't and won't change, for the short term at least. What does seem to be changing, slowly but surely, is customer perceptions of estate cars in general. Maybe it's a backlash against suburban SUVs that once smacked of active lifestyles but now just scream shopping and school run. The estate car is quietly staging a revival. If you're looking for an estate car of this size, the fact remains that the Focus is one of the very best. It's not the biggest and nor is it the cheapest, but as an all-rounder it takes some beating. The smaller petrol and diesel engines are well worth a trip and in the shape of the sporty ST-Line variants, Ford offers a real Q-car to family buyers. A Focused estate - you might say.
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