Which Ford Focus ST Is Better? Diesel Or Gas-Powered?

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Ford was apparently wondering the same.

Perhaps one day the Ford Focus ST diesel will find its way stateside. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel four with 182 hp and 295 lb-ft torque, the Focus ST diesel makes the sprint from 0-62 mph in 8.1 seconds and has a top speed of 135 mph. Contrast that with the Focus ST most of us are familiar with: the 2.0-liter four banger packing 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, which goes from 0-62 in 6.5 seconds. So on paper, obviously, the gasoline-powered Focus ST is faster. But what about in reality, out on the track?

That's the very question Ford of Europe was wondering. It has just pitted the Focus ST hatchback against the Focus ST diesel estate wagon to see which is faster on a super-slippery race track.


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