São apenas 5,7 segundos para acelerar de 0 a 100 km/h

A Ford quer provar que o novo Focus ST está bem melhor do que o anterior. A variante esportiva adotará o motor 2.3 turbo de 280 cv e será capaz de chegar aos 100 km/h em 5,7 segundos. Para mostrar o seu desempenho, a fabricante ainda divulgou um vídeo do hatch em ação, guiado por um piloto em uma pista fechada e usando o launch control.

Ford Focus ST Wagon 2019

Para obter esta performance, o Ford Focus ST ganhou uma versão melhorada do motor 2.3 EcoBoost. A potência subiu 30 cv para alcançar os 280 cv e 42,8 kgfm de torque. Segundo a empresa, a nova geração reduziu o tempo na aceleração de 0 a 100 km/h em 0,8 segundo, cravando 5,7 segundos. A versão perua precisa de 5,8 s, apenas 0,1 s mais lenta do que o hatch. Já a velocidade máxima é de 250 km/h.

O ST ainda conta com uma variante a diesel, que usa o 2.0 EcoBlue de 190 cv e 40,7 kgfm. Mostra um bom desempenho, embora mais lento que o modelo a gasolina. Para chegar aos 100 km/h, são precisos 7,6 s para o hatch e 7,7 s para a perua. A velocidade máxima é de 220 km/h.

A Ford ainda diz que o novo Focus ST tem uma retomada por marcha melhor que o Focus RS de tração integral da geração anterior, sem dar detalhes desta diferença. Sabemos que o hatch ST vai de 50 a 100 km/h em 4 segundos na 4ª marcha, enquanto a versão a diesel precisa de 7,3 s. A fabricante não revelou estes dados para a variante perua.

Há outro dado perdido nisto tudo. A Ford revelou o desempenho do Focus ST na versão com o câmbio manual de 6 marchas, pois a opção automática de 7 posições será vendida somente no 2º semestre. Ambos recebem o primeiro diferencial eletrônico da Ford instalado em um carro de tração dianteira, com embreagens ativadas hidraulicamente para mandar até 100% do torque para a roda, melhorando a tração e reduzindo as saídas de frente.

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STRAIGHT-LINE OR CORNER: SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES BOOST ALL-NEW FOCUS ST FOR ‘PUNCH IN THE BACK’ PERFORMANCE

  • All-new Focus ST 2.3-litre EcoBoost five-door hits 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in 5.7 seconds; delivers faster in-gear acceleration than the previous generation Focus RS
  • Sophisticated technologies including twin-scroll turbocharging with Ford GT inspired anti-lag, flat-shift capability and Launch Control boost performance off the line and on the move
  • Driving dynamics optimised using intelligent electronic limited-slip differential and Continuously Controlled Damping. Electric Brake Booster supports ultimate stopping power

COLOGNE, Germany, June 24, 2019 – Twelve per cent more powerful. Twelve per cent faster. Ford today revealed that the all-new Ford Focus ST five-door sprints from 0-100 km/h (0‑62 mph) in 5.7 seconds – 0.8 seconds quicker than the previous generation model.

Powered by a 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – 30 PS more than the preceding Focus ST – the all-new model also achieves even faster in-gear acceleration than the acclaimed previous generation Focus RS.

Twin-scroll turbocharging technology contributes to segment-leading peak torque of 420 Nm for immediate response to throttle inputs, and an innovative anti-lag system enables rapid delivery of boost on demand. Flat-shift capability for the six-speed manual gearbox and Launch Control* also help optimise standing start performance.

“The all-new Focus ST is about more than just straight-line speed, but the ability to go toe-to-toe with the now legendary Focus RS over a quarter-mile sprint shows just how much the Ford Performance team has moved the game on in the last four years,” said Leo Roeks, Ford Performance director, Europe. “We’ve drawn inspiration from the Ford GT supercar, F‑150 Raptor pick-up, Ford Mustang and Fiesta ST to develop a Focus ST capable of punching you in the back the moment you hit the throttle.”

