Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Ford Focus ST

You asked for them so we’re keeping them coming – here is our third Top 10 things you need to know about car ‘x’ – today, we’re taking a look at the 2013 Ford Focus ST. Let’s get it started.

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Top 10 things you need to know about the 2013 Ford Focus ST:

  1. The 2013 Ford Focus ST comes to the stateside for the first, making it the first time the sporty hatchback – once only available across the Atlantic ocean – will be sold in all markets.
  2. What does the ST stand for? Sporty Tires? Not even close – it stands for Sports Technologies.
  3. Power for the 2013 Ford Focus ST comes from a 2.0L EcoBoost 4-cylinder turbo making 247-hp and 265 lb-ft of torque.
  4. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and… that’s it – you can only opt for a manual here. No love for those that don’t know what the third pedal is for.
  5. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.1-6.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
  6. Comes with RECARO racing seats in full leather or partial leather, MyFord Touch, SYNC and bunch of other goodies.
  7. The Tangerine Scream color option you see here will cost you an extra $495.
  8. The first 1,000 pre-sale orders placed between May 1 and August 20 will get a free GoPro HD Hero2 Camera System.
  9. Prices start at $24,495 – that makes it cheaper than the Volkswagen GTI and the Mazdaspeed3.
  10. The Focus ST is the only sporty hatch/compact car available from an American automaker – and you thought Ford was all about being best-in-class for fuel-efficiency.

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– By: Omar Rana