• 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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      Felipe Politano
      • 1 Year Ago
      I haven't seen so many people willing to get an STD since last mardi gras
      slap
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ford ST Diesel Wagon w/ manual.
      JF1GE
      • 1 Year Ago
      the diesel I get, but I don't get why they're putting it in the ST trim. The 0-60 times are considerably slower, the ST is the performance trim of the Focus afterall.
        xspeedy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JF1GE
        You don't understand diesels. They aren't about drag racing. They are about huge torque right off idle (think great passing power in higher gears). Besides, several people want efficiency with sporty handling dynamics.
      Ryan Andrew Martin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know enough about diesels to have an opinion on this issue in particular but my goodness, this is such an attractive car. For me though, I'd save myself the $15k and just pick up a first gen mazdaspeed 3.
        desf
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan Andrew Martin
        Let me help you, it's gonna be miles behind regular ST. And I don't mean just outright speed (but this also), I mean that diesel engines are just no good for hot hatches. For trucks, yeah, for autobahn stormers, sure, not bad. But for hot hatch? It's rubbish. It'll have huge turbolag under 2krpm, it'll go out of puff at about 4krpm and even if you keep it between 2-4krpm it'll still have much worse reaction on accelerator pedal inputs. These are engines for people who want to cover miles in peace, quiet and cheap. If you're one of these, high chance you'll be more interested in buying something other than Focus ST.
      radroach
      • 1 Year Ago
      If they can keep the diesel exhaust fluid requirements to a minimum, they'd be able to do it here in the US.
      Shadrach Miller
      • 1 Year Ago
      So no ST-D's for the US?
      car-a-holic
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want one. Too bad ford doesn't want my money on this one. Diesel naysayers be damned!!!
        J
        • 1 Year Ago
        @car-a-holic
        Just make sure you use protection before committing to an ST-D.
      harold
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sounds to me people on here know nothing of diesels. The EPA makes it hard for auto makers to produce diesel cars. The clean tech is there. Diesels in the truck segment are 30% more efficient than gas. They also build more torque for towing. I own a 06 Ram quad cab. It has the 5.9 cummins motor. I can get 23.5 mpg if I keep my foot out. I have power and room. My 08 ford Ranger got 19, no room. I will get over a half million miles on the low side out of the engine. I use good oil, good fuel. I keep the maintenance up. The best truck I have ever had. When I'm at the pump the people driving Jetta's are happy. They are getting 50 plus mpg on highway.
      That Guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      God Ford is pathetic. 8 seconds to 60 in the STD? Why bother?
      thequebecerinfrance
      • 1 Year Ago
      Everyone is getting excited because it has a diesel and it wont be coming to the states. Who cares, diesel engines are not that much fun. And contrary to nearly every one here, I gad one pretty nice diesel and although torquey it just not the same a nice high performance gasoline engine. And dont forget the price of that diesel, it's gonna be much higher than it's gasoline counterpart.
      Gurble
      • 1 Year Ago
      EIGHT second 0-60? That's not a hot hatch. It's just a hatch with a body kit.
      NeO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yea don't bother looking for anything 'here' supposedly the best country in the world..we used to be, but this is the decline..
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