2.0T EcoBoost ST-2
When Ford announced the Focus with the ST specification on their 2nd generation of Focus in 2005, the world's most famous car manufacturer was back in the hot hatch game. And what a comeback they made. The first generation ST was powered by a 2.5 litre engine from Volvo, which produced 225 bhp, however, with the 3rd generation facelift Focus, the powerplant was swapped with Ford's 2 litre EcoBoost engine, producing an increased 246 bhp. The model we have for sale is, indeed, the 3rd generation of Focus - ST-2 facelift version, featuring the aforementioned 2 litre turbo (EcoBoost) engine. Those 'in the know' will be well versed in the specification and capabilities of this car, but for the uninitiated... ...Let us begin... First, this probably isn't your general runaround car (note the sarcasm); the vehicle has been produced specifically for its performance abilities: it is fast. 0-60mph takes 6.4 seconds and boasts 345 Nm or 254 ft-lb of torque. It is certainly quick off the line. EcoBoost means a smaller engine size, but fitted with a large turbo, which significantly produces less exhaust emissions that its predecessor. The exterior looks mean, with a very noticeable grille, bearing the Focus's teeth as it is propelled along, growling at other traffic. Enhanced by ST-unique body styling, the car is low to the ground and looks very sleek with sports suspension and the black metallic paint. The sports, centrally mounted exhaust is throaty and signifies the car's performance. The interior is equally unique to the specification; half leather Recaro sports seats, with ST-monika stitching, hold the driver and front seat passenger in position whilst zooming around (the track!) and the steering wheel has a noticeable flat bottom. However, the apparent racing ability does not preclude the car with the trimmings and technology of today's modern cars. The Ford Sync 3 system is the infotainment system which links audio-visual entertainment with satellite navigation and vehicle settings. With the included CD player, the system also includes features FM, AM and DAB radio functions, as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity - and the touch-capacitive monitor is crowned by gauges featuring turbo pressure and oil temperature. Climate control, 12v power socket, electric windows and mirrors, a heated front windscreen and logically-placed steering wheel controls and nigh-perfect driving position are all features which make the driver have full confidence whilst driving. This is a must-see car and a chance to own something quite special. As an approved RAC dealer, we are proud to announce that this vehicle comes with a complimentary 3-month RAC warranty and 12-month breakdown recovery cover, with at-home service. Warranty extensions are also available at an attractive cost option. ***Over 45 vehicles in stock ***Part exchange welcome! ***All major credit and debit cards accepted. ***Sold serviced and with 12 months MOT.