Another day, another hot hatch we can't have in America. Today's teaser: the Ford M-Sport Fiest TDCi. This special Fiesta is prepared by Ford's WRC team M-Sport, which just celebrated a one-two-three-five finish at the Swedish rally, in conjunction with British dealer Stan Palmer Ford.
The rally-inspired Fiesta runs a 99-hp 1.6-liter Zetec S diesel engine, which can be upgraded – for an extra £500 over the £13,495 sticker price – to 120 hp. It also comes with 17-inch anthracite multi-spoke OZ alloys, leather-and-Altantara interior and the requisite special badging inside and out. British customers should check out the press release after the jump and run to Stan Palmer Ford if they're interested, as only 50 examples will be made. As for us, we'll just settle for another banzai Mustang in the meantime.
Stan Palmer Ford release limited edition M-Sport Fiesta TDCi
As the first car ever sanctioned by M-Sport and Managing Director Malcolm Wilson a maximum number of 50 will be produced all with a 1.6 TDCi Zetec S diesel engine. The Fiesta has also been devised to emulate the look of the rally going version which has become a worldwide phenomenon for one-make championship rallying.
Features include: 7" x 17"M-Sport / OZ branded racing wheels in anthracite, anthracite leather with blue Alcantara centre panels and door cards plus M-Sport logo stitched into the two front seats in white, M-Sport graphic in anthracite on two front doors and tailgate and a numbered limited edition M-Sport dash plaque in brushed aluminium, M-Sport steering wheel insert, M-Sport gear lever insert, M-Sport brushed aluminium sill plates and M-Sport carpet mats.
The M-Sport Fiesta also offers, as an option, the Bluefin power upgrade system giving the vehicle some 21 extra bhp for a mere £500 more.
This car has been designed to offer buyers a sporty alternative without high priced running costs. With its state-of-the-art TDCi Zetec S diesel engine it can achieve up to 64 mpg and, with a CO2 emissions showing of just118g/km, will cost a mere £35 for one full years road tax.
With a limited run of 50 this amazing offer is only available exclusively through Stan Palmer Ford and is your chance to own a limited edition vehicle certified by World Rally Championship winning team M-Sport. With over £2500 of unique extras this car is available for £13,495, which is just £1,000 more than a standard Fiesta Diesel Zetec S.
For more information on this amazing new production please visit Stan Palmer Ford at http://www.stanpalmerford.co.uk/ or alternatively contact the dealer on +44 (0) 1697 343 361.