New Ford Focus ST Edition on sale: price and specs

August 24, 2021 by

New special variant of the Ford Focus ST gets a new adjustable suspension setup along with lightweight alloy wheels

  • Ford Focus ST Edition revealed
  • Brings adjustable suspension to hot hatch
  • Lightweight alloys as standard
  • Exclusive paint finish
  • Retains 2.3-litre turbocharged engine
  • 280hp, 0-60mph in 5.7 seconds
  • Priced from £35,785

This is the new Ford Focus ST Edition — a special variant of the hot hatch, going toe-to-toe with the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport and Honda Civic Type R.

Fresh for this model is an adjustable suspension setup, lightweight alloy wheels and an exclusive paint colour.

Ford Focus ST Edition design

See that blue paint? Well, more specifically it’s Azura Blue and you’ll only find it on the ST Edition if you want it on the Focus. You might recognise it from the Fiesta ST Edition, too.

There’s a set of new 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres too. Though their purpose is more than cosmetic, as they apparently reduce unsprung mass on each corner of the car by 10%.

The Ford Focus ST Edition sits 10mm lower than the regular car thanks to the new suspension. Which, speaking of…

Ford Focus ST Edition suspension

So the main selling point of this new Focus ST Edition is its standard-fit adjustable suspension system. This allows you to lower the car yourself by as much as 20mm, as well as having the option of messing about with jounce and rebound settings.

In basic terms, that essentially means you can adjust the stiffness of the car — setting it up to be stiffer for smooth race tracks or softer for bumpy country roads.

If you’re unsure of how to set it all up, there’s even a handy guide thrown in giving you recommended settings based on certain conditions — as well as a setup specifically for the Nurburgring.

You’ll need a set of tools though as it’s a manually adjustable system.

Ford Focus ST Edition engine

You’ll still find the same 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine inside the Ford Focus ST though.

It produces 280hp and 420Nm of torque, which is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. The result is a 0-60mph time of 5.7 seconds and a 155mph top speed.

Ford Focus ST Edition price and release date

You can order a Ford Focus ST Edition right now, with pricing starting at £35,785.

That’s quite the premium over the standard petrol ST’s £33,285 starting price. Though if you’d had plans to make modifications to your Focus anyway, it’s a cost-effective and warranty-friendly solution.

Take a look at deals on the Ford Focus ST or check out the best hot hatches on sale today

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