Ford started a real success story with the Focus at the end of the 90s. The decision of those responsible for Ford not only to act sensibly in the Focus series played a large part in the high level of popularity for the compact competitors of the VW Golf and Opel Astra. And so, both in the showroom and in the configurator, you stumble across the Focus with the two letters ST in the large radiator grille: a Focus trimmed for dynamism with up to 280 hp. Anyone who opts for the “Focus ST with styling package”, as the athlete is officially listed in the price list, can choose between two engines. While the 190 hp diesel seems almost civil, the specimen with the 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine is preparing to compete with segment sizes such as the Golf GTI. In addition to the 280 horses already mentioned, there is a torque of up to 420 Newton meters. This enables the sprint to 100 km / h in 5.8 (6-speed manual transmission) or 6.1 seconds (7-speed automatic). In order to benefit from this acceleration, you have to put at least 37,400 euros on the table according to the Ford price list, the prices for the diesel start at 36,100 euros. Not a bargain for a compact car, but luckily the Focus ST is currently a good deal cheaper: At carwow.de, offers for the Focus ST start at EUR 30,732, which is around 15 percent below the RRP in the basic version (As of September 22, 2021). A maximum discount of over 6,400 euros is possible.
The Focus ST model with the 2.3-liter gasoline engine is particularly popular. And it is precisely for this version that carwow.de offers the largest (in absolute terms) discount. The prerequisite is not only the use of the 280 hp gasoline engine, but also the decision in favor of the automatic transmission. Acceleration to 100 km / h may suffer by three tenths as a result, but driving comfort increases significantly. When it comes to equipment, the ST variants don’t give away and are always equipped with 19-inch alloy wheels, red-painted brake calipers, LED headlights and a twin-pipe exhaust system. The stylish Recaro sports seats, which are very practical for high lateral acceleration, are also part of the standard equipment of the Focus ST. the Offers for the gasoline engine including automatic transmission start at 33,496 euros and thus around 5900 euros below the list price of 39,400 euros. In order to receive the full discount of 6403 euros, you have to book a few extras when configuring the Focus ST (attention: the transfer costs reduce the discount by a few hundred euros). (Here you can find all information about buying a new car on the Internet!)