M-Sport Edition Ford Fiesta gets LSD for added grip

By CARSIFU | 30 November 2015

LONDON: A British motorsports outfit has shown the upgrade potential of the Ford Fiesta.

The M-Sport Edition Fiesta features a number of performance and aesthetic enhancements.

Mirroring the EcoBoost powered Ford Fiesta RS WRC, the M-Sport Edition Fiesta by M-Sport comes complete with a unique gloss black rear spoiler and graphics which draw inspiration from the 2015 M-Sport World Rally Team livery

Each car also includes embroidered seats featuring the M-Sport logo, a custom steering wheel with Nappa leather and Alcantara trim, a carbon fibre gear lever insert with M-Sport logo on the gate pattern, an M-Sport logo on the rev counter and individual carbon fibre build numbers on the tailgate to define true limited edition status.

The most exciting upgrades however can be found under the bonnet. The 1.6 EcoBoost direct injection engine comes complete with a Mountune MP215 upgrade which retains the factory warranty and delivers 212hp at 6,000 rpm as well as 32Nm at 3,000 rpm.

The Ford IB6 gearbox also features a Quaife ATB limited slip differential for improved traction and OZ Superturismo LM 7×17" ET42 light alloy wheels in matt graphite complete the package.

Further options are available for those who desire the ultimate edition including an optional ‘Handling Pack’ with Bilstein inverted mono tube struts and Eibach Pro springs for improved handling.

An optional brake upgrade featuring Alcon callipers, 332mm discs and Goodridge braided brake hoses is also available as well as an M-Sport cold air induction system with Pipercross high flow foam filter.

A modified exhaust is also available with a custom-made rear silencer from Chris Tullett Exhausts – the firm who supply the exhausts for the rally-winning Fiesta RS WRC.

“It’s a proper hot hatch with a Quaife differential in the gearbox as well as a host of other well thought out options and additions supplied by our valued trade partners," said M-Sport managing director Malcolm Wilson, who worked with auto detailer Permashine to make the road car upgrade project a reality.