• Sep 27, 2011
Ford UK is set to release a hotter version of the Fiesta to its customers. The Fiesta Metal Edition packs 132 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque courtesy of a reworked version of the same 1.6-liter Duratec engine that U.S. buyers enjoy. That's a 12 horsepower nudge over the base figures, and as a result, the special-edition Fiesta can hop to 62 mph in 8.7 seconds. A slightly lowered ride height is also part of the handling package. Right now, Ford is only planning to build 1,000 examples of the hotter hatch, each with a price tag of £15,695.

In addition to the slight bump in power, the Fiesta Metal Edition will come packing dual chrome exhaust tips, a silver-painted grille surround, and fog light bezels as well as 17-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the vehicle features a piano-black center stack surround, as well as Ebony black leather sport seats with contrasting stitching. Buyers will only be able to choose between three colors, however; Panther Black, Midnight Sky and Frozen White. Hit the jump for the press release.
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FORD FIESTA GETS A HOT METAL SPECIAL EDITION

Fiesta Metal special edition on sale now priced from £15,695

Produces 134PS from 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine

17-in black alloy wheels

Piano Black painted centre stack bezel, air vent rings and interior door handles

Ebony Black leather sports seats with silver contrast stitching

Limited edition of 1,000 on sale in three colours

BRENTWOOD, Essex, 27 September, 2011 – The latest Ford Fiesta range includes a new special edition 134PS hot hatch in the Metal model now on sale.

Priced from £15,695 on the road, and limited to just 1000 examples, the Ford Fiesta Metal boasts 134PS at 6,700rpm and 160Nm of torque at 4,250rpm from its 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine, and can reach 62mph in just 8.7 seconds.

Anthony Ireson, Ford of Britain's marketing director, said: "This Ford Fiesta special edition gives the customer great exterior styling with an enhanced performance engine. Customers love that we create Fiestas with special features that prove to be real head-turners."

Based on the popular three-door 120PS Ford Fiesta Zetec-S, the Fiesta Metal boasts: chrome twin exhaust pipes, silver-painted front grille surround, front aerofoil and front fog light bezels, Piano Black painted centre stack bezel, air vent rings and door pulls, Ebony Black leather sports seats with silver contrast stitching, unique floor mats with silver piping, stainless steel door scuff plates with Fiesta logo, 17" Black alloy wheels and sports tuning with lowered ride height.

The new Ford Fiesta Metal's standard specification includes: Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Home Safe headlights, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS), Intelligent Protection System (IPS), front, side and knee airbags and anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). It is available in Panther Black, Midnight Sky and Frozen White.


