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Ford Focus ST diesel FAQs

The Ford Focus ST diesel makes 190hp from its 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. That figure is in metric horsepower – sometimes quoted as PS – and converts to roughly 187 imperial horsepower.

The Ford Focus ST diesel's claimed average fuel economy is 59mpg. Hitting that figure yourself will require some seriously efficient driving, which can be especially tricky in a hot hatch, but you should be able to return around 50mpg in day-to-day driving.

The Ford Focus ST diesel completes the 0-62mph sprint in 7.6 seconds. That means it's a little slower than the petrol Ford Focus ST on paper, but it still feels quite powerful in the real world thanks to the diesel's huge reserves of low-down torque.

Top speed is a claimed 137mph, but you'll need to travel to Germany's derestricted autobahns if you want to test that out for yourself.

For the right kind of buyer, the Ford Focus ST diesel will be the perfect car. It offers effortless performance, excellent long-range fuel economy, a practical cabin and fun handling that won't make your passengers car sick. It's also competitively priced, especially as a nearly new or used car.

Its only real drawback is that it can't quite match the outright drama and acceleration you'll find in a petrol hot hatch, like the Volkswagen Golf GTI or the EcoBoost-powered Ford Focus ST. As a result, if you want the truest hot-hatch experience, the Focus ST diesel might not be for you. The flip-side here, however, is that these petrol hot hatches will have to refuel far sooner than the long-legged Focus ST diesel.