Ford is bringing the U.S.-spec version of its 2014 Fiesta ST to the 2012 L.A. Auto Show.

Ford is bringing the U.S.-spec version of its 2014 Fiesta ST to the 2012 L.A. Auto Show.

It is powered by a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces an estimated 197 hp (147 kW) and 214 lb-ft (290 Nm) of torque. This makes it more powerful than its European counterpart which offers 178 hp (132 kW) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque.

It will be sold exclusively as a 5-door hatchback and with a 6-speed manual gearbox that enables the hot hatch to return 34 mpg (40.8 mpg UK or 6.9 liters / 100 km). It comes with a bespoke front grille and chin spoiler with a redesigned rear diffuser and fascia extensions. The Fiesta ST rides on 17-inch alloys and features dual exhaust pipes and a high-mounted spoiler.

Compared to the standard version, the ST model sits 15mm lower while the rear axle has received increased roll stiffness for improving stability through corners. Suspension tweaks are also included, as well as Torque Vectoring Control that diminishes understeer. It also comes with a three-mode electronic stability control: standard, sport and off.

Full details are available in the press release below.

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