• Ford Focus ST: Focus ST is powered by the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost¨ engine coupled with superb driving dynamics featuring a chassis capable of exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding enthusiast. (11/3/2011)

  • Ford Focus ST: Focus ST is powered by the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBoost´┐Ż engine coupled with superb driving dynamics featuring a chassis capable of exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding enthusiast. (11/3/2011)
  • Ford Focus ST: The Focus ST is Ford's first truly global performance car, building on the heritage of previous models in Europe and giving drivers around the world the opportunity to share the exhilarating performance, excellent handling, addictive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents . (11/03/2011)
  • Ford Focus ST: The Focus ST is Ford's first truly global performance car, building on the heritage of previous models in Europe and giving drivers around the world the opportunity to share the exhilarating performance, excellent handling, addictive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents . (11/03/2011)
  • Ford Focus ST: The Focus ST is Ford's first truly global performance car, building on the heritage of previous models in Europe and giving drivers around the world the opportunity to share the exhilarating performance, excellent handling, addictive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents . (11/03/2011)
  • Ford Focus ST: The Focus ST is Ford's first truly global performance car, building on the heritage of previous models in Europe and giving drivers around the world the opportunity to share the exhilarating performance, excellent handling, addictive sound and sporty design the ST badge represents . (11/03/2011)
A few years back, Volkswagen made some waves when it announced the Golf GTD - a diesel-powered car that, aside from its ultra-efficient, ultra-torquey engine, was identical to the gas-powered GTI. That meant cosseting sport seats, larger wheels, sportier suspension, larger brakes and a body kit that made the GTD indistinguishable from the GTI, except for the three little letters on the back and in the grille.

Now, Ford is looking to replicate VW's success, with a diesel version of the Focus ST. According to Motor Trend, the diesel-powered ST will use a 2.0-liter, 182-horsepower four-cylinder. With an unspecified amount of torque on offer (we'd guess around 280 pound-feet), the diesel hot hatch should hit 62 miles per hour in about eight seconds.

The report, which originally comes from Auto Express, claims the ST Diesel was confirmed by Ford Chief Marketing Officer Mark Fields during this week's Geneva Motor Show. Not surprisingly, it doesn't appear there are any plans to bring a diesel-powered Focus of any kind to the US, let alone one that uses the suspension, steering and other items from the ST. Of course, if there's an official confirmation from Ford, we'll be sure to report on it.

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