2011 Ford Fiesta XR4 Turbo Spied Testing New EcoBoost Engine

Mike Stevens | Sep 21, 2010

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New spy photos obtained today reveal that Ford is deep in development of the new Fiesta ST, likely to be sold locally as the 2011 Ford Fiesta XR4 Turbo.

Powered by the turbo-charged EcoBoost version of Ford's new 88kW 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine, the Fiesta ST / XR4 Turbo is expected to produce around 125-130kW.

On this spied prototype, a front-mounted intercooler is visible behind the Fiesta's shark-like grille, along with twin exhaust tips at the rear and chunky Recaro sports seats in the cabin.

The hot new Fiesta is likely to enter the Australian line-up above the current range-topping Fiesta Zetec, replacing the previous generation's naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre 110kW Fiesta XR4.

Style-wise, the spied prototype is sporting low-offset 17-inch alloy wheels, a large rear spoiler and a new rear bumper with faux diffuser and twin exhaust pipes.

The 2011 Ford Fiesta XR4 Turbo's official debