New gearbox for Ford Focus ST diesel

Ford hopes a new automatic gearbox option will increase sales of the already successful Focus ST diesel.

The changes mean it’ll be the fastest diesel Ford has ever produced, reaching 62mph from rest in 7.2 seconds. If you think this fast Ford is for you, spec one up with our Ford Focus ST configurator to see the savings on offer.

Ford Focus ST Powershift gearbox

The new Powershift gearbox means you can choose between a fully automatic mode or, if the feeling takes you, you’ll find flappy paddles nestled between the steering wheel and stalks – use these and you have a more dynamic drive, making swift and sporty progress through all six gears. For those that want to take advantage of that astonishing 0-62 time, a sports mode will sharpen up gear changes even further.

Coupled to the 182hp turbodiesel, the Powershift gearbox also improves efficiency – in spite of the power, it produces just 119g/km of C02 and has a combined fuel economy of over 60mpg.

Any other changes?

While the addition of Powershift is the biggest change, all the newest ST models feature an optimised chassis set up and numerous driving aids. There’s tweaks to the infotainment system too, with Ford’s SYNC 2 system offering driver assistance technology.

Save money on your Ford Focus ST

For the best savings on these fiery yet functional Fords, our Ford Focus ST configurator will get you a great price. If you want even more practicality, spec up a Ford Focus ST Estate. If you’re struggling to pick a new car, our car chooser will help you whittle down all the cars on sale to a handful you should investigate further.

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