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      Harry & Fran
      • 3 Years Ago
      Another WINNER from Ford Motor Company !! Kudos to Ford for producing the BEST overall vehicles ,that are fuel efficient,safe,high quality,great performing.reliable,and MOST OF ALL FUN TO DRIVE!!
      Jim R
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they're gonna call it the Metal Edition it should come with a box set of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Mastodon.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jim R
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      Frankie Rose
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just gimme the 3 door and i'll be happy
      bassrockerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      finally a fiesta that i could at least CONSIDER owning. i dont care how "small" the car is i wont own a car that has less then 125horsepower that is not too much to ask for in 2011
      Ernie Mccracken
      • 3 Years Ago
      Automotive journalists always say the fiesta is a little too slow, but otherwise OK. This might help a little, if they did those engine mods to the regular US version.
      --RAfiKi-
      • 3 Years Ago
      wonder if the back is big enough w/ seats down to get the nasty on w/ my woman friend.
      You guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford Fiesta \m/>_<\m/
      • 3 Years Ago
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        scott
        • 3 Years Ago
        If a 13k Kia Rio comes equipped with projectors and LED's, there is no excuse for Ford decontenting the Focus and Fiesta for American shores...despite the One Ford mantra, they are still up to their old tricks of depriving their best from their home market....and this is coming from a loyal, but frustrated Ford guy.
        tagg8019
        • 3 Years Ago
        Because American customers don't give a damn about projector headlamps in this segment. That's why the Fiesta is second in the sub-compact class to the Nissan Versa which also doesn't have projector headlamps, same for the Fit which is regarded as the best in class, same for the Toyota Yaris, same for the Chevy Sonic. See a trend there?
          Ernie Mccracken
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tagg8019
          I'm pretty sure everybody has decided the versa is the best in class, regardless of ugliness. And I'm pretty sure the extra HP is the point of this, not some headlight crap.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tagg8019
          Earnie....Versa ISNT the best in class.....its the CHEAPEST....its the ONLY reason its selling better...GREAT vehicle for the $ and for teenagers going to college and the like....
          AcidTonic
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tagg8019
          Ford caters to idiot masses? Ignoring enthusiasts..... While saying "Well it sells so we're right!!!". And that's why you lost me as a customer. I bought Mitsubishi's 300hp AWD turbo 2.0 with a manual transmission instead. Traded a Mustang Cobra in on it none the less. It's sad how much an Evo destroys anything Ford offers. I like their AWD Turbo 2.0 Fiesta but they refuse to sell one to the public with all this nonsense about how FWD is all we need and AWD sucks and is heavy. Then they go and build some sweet AWD machines to go race. Kind of like slapping us enthusiasts who track our cars in the face with FWD garbage. Now that I've bought my first import after a life of owning Fords, I'm inclined to stick with small turbo cars with AWD. No American manufacturer makes one and I frankly don't care who sells me my car. Loyalty is for suckers. You hear that Ford? You ignore me and I'll buy Foreign just to spite you. I'm loyal to no one. Back when Cobras were 25K for a 32 valve motor I was a customer. This $45-$100,000 GT500 crap is disgusting. That's no longer a sports car for the masses but those with deep pockets. Besides it's 2011 and these AWD 2.0 4cylinders can easily destroy anything Ford makes with a bit of tuning. 400hp is bolt on territory on the stock motor/turbo and after having it I'll never go back to sad faces in the rain/snow. My sports car is fun 24/7 - 365 while still being able to destroy a Mustang on the drag strip or road course. Gets better fuel economy too. 380 ft/lbs at 3000rpm from a 2.0 makes your V8 look laggy down low! Get with the program and sell your AWD race cars Ford. I'll happily shell out $35-45K for one. All day long. Yes please! Until then you can put that FWD in your torque-steer pipe and smoke it.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tagg8019
          Acid...and Ford is really upset you bought the Evo....y'know, the one thats 400hp ( not the 300 you state here ) and Mitsubishi is exstatic you bought one of the two they slod first quarter....
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @tagg8019
          you are nothing if not COMPLETELY predictable Acid...someone should show you how to cut and paste, then you wouldnt have to type the same old DRIVEL everytime....
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        actually P, I dont mind the LEDs, headlights dont bug me, but the Euro hood KILLS the US version for cleanliness and styling....and Ive got TWO of em...GREAT little car!
        • 3 Years Ago
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      cashsixeight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't race a beat up old neon. The 95-99's hit 60mph in 7.5 seconds. Why are today's "sport" compacts so freakin' slow?!?!??!
        ME
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        try getting hit by something in a 95 neon and see how well you fare....
        Dean Hammond
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        simple...power to weight ratio......cars for various reasons are a lot heavier, mandated crash tests are more stringent as are safety expectation and emissions....and they all add to the "girth"....then again, I would say the Neon is a class larger, in which case it compares with the focus....
        You guy
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        They're fat.
        Frankie Rose
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        I'll second Dead Hammond and raise additionally that standard equipment like A/C, power windows, locks , bigger wheels and tires, thicker glass and insulation in the roof sections, floorpan and firewall to cut the noise down, better quality dashboards, more supportive seats, better (and articulating) hinges in the doors and trunk, Ford-mandated 5mph bumpers, headlights that actually light. And the Neon was never a hatchback, coupes and sedans are always lighter. So figure in it is stiffer AND has a hole in the rear of the vehicle. I can go on and say the 6 speed auto and manuals vs the 4 auto and 5 speed manual of the Neon, the bigger brakes and anti-lock (with stability control std), and designing out torque-steer and adding in better ride and handling maybe cost a few pounds as well.
          Tiberius1701
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Frankie Rose
          Agreed with everything except the "supportive seats". While the seatbacks are excellent the bottoms of the USDM Fiesta leave quite a bit to be desired.
          Dean Hammond
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Frankie Rose
          LOL, Frankie, you know something I dont......DEAD hammond?....lol
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Very nice. Love the look (color and blacked-out rims), and the small improvements to handling (lowered slightly) and power (+12 HP) sound great. Maybe we'll get a version of this soon.
      ToyotaSupraMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      It better come with Iron Maiden Greatest Hits.
      Farris Khayyat
      • 3 Years Ago
      \m/
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