2016 Ford Fiesta ST ‘M-Sport Edition’ Reviewed

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If you aren’t familiar with the name “M-Sport,” let’s get you up to speed; it’s a racing team and constructor out of England started by former World Rally Championship driver Malcolm Wilson. Since its birth in 1979, M-Sport’s accomplishments have become many, and include building and running the official cars of the Ford World Rally Team since the late 1990s.

Now that you’re acquainted, say hello to the Ford Fiesta ST “M-Sport Edition.” This hot-hatch isn’t just a namesake; it’s been fiddled with by the folks at M-Sport to produce more power and better handling. And just this week, the UK’s Autocar published a review.

The M-Sport Edition 2016 Ford Fiesta ST boasts an engine upgrade package from the UK’s Mountune, boosting power output up to 197HP – or 212 on overboost. That’s up substantially from the stock figures of 179/197 horsepower. More impressive still is the addition of a Quaife limited-slip differential, 17-inch OZ wheels, a unique rear wing, and plenty of M-Sport-branded touches throughout, including an exterior graphics package. All that comes to £21,600 – £3,955 more than the base Ford Fiesta ST.

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Granted, your color options are limited to Frozen White or, for an additional fee of £245, Spirit Blue.

And then, there are the options. A handling kit is available with Eibach springs and custom Bilstein dampers, as well as an Alcon brake kit, and a Pipercross/M-Sport induction kit which adds no performance, but reportedly gives the motor a louder roar.

Sadly, if you live in the US as we do, there’s an entire ocean between you and the Ford Fiesta ST M-Sport Edition. Still, if you’re at all curious as to how Autocar found the WRC-inspired hot-hatch, be sure to read the full review.

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Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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