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Coming alive! Home-fit engine boost for latest Ford ST

  • Substantial power/torque gains for Mk 8 Fiesta ST
  • Thoroughly engineered/tested for safety and reliability
  • Innovative SMARTflash app for easy DIY installation
2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque. Image: Ford UK
2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque – and fit it at home over your cellphone. Image: Ford UK

BRENTWOOD, England – The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST has had its shackles removed by Mountune’s M225 latest upgrade with ”significant” increases in both power and torque without compromising safety or reliability.

The upgrade is being launched – in Europe, at least – alongside an mTune SMARTflash app which lets users install and update vehicle calibrations from a smartphone which, Ford says, ”.

2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque. Image: Ford UK
2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: The boot badge comes as part of the upgrade. Image: Ford UK

With nothing but the new mTune SMARTflash app on their smartphone and the supplied Bluetooth OBD interface, Ford says, ”Fiesta ST owners can completely change their vehicle”.

EASY CALIBRATION PROCESS

”The SMARTflash system,” the automaker says, ”was designed to select various calibrations easily and quickly to suit an owner’s needs. It also enables Mountune customers to update their vehicle with the latest calibrations directly from Mountune and includes a VIN and calibration ID reader.”

David Moore, Mountane’s performance director, explained: ”SMARTflash makes it incredibly easy for customers to switch vehicle calibrations in as little as two minutes using only a phone. It adds a level of convenience and functionality to our packages and embodies our forward-thinking approach to vehicle performance upgrades.

”The new Fiesta ST is the perfect platform to launch this DIY-friendly pioneering technology. No laptop, no wires, no handsets – no problem!”

2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque. Image: Ford UK
2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque. Image: Ford UK

The ST’s peak power has been increased to 225PS, torque to 340Nm – respective gains of 26PS and 55Nm – but, Mountaine says, ”that isn’t the whole story”.

‘REALLY COMES ALIVE!’

”The 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, EcoBoost engine now delivers torque earlier and across the rev-range, completely transforming the driving experience with blistering acceleration.

”The package has reduced the car’s 0-100km/h sprint from 6.5sec to below six and cut a full second from Ford’s in-gear 50-100km benchmark.

“With M225 and our new SMARTflash system owners can safely increase the performance of the Fiesta ST with unprecedented ease. With that almost instantaneous delivery of torque the ST really comes alive, but you also have peace of mind in knowing that this is an engineered upgrade.

”As with all Mountune packages, the M225 has undergone extensive performance and durability testing with all safety parameters retained. This is not just the best upgrade for the Fiesta ST, it’s also the most robust.”

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Three distinct calibrations are included with the m225 upgrade to provide ”a range of practical options”. The Performance calibration delivers the extra power and torque along with a more assertive launch control strategy and enhanced audible exhaust output in Sport/Track modes.

The other two are Stock Performance (returns the vehicle to its standard configuration) and full-immobilisation Anti-Theft.

2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque. Image: Ford UK
2019 FORD FIESTA ST UPGRADE: More power, more torque from an upgrade installed at home via your smartphone. Image: Ford UK

The upgrade supports all known regional variations of Ford’s latest hot hatch – good news for South Africa as, Ford says, ST owners everywhere can install and remove the upgrade anywhere in the world, at any time.

The complete m225 package includes:

  • SMARTflash EVI Bluetooth OBD adapter
  • mTune SMARTflash app (Android or Apple)
  • Three useful calibrations: Performance, Stock, Anti-Theft
  • High-flow induction kit
  • Mountune badge
  • Mountune zip-up shell case

There’s also an mTune SMARTflash m225 light option for owners who’ve already installed the uprated induction kit.

For more information go to Mountain.com .

 

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