The 2013 Ford Fiesta ST will be available in UK this March at a starting price of 16,995 GBP.

The 2013 Ford Fiesta ST will be available in the UK this March at a starting price of 16,995 GBP.

While the U.S.-spec 2014 Fiesta ST is sold only as a five-door model, the Euro-spec version will be available exclusively as a three-door model. The base ST1 version comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, Ford DAB radio and cloth Recaro sport seats.

For an additional 1,000 GBP customers can order the model in the ST-2 trim which adds LED daytime running lights, better Sony DAB radio, half-leather Recaro sport seats and keyless entry.

Under the hood it has a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine producing 180 HP (132 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Linked exclusively to a 6-speed manual transmission, the Euro-spec Fiesta ST completes the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).

Compared to the stock model, the ST variant gets a revised suspension with new springs, dampers and front knuckles. The ride height has been lowered by 15mm, while the braking system has been improved. It also boasts a three-stage electronic stability control system and enhanced torque vectoring control.

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2013 Ford Fiesta ST costs 16,995 GBP