Ford offers limited edition Fiesta Sport + to...


... Europe. But US consumers will find the new Fiesta Sport + interesting though. The Fiesta Sport + (called the S1600 in the UK and the Fiesta Sport S in Germany) is a "performance" version of the three-door Fiesta that will be available in five European countries (Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium) initially. What's interesting to US Fiesta buyers is that this performance model gets the powertrain that US consumers get standard and we can add the 17-inch wheels (the Sport + model's are white), body kit, and the stripes from Ford's Fiesta "tattoo" program. Unfortunately, we don't have access to the three-door, more coupe-like version of the Fiesta that is available to most of the rest of the world. And, special edition models like this are often cheaper to purchase than if you had tried to put it together yourself from the options book. The Euro Fiesta Sport + is available in any color as long as it's Performance Blue (shown) or Frozen White with contrasting striping and comes with a body kit that includes a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser. The sporty look continues inside the car with heated, blue-stitched sports seats; standard side-airbags; and leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gear knob; plus special floor mats and scuff plates.

Source: Ford - Brief press release after the jump.

Press Release:Limited Edition Ford Fiesta Sport Offers Style With Performance
  • Sporty style and enhanced performance from 134PS, 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine
  • Available to performance enthusiasts in Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium
Ford is to introduce a new performance version of its best-selling Fiesta in Europe – the latest in a long line of fast small Fords aimed at driving enthusiasts looking to combine enhanced performance with sporty styling.

Based on the popular three-door Ford Fiesta, the limited edition Fiesta Sport + (which will be called Fiesta S1600 in the UK and Fiesta Sport S in Germany) is powered by an uprated 1.6-litre, Duratec Ti-VCT petrol engine producing 134 PS at 6,700rpm, with 160 Nm torque at 4,250 rpm. The Fiesta Sport + will accelerate to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 195 km/h.

Externally, the sporting pedigree is emphasised by a comprehensive body-styling kit that includes a unique front bumper with flared lower valence panel, extended side skirts, large rear spoiler and rear diffuser, finished with 17-inch, white alloy wheels. The newcomer’s special paint finish is available in Frozen White or Performance Blue, with contrasting motorsport stripes.

The sporting style continues inside the car with heated, blue-stitched sports seats, standard side-airbags and leather steering wheel, handbrake cover and gear knob, plus Motorsport-branded floor mats and scuff plates.

Roelant de Waard, Vice President, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe, said: "Fiesta Sport + continues a 30-year sporting Fiesta tradition that began with the Mk1 XR2 in 1981 and it demonstrates the creative engineering that Ford is offering with this great small car. With more power and unique sports features, the limited edition Fiesta Sport + will appeal to all enthusiasts."

The Fiesta Sport + is initially available in five European markets: Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.