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Ford Puma ST 2021

The all-new Ford Puma ST introduces acclaimed Ford Performance riding dynamics to the compact SUV phase for the first actual time in Europe.

Enhanced with state-of-the-art Sports Technologies along with a unique-in-phase constrained-slip differential (LSD) choice and patented pressure vectoring springs, Puma ST additionally capabilities selectable Drive Modes along with Sport mode and - for the primary time on a Ford Performance automobile - Eco mode; offering drivers with alternatives for a huge variety of avenue riding scenarios.

Combined, those improvements supply the energised riding revel in Ford Performance fashions are well-known for throughout Europe, whilst preserving the consolation and versatility provided through Ford's new compact SUV.

The Ford Puma ST is powered through a 2 hundred PS 1.five litre EcoBoost engine turning in zero-a hundred km/h (zero-sixty two mph) acceleration in 6.7 seconds. An optimised chassis capabilities bespoke twist-beam, anti-roll bar and damper configurations. Steering responses are 25 in keeping with cent quicker and brakes 17 in keeping with cent large than the same old Puma. Specially-advanced Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres additionally assist supply the maximum agile Ford SUV riding revel in yet.

Performance upgrades and competitive styling take a seat down aspect-through aspect with modern capabilities along with Local Hazard Information related-automobile generation and the Ford MegaBox that offers eighty litres of garage underneath the boot ground for ordinary practicality.

"Real riding fans are not going to accept much less exhilaration simply due to the fact lifestyles needs a greater 'realistic' automobile, so our primary precedence became that the Puma ST needed to be as exhilarating and succesful as each ST version, with out sacrificing any of Puma's practicality," stated Stefan Muenzinger, Ford Performance manager, Europe. "We agree with that we've the best-coping with small SUV in its phase. It clearly does experience related and has the real ST experience. It is a pleasure to pressure."

Redefining SUV agility

Ford Performance labored along Michelin to broaden a bespoke tyre specification to supplement the Puma ST's more advantageous chassis, with out sacrificing the subtle journey quality - one of the maximum compelling SUV attributes.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres can absolutely take advantage of the extra traction provided through the non-obligatory Quaife mechanical constrained-slip differential, introduced as a part of the to be had overall performance pack.

The Ford Puma ST is the handiest small overall performance SUV in Europe to be provided with an LSD, which optimises the front-stop traction to decorate cornering capacity and minimise understeer, specially at the go out of corners.

The simply mechanical machine distributes engine torque to the wheel with the maximum grip, lowering wheel spin and permitting the motive force to absolutely take advantage of the engine overall performance.

The LSD choice works along Torque Vectoring Control, which improves avenue-protecting and decreases understeer through making use of brake pressure to the interior the front wheel whilst cornering. The stability among the 2 capabilities has been fine-tuned through Ford Performance to optimise grip on dry surfaces and smoothness on moist surfaces.

Puma ST similarly complements Ford's B-automobile structure to counterbalance the automobile's evidently better centre of gravity. The rear suspension twist-beam is uprated to 2,000 Nm/deg torsional stiffness, an growth of greater than forty in keeping with cent as compared with Fiesta ST and 50 in keeping with cent as compared to the same old Puma, with a 28 mm anti-roll bar incorporated into the U section. A the front 24 mm anti-roll bar additionally contributes to cornering balance.

Ford's patented pressure vectoring springs additionally enhance the Puma ST's balance, agility and responsiveness. The non-uniform, non-interchangeable, directionally-wound springs observe vectoring forces to the rear suspension and permit cornering forces to tour without delay into the spring, for expanded lateral stiffness.

The spring generation works in mixture with Hitachi twin-tube frequency-reactive dampers on the the front and rear, with the stiffness wanted for more advantageous frame manage along the compliance to isolate smaller avenue imperfections for excessive-pace refinement. Bespoke bump stops were particular to hold manage below excessive suspension loads.

