Three’s the magic num­ber

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As if the bonkers power po­ten­tial of the three­cylin­der 1-litre EcoBoost en­gine wasn’t enough (see March 2017 is­sue), Ford has just upped its game with the an­nounce­ment of a 1.5-litre ver­sion which will power the new Fi­esta ST re­vealed at the Geneva Mo­tor Show this month.

Claim­ing 197 bhp and 213 lb.ft, the all-al­loy tur­bocharged en­gine will be the first three-cylin­der to fall un­der the Ford Per­for­mance brand, and fea­tures an in­te­grated ex­haust man­i­fold that im­proves ef­fi­ciency by help­ing the en­gine reach op­ti­mal tem­per­a­tures faster, and de­liv­ers torque more rapidly by min­imis­ing the dis­tance ex­haust gasses travel be­tween cylin­ders and tur­bocharger.

The Fi­esta ST will be launched early 2018, and we can’t wait to see what the tuners will do once they get their hands on this en­gine.

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