The Focus ST 2.3-litre EcoBoost’s low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger scavenges exhaust gasses more effectively to optimise the energy transferred into the turbine wheel – producing more power and delivering boost pressure faster. Separated exhaust channels transfer the gas pulses from cylinders 1 and 4, and cylinders 2 and 3 – minimising pulse interference for a consistent flow of energy.

Anti-lag technology can electronically hold the throttle open for up to 3 seconds after the driver backs off the accelerator, alleviating the reversal of airflow from the turbocharger to maintain compressor wheel speed.

By keeping the turbocharger primed for immediate response and maintaining positive pressure in the intake manifold when off throttle, the innovative technology allows faster resumption of both boost pressure and optimised combustion when the driver returns to the accelerator. In addition, an electronically actuated turbocharger waste-gate allows closer control of boost pressures for enhanced engine performance.

Flat-shift capability can also help deliver ultimate standing start acceleration by automatically emulating anti-lag and holding the throttle open as the driver disengages the clutch to shift up through the short-throw, six-speed manual gearbox – maximising turbocharger response. An available gear-shift indicator light* lets drivers know the optimal point to change gears, and Launch Control can be engaged to maximise grip off the line for consistently fast standing starts.

The all-new Focus ST’s straight-line speed is matched by its cornering ability, optimised using Ford’s first electronic limited-slip differential for a front-wheel drive model. Incorporated into the six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions for 2.3-litre EcoBoost models, the system uses hydraulically activated clutches to redistribute up to 100 per cent of available engine torque to the wheel with more traction to counteract wheelspin. The result is increased agility and a significant reduction in understeer during acceleration through, and out of, corners.

Faster to deploy and offering greater precision than a traditional mechanical limited-slip differential the system can pre-emptively adjust torque distribution using inputs from powertrain and vehicle dynamics sensors, and can apply differential locking gradually for fine-tuning performance.

In addition, Focus ST five-door models feature Continuously Controlled Damping technology that monitors suspension, body, steering and braking inputs every 2 milliseconds to adjust damping responses for optimised ride quality and driving dynamics. The system features three pre-set levels of damping to support the Focus ST’s Selectable Drive Modes; one for Slippery/Wet and Normal modes; one for Sport mode; and another – delivering up to twice the vertical load resistance of Sport mode – for Track mode.*

The Focus ST also delivers greater stopping power than even the previous generation Focus RS, with 330 mm front discs and front callipers each housing two 44 mm diameter pistons. The braking system provides a more connected, confident and consistent pedal feel supported by a sophisticated Electric Brake Booster that builds brake pressure faster and, in Track mode, can further optimise stopping performance in braking scenarios developing 0.7 g‑force or more.

The all-new Focus ST is available from launch in five-door and wagon body styles offering 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol and 190 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel powertrains with six-speed manual transmissions. Five-door and wagon 2.3-litre EcoBoost seven-speed automatic variants will also be introduced from autumn 2019.

 

Focus ST 5-door

 

 

Fuel consumption
l/100 km (mpg)

Performance

Petrol engines

Power
PS

CO2
g/km

Urban

Extra
Urban

Combined

Max speed km/h

0-100 km/h
sec

50-100 km/h
sec**

2.3 EcoBoost 6-speed manual

280

179

10.8

6.2

7.9

250

5.7

4.0

2.0 EcoBlue 6-speed manual

190

125

5.9

4.2

4.8

220

7.6

7.3

 

 

Focus ST wagon

 

 

Fuel consumption
l/100 km (mpg)

Performance

Petrol engines

Power
PS

CO2
g/km

Urban

Extra
Urban

Combined

Max speed km/h

0-100 km/h
sec

50-100 km/h
sec**

2.3 EcoBoost 6-speed manual

280

179

10.8

6.2

7.9

250

5.8

TBC

2.0 EcoBlue 6-speed manual

190

125

5.9

4.2

4.8

220

7.7

TBC