The all-new, 2019 Ford Edge ST – Ford’s first utility vehicle to wear the performance-oriented “ST” badge – is officially the quickest ST model ever, beating both the current Fiesta ST and the Focus ST in straight-line acceleration. Ford won’t put a precise figure on it, but the automaker says that “less than six seconds” is needed for the Edge ST to sprint to 60 mph from a standstill. For comparison, the Focus ST takes somewhere around six-and-a-half seconds to reach 60, depending on who’s doing the shifting.
We don’t figure we’ll see the 2019 Ford Edge ST winning too many autocross events after launch, but it’s good to know that the CUV’s larger size and greater curb weight haven’t ruled out decent performance.
After releasing Part 1 of a three-part documentary about the new Ford Edge ST earlier in the week, Ford Performance has just released the second and third parts, which can be seen above (Part 2) and below (Part 3). Part 2 discusses exactly what Ford Performance’s “DNA” is made up of – power and speed, yes, but also “driving dynamics, braking capability, cooling, the seats, the transmission and its shift quality,” says Ford Performance Chief Functional Engineer Ed Kranz. “It’s everything that you experience in the vehicle.”
In Part 3, the 2019 Ford Edge ST is handed over to pro NASCAR driver Joey Logano, who drives the No. 22 Team Penske Ford Fusion full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In the video, he puts the new performance-oriented crossover through its paces on a closed test course, remarking at the end of the test: “I have a family now – a wife and a little guy and a couple of dogs, and you’ve got to have the room – but I’m still a performance guy… They say this is the quickest ST they’ve ever built. That means a lot to me.”
The first-ever Ford Edge ST is launching this year alongside a completely-refreshed Ford Edge lineup that features an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission co-developed by Ford and GM, and a standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4 petrol engine. The ST is the only 2019 Edge model with access to Ford’s 335-horsepower, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6.
Too bad Ford couldn’t keep updating the Ford Fusion, but they can steal hijack the Ford Fusion Sport and declare how great performance vehicles they are producing. The Jacked up minivans they are calling SUVs/CUVs are going to lose popularity, and no Ford cars. Will the auto buyers that Ford has deserted come back? Will Ford be able to get itself out of it? We shall see.
I know they are geniuses as some sycophants have declared, but I remember the Edsel, the Maverick, the Pinto, the Probe, the Mustang II and so many others.
So if the edge ST has 335hp, I sure hope that’s not the engine they’re using in the explorer ST!! Given that the current explorer can get the 365hp ecoboost…I’m ASSUMING the explorer ST will have more than that! Fingers crossed…I will be buying one for sure if so.
From what I understand it is the 2.7 L biturbo ecoboost engine.