Ford Puma ST's guidance gives you an 11.4:1 ratio - nearly 25 in keeping with cent quicker than the same old Puma - supplied through a mixture of revised the front knuckle presenting a shorter guidance arm and quicker guidance rack gearing, for heightened turn-in reaction.

"Steering is a focus of any ST version as it is key for the interplay among driving force and automobile. The Puma ST turn-in reaction is exceptional. The direct and unique automobile response gives confidence - a key component for fun-to-pressure," Muenzinger stated.

Braking overall performance is likewise optimised for a real ST riding revel in. Front discs are expanded through 17 in keeping with cent in diameter as compared with the same old Puma specification to 325 mm, and 271 mm discs function on the rear. Puma ST's brake booster is tuned for modulation, experience and remarks that helps overall performance riding.

Powerful, responsive EcoBoost overall performance

Ford's state-of-the-art 2 hundred PS 1.five-litre EcoBoost petrol engine - first delivered for the multi-award-prevailing Fiesta ST - capabilities superior turbocharging and excessive-stress gasoline injection technology along Twin-unbiased Variable Cam Timing to supply sports activities automobile overall performance with optimised gasoline performance.

The all-aluminium engine's three-cylinder structure gives evidently excessive torque at low rpm, and overall performance is more advantageous through a radial-axial turbocharger and an incorporated exhaust manifold that minimises the gap exhaust gasses tour among cylinders and turbocharger - each supporting construct raise stress quicker and minimise lag.

Peak electricity is to be had at 6,000 rpm, with height torque expanded to 320 Nm among 2,500 rpm and three,500 rpm, contributing to linear acceleration and more advantageous responsiveness.

In addition to a bespoke air-consumption and a free-flowing exhaust machine for optimum overall performance, the Puma ST additionally capabilities new roll-proscribing engine mounts that minimise undesirable moves especially at some stage in tough cornering, whilst helping ordinary refinement.

Active exhaust valve generation amplifies the evidently sporty three-cylinder engine sound to decorate the riding revel in. Ford Performance tuned the exhaust notice to higher match the Puma ST's greater subtle SUV individual - the version is about 1 decibel quieter than the Fiesta ST for a greater composed cruising revel in.

Industry-first innovation similarly allows the 1.five-litre EcoBoost engine to be as realistic as it's far sporty. Ford's cylinder deactivation generation became the primary to function for a three-cylinder engine and might mechanically forestall gasoline shipping and valve operation for one of the engine's cylinders in situations wherein complete ability isn't always wanted, consisting of whilst coasting or cruising with mild call for at the engine.

The generation can disengage or re-have interaction one cylinder in 14 milliseconds - 20 instances quicker than the blink of an eye - saving gasoline and seamlessly contributing to expected l/a hundred km gasoline performance and 134 g/km CO2 emissions NEDC (6.nine l/a hundred km and one hundred fifty five g/km WLTP). A fast mild-off fueloline particulate clear out out additionally reduces soot emissions.

Ford Puma ST is obtainable with the identical direct, smooth-transferring six-pace guide transmission because the Fiesta ST, with a shortened very last pressure ratio to permit 6.7-2nd zero-a hundred km/h (zero-sixty two mph) acceleration and a 220 km/h (137 mph) pinnacle pace whilst accommodating announcement 19-inch alloy wheels.

Modes to fit your mood

Selectable Drive Modes are key to the Puma ST's versatility. From a Track mode that configures the overall performance SUV for optimum fun-to-pressure, to Eco mode, provided for the primary time on an ST version, Drive Modes adjust Puma ST's individual to match situation or mood.

