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Ford Focus ST facelift (2007): first official pictures
First Official Pictures
09 November 2007 11:45
So what else is new on the ST?
Err, that's about it. This is a cosmetic nip 'n' tuck only, so the five-cylinder 2.5 turbo is unchanged. That means a 222bhp large-capacity engine in a compact hatch body, for lazy performance and a rally-inspired, Volvo-esque warble.
Performance is unchanged, with 0-66mph in 6.6sec and top speed around the 150mph mark. The Focus has been one of our favourite hot hatches in recent years, vying with the Golf GTI and Civic Type-R for class honours.
Prices of the ST are a couple of hundred less than before, now starting at £17,995 for a basic three-door - but it's still more than the Honda and several grand less than the VW. Ford has kept the ST, ST2 and ST3 trim levels, priced accordingly and topping out at £20,595 for the top-spec five-door.