Ford is introducing the 2012 Ford Focus ST, and surprisingly, the company is adding a station wagon variant to the Focus lineup. The only gripe that we have is that the Focus ST Wagon will be offered exclusively in Europe.
The 2012 Ford Focus ST hatchback and Wagon are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine producing about 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission for these front-wheel drive models. And according to Ford:
“People loved the sound of the previous Focus ST,” said Capito. “The physics and acoustics of a 5-cylinder engine compared to a 4-cylinder are very different, but like Beethoven and Mozart – both of whom created fantastic yet very different music – we believe the engine note of the new Focus ST will delight enthusiasts in the same way.”
Along with the power enhancement, the 2012 Ford Focus ST hatchback and station wagon get new ST’s suspension and brakes along with new 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in high performance 235/40R18 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tires.
And in the performance model of the 2012 Ford Focus ST, it also comes with a Ford’s Torque Steer Compensation (TSC) system and an enhanced version of the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).
As for appearance, the 2012 Ford Focus ST gets a new front grille and an aero package with a front apron, side skirts, roof spoiler and a rear diffuser. And interior, it also gets a new set of Recaro sport seats.