That cuts the hot hatch's 0-62 mph time by more than half a second.
Owners of the latest Fiesta ST can now buy a new aftermarket upgrade that dramatically improves performance.
Created by well-known Ford tuning firm Mountune, the m225 package increases the hot hatch’s power output from 197 horsepower to 222 hp, as well as changing the car’s torque delivery. Whereas before the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine delivered 214 pound-feet (290 Newton-meters) of torque at 1,600 rpm, the m225 pack takes that up to 251 lb-ft (340 Nm) and offers it lower down the rev range, making the engine more responsive.
As a result, Mountune says the m225 pack slashes the Fiesta’s 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) time by more than half a second, bringing it below the six-second mark. And similarly, the company says the extra torque has cut the in-gear 31-62 mph (50-100 kph) acceleration by a full second.
The upgrade, which includes a high-flow induction kit, essentially achieves these performance gains by allowing more air to enter the cylinders, then modifying the engine tuning. Although the induction kit is a mechanical upgrade, the "re-map" for the engine is installed using Mountune’s SMARTflash system. Combining a smartphone app and a Bluetooth receiver that plugs into the car’s OBD II diagnostics port, the system allows the driver to flip between varying set-ups with their mobile phone.
Three calibrations are included with the upgrade, giving customers the option of stock settings or Mountune’s high-performance set-up, as well as an anti-theft immobilizer setting designed to keep the desirable hot hatchback safe from the criminal fraternity.
“SMARTflash makes it incredibly easy for our customers to switch between vehicle calibrations in as little as two minutes, just using their phone,” explained David Moore, director of Mountune. “It adds a new level of convenience and functionality to our packages and embodies our forward-thinking approach to vehicle performance upgrades. The new Fiesta ST is the perfect platform to launch this DIY-friendly, pioneering technology. No laptop, no wires, no handsets – no problem!”
And despite the significant increase in torque, power and performance, Mountune says the upgrade does not “compromise” the Fiesta ST’s safety or reliability, claiming the car has undergone “extensive” testing to ensure the upgrades don’t damage any components.
“With that almost instantaneous delivery of torque the ST really comes alive, but you also have peace of mind in knowing that this is an engineered upgrade,” said Moore. “As with all Mountune packages, the m225 has undergone extensive performance and durability testing with all safety parameters retained. This is not just the best upgrade for the Fiesta ST, it is also the most robust.”
Gallery: Ford Fiesta ST Mountune m225 upgrade
TRUE POTENTIAL OF MK 8 FIESTA ST UNLOCKED USING NEW APP
- Exceptional Mk 8 Fiesta ST transformed with substantial power and torque gains
- Upgrade thoroughly engineered and tested for safety and reliability
- Innovative SMARTflash app launched for easy DIY install and calibration
- m225 SMARTflash brings unique functionality with three distinct modes
16 March 2019, Brentwood. The new Ford Fiesta ST has had its shackles removed by mountune’s latest upgrade. The m225 package for the Mk 8 Fiesta ST provides significant increases to both power and torque, without compromising the vehicle’s safety or reliability. The new upgrade is being launched alongside the innovative mTune SMARTflash app, which allows users to install and update vehicle calibrations in minutes from their smartphone.
With nothing but the new mTune SMARTflash app on their smartphone and the supplied Bluetooth OBD interface, Fiesta ST owners can completely change their vehicle. The intuitive SMARTflash system has been designed to make selection between different calibrations simple and fast, giving users the freedom to change the vehicle to suit their needs. The new app also enables mountune customers to effortlessly update their vehicle with the latest calibrations directly from mountune and includes a convenient VIN and calibration ID reader.
“SMARTflash makes it incredibly easy for our customers to switch between vehicle calibrations in as little as two minutes, just using their phone,” explained David Moore, Director of mountune performance. “It adds a new level of convenience and functionality to our packages and embodies our forward-thinking approach to vehicle performance upgrades. The new Fiesta ST is the perfect platform to launch this DIY-friendly, pioneering technology. No laptop, no wires, no handsets – no problem!”
The ST’s peak power has been increased to 225PS with torque increased all the way to 340Nm, respective gains of 26PS and 55Nm – but that isn’t the whole story. The 1.5-litre 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine now delivers torque earlier and across the rev-range, completely transforming the driving experience with blistering acceleration. The package has reduced the car’s 0-60mph sprint from 6.5 seconds to below the 6 second mark and cut a full second from Ford’s in-gear 31-62mph benchmark.
“With m225 and our innovative new SMARTflash system, owners can safely increase the performance of the Fiesta ST with unprecedented ease,” continued David. “With that almost instantaneous delivery of torque the ST really comes alive, but you also have peace of mind in knowing that this is an engineered upgrade. As with all mountune packages, the m225 has undergone extensive performance and durability testing with all safety parameters retained. This is not just the best upgrade for the Fiesta ST, it is also the most robust.”
Three distinct calibrations are included with the m225 upgrade, providing users with a range of practical options. The m225 Performance calibration delivers the previously mentioned power and torque increases alongside a more aggressive launch control strategy and enhanced audible exhaust output in Sport/Track modes. The other two calibrations are Stock Performance, which returns the vehicle to its standard configuration and Anti-Theft, which fully immobilises the vehicle.
The new upgrade is available in two versions that support all known regional variations of Ford’s latest hot hatch. This means that ST owners from across the world can install and remove the upgrade anywhere in the world, at any time.
The complete m225 package includes:
- SMARTflash EVI Bluetooth OBD adapter
- mTune SMARTflash app, available for both Android and Apple
- 3 useful calibrations: Performance, Stock and Anti-Theft
- High-flow induction kit
- mountune badge
- mountune zip-up shell case
There is also an mTune SMARTflash m225 light option, which is intended for owners who have already installed the uprated induction kit.
For more information on the exhilarating m225 upgrade or SMARTflash, please visit www.mountunestore.com