  • In Normal mode, engine mapping, traction manage, digital balance manage (ESC), energetic exhaust valve and electric powered electricity-assisted guidance (EPAS) are configured to supply herbal responsiveness and a related experience
  • In Eco mode, engine mapping and throttle reaction are configured for optimum gasoline performance
  • In Sport mode, engine mapping and throttle pedal reaction are sharpened, and EPAS settings adjusted to supply greater remarks and finer manage for instant avenue riding. The energetic noise manage valve opens to heighten the sporty exhaust notice. Sport mode is obtainable without delay the usage of a devoted button at the guidance wheel
  • In Track mode, all automobile dynamics capabilities are tuned for the quickest feasible lap instances, traction manage is disabled, and ESC interventions are set to huge-slip mode for the purest riding revel in

In addition, three-mode ESC allows drivers to select among complete machine intervention; huge-slip mode with constrained intervention; and complete machine de-activation.

Developed to be used on course handiest and to be had as a part of the non-obligatory overall performance pack, Launch Control allows drivers to acquire most pleasure with always rapid status starts. Selected the usage of guidance wheel controls, the machine turns on a devoted graphical show withinside the 12.three-inch virtual device cluster.

Holding the throttle absolutely open will teach the machine to construct engine rpm and mechanically preserve on the rev limit - filling an on-display gauge that shows whilst the auto is ready for launch. Releasing the grab absolutely then allows an optimised status begin with ESC, traction manage, Torque Vectoring Control and Torque Steer Compensation structures dealing with electricity and torque shipping.

Eye-catching seems and specification

Puma's sporty styling - along with a sloping roofline silhouette and stated wheel arches - lends itself to a greater excessive Puma ST layout that mixes shape and function.

A Ford Performance-embossed splitter is incorporated into the the front bumper to growth the front stop downforce through nearly eighty in keeping with cent for more balance and traction. The massive rear roof spoiler additionally helps optimised aerodynamics, with a unique diffuser included into the rear bumper. Signature ST higher and decrease grilles are designed to supply expanded engine cooling capability.

The Ford Puma ST gives Magnetite or machined steel finishes for the same old 19-inch alloy wheels, and 6 to be had outdoors frame colorings encompass Agate Black, Desert Island Blue, Fantastic Red, Frozen White, Magnetic and bold, ST-distinct Mean Green. A gloss black end for the roof, grille surrounds, aspect spears, door replicate caps and rear roof spoiler are all preferred, making the version even less complicated to identify.

The indoors is similarly charismatic; however even earlier than entering, preferred electricity-foldable door mirrors challenge the ST emblem onto the floor whilst unlocking.

Inside, heated, strengthened Recaro sports activities seats - embossed with the ST emblem and completed in grippy Miko Dinamica material - preserve driving force and the front passenger firmly in place. Ford Performance skid plates, a flat-bottomed leather-based guidance wheel and ST tools knob additionally function. Seats, tools lever gaiter and ST-branded ground mats are completed with Metal Grey stitching.

The distinct Puma ST indoors keeps to provide best-in-magnificence uncompromised loadspace of 456 litres, supported through the modern Ford MegaBox. The adaptable garage answer gives a deep, versatile, eighty-litre garage area underneath the boot ground - able to easily accommodating golfing luggage in an upright position.

Standard capabilities to maximize consolation and comfort encompass a wi-fi charging pad, Quickclear heated windscreen, the front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers and Ford's SYNC three communications and amusement machine - permitting drivers to manipulate audio, navigation and related smartphones the usage of easy voice commands.

The machine gives you Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility at no greater price and is supported through an 8-inch critical touchscreen that shows the Ford Performance emblem on begin up. A top class B&O sound machine is also to be had.

Standard FordPass Connect modem generation permits Puma ST proprietors to remotely manage a choice of automobile capabilities - along with Door Lock Unlock and Vehicle Locator - through the FordPass cellular app. The modem additionally allows cloud-related Local Hazard Information, that may tell drivers of a dangerous state of affairs on the street ahead, although the incident isn't always seen because of a bend in the street or different vehicles.

Further to be had driving force help technology encompass Pre-Collision Assist with Active Braking, Active Park Assist, Cross Traffic Alert with Active Braking, and Intelligent Speed Limiter.

"Our new Puma ST is sensible and subtle with head-turning SUV proportions, however capable of supply hot-hatchback thrills," Muenzinger stated.