Ford of Europe has enlisted Ken Block to help promote the new Fiesta ST. As part of a contest, fans were invited to test drive the model with the Gymkhana star.

Ford of Europe has enlisted Ken Block to help promote the new Fiesta ST.

As part of a contest, fans were invited to test drive the model with the Gymkhana star. However, it wasn't an ordinary test drive as Block drove winners around various courses in Budapest.

As we have previously reported, the Euro-spec Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that develops 182 HP (134 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 47.9 mpg UK (5.9 L/100km / 39.9 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 138 g/km.

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