Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer gets behind the wheel of the latest Ford Fiesta ST, winner of Used Car of the Year.
Our very own Mike Brewer explains why the Blue Oval’s latest supermini got a thumbs up from the judges as the Ford Fiesta ST won the Used Car of the Year from Car Dealer Magazine
Launched in 2011, the Ford Fiesta ST features a redesigned front fascia similar to the one seen on the Focus ST, a large rear spoiler, and an aggressive rear diffuser with a dual exhaust system. Inside, the ST provides heavily bolstered Recaro front seats and sportier décor.
The Fiesta ST is powered by a 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost engine to deliver performance while it was said to provide good fuel efficiency. The 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost turbocharged engine features Twin-independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) and puts out 182 PS (134 kW; 180 hp) with 177 lb⋅ft (240 N⋅m) of torque, providing an acceleration time of under 7 seconds (0–100 km/h) and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h). This engine features ‘overboost’, allowing delivery of up to 200 PS (197 bhp; 147 kW) for a maximum of 15 seconds.
Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer is a founder of the Used Car Awards in partnership with Car Dealer Magazine, which have been celebrated for the past eight years.
The awards celebrate the used car industry with 20 dealer categories and eight manufacturer categories. These range from the Dealers’ Dealer, Service & Repair Outlet, and Car Supermarket to Used SUV and Manufacturer Used Car Scheme.
Usually held at The Brewery in London, with a lavish celebration, the 2020 awards went digital for the first time.
Car Dealer Magazine is the UK’s leading motor trade website providing daily news and features for car industry professionals.
The brand started life as a glossy motor trade magazine which published 145 printed editions, before transforming into a totally digital brand in March 2020 following the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, publication of the magazine has been digital and the website has grown to extraordinary levels as motor trade professionals seek out the latest news and information.
Car Dealer Magazine was founded by James Baggott in 2008 and is published independently by Blackball Media, based in Gosport, Hants. Blackball Media is part of the Baize Group.
The magazine runs a number of events including CDX, the UK’s largest motor trade Expo, the Used Car Awards with Mike Brewer, and the Car Dealer Power Awards.