By on March 5, 2014


With the Ford Focus ST due for a mid-cycle refresh in Europe, Ford apparently announced a diesel version of their hot hatch at a dinner after Day 1 of the Geneva Auto Show.

AutoExpress reports that the oil-burner will be powered by a

a 2.0 TDCi engine, the diesel ST will have 182bhp (1bhp more than the GTD) and cover 0-62mph in eight seconds – 0.5 seconds slower than the Golf. CO2 emission will be 114g/km, while the chassis will get the same suspension and steering tune as the petrol-powered Focus ST. A ‘heavily revised steering mount to reduce wheel hop and eliminate steering thump’ has been added, along with new wheels and tyres and further tweaks to improve steering feel. 

Photos of the new ST have not been released yet.

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16 Comments on “Geneva 2014: Ford Focus ST Gets Diesel Variant...”

  • avatar

    2.0 TDCi engine, the diesel ST will have 182bhp…


    Oh and diesel ST, manual only like the gas version?

    • 0 avatar

      2.0 TDCi engine, the diesel ST will have 182bhp…


      Oh and diesel ST, manual only like the gas version?

      “With the Ford Focus ST due for a mid-cycle refresh in Europe…”

      Good questions all, PrincipalDan. But we’ll probably never see it here in the States.


  • avatar

    114g/km of CO2. Ford how did you manage that out of a 2 liter with 180hp?

    Oh well props to them.

    • 0 avatar

      There are quite a few cars from various manufacturers with similar performance. The Volvo S60 with a 180 hp/295 ft-lb 2 liter diesel emits only 99g/km and is faster from 0-62 mph at 7.4 seconds. The smaller V40 D4 is comparable in size to the Focus. It emits only 85g/km with a 190 hp/295 ft-lb version of the same engine, while still managing 0-62 mph in 7.4 seconds.

  • avatar
    bumpy ii

    “Guten tag, Frau Ford dealer! I wish to purchase from you a new ST-D, bitte.”

    • 0 avatar


      I don’t think they’ve thought their naming scheme through completely. Apparently, ST in England (at least according to Clarkson) is a sanitary towel. Makes me laugh just thinking of it.

      My friend would have too much fun talking about this if he had one. His initials are STD.

      • 0 avatar

        Am I the only one who sees unfortunate connotations to naming a car “STD” ?

        • 0 avatar
          Kyree S. Williams

          It isn’t quite the same thing, but I believe that STI (Sexually-Transmitted Infection) is the more common term in Queen’s English.

          And there so happens to be a car with the suffix “STI”.

          • 0 avatar

            STI seems to have become the more PC term back here in ‘Murica too. Which makes sense, given that some of the maladies can be better described as infections rather than diseases.

            I still like “VD,” even though I was never really around when it was common usage.

          • 0 avatar

            Good ol’ Superpoo.

            I wonder car manufacturers do it on purpose.

  • avatar

    I want one in mocha brown.

  • avatar

    8 seconds to 62? Really?

    I’ve dragged a helluva lot of diesel Focii in my day… and the “135 hp” variant (to be fair, it was more like 155 hp with overboost) could hit 62 mph in 8.3 to 8.5 seconds easy. (equivalent to around 7.8 0-60 mph… 62 is right after the clunky 2-3rd shift)

    I would expect an STD (fitting name) to hit 62 mph in well under 8. But then, the new Focus is balls heavier than the Golf diesel.

  • avatar
    Dirk Stigler

    Ah, STD – the long-lost sport version of the Crown Vic! Feel the Panther-love..

  • avatar

    It would be big news in Europe if there wasn’t a diesel variant.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      I have to agree.

      My cousin’s daughter in Paris has a Focus diesel.

      I had a little Yaris diesel. They are surprising, especially on the autoroutes. I sat on 150kph and drove through the Pyrennes on mountain roads and around the southeast of France, Barritz, Bordeaux, Agen and other smaller cities.

      It returned 5 litres per hundred or 47mpg with 3 on board.

      It’s a pity the US has such ridiculous diesel fuel quality and emission trade barriers.

  • avatar

    Unbelievable, Z71_Silvy never talks about STD.

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