The new Ford Focus ST has been a success in sales, exceeding initial forecasts of the brand. And now the Focus ST diesel not only be available with a manual gearbox, but also with automatic transmission PowerShift dual-clutch and six gears.
Ford Focus ST 2015
they are not doing bad things to the new Ford Focus ST, commercially speaking. Since the arrival of the 2015 range, EcoBoost gasoline engine with 250 hp and 185 hp diesel, sales have doubled compact sports car. Ford has sold in Europe no less than 10,000 units between January and October 2015, and it has been good because the new diesel engine.
In fact, 46% of Focus ST sold during this year were diesel, which explains this increase in sales, since previously the Focus ST only offered with petrol engines. And soon will come a new addition to further strengthen range: Ford Focus ST diesel with PowerShift.
He automatic powershift only available in combination with the 2.0 TDCi diesel engine 185 hp. It is a modern dual-clutch shift six relationships, with manual operation -Changing running through the paddles behind the steering wheel or fully automatic.
PowerShift Ford Focus ST on diesel, with paddles behind the steering wheel for manual operation
In the latter case, Sport mode sporty driving power automatically up to a higher gear to a regime of higher engine and using the engine brake during braking by downshifting.
The performance also improved with respect to the manual gearbox, requiring 0.4 seconds less to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h -in 7.7 seconds with this change PowerShift. On the other hand, the average consumption of diesel PowerShift Focus ST is 4.6 liters / 100 km, with CO² emissions 119 g / km, so it will be exempt from paying registration tax.
The Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi Powershift ST they'll be avalaible in early 2016, both five-door body and at home Sportbreak, at prices that have not yet been reported, but will be slightly higher than in the equivalent versions with manual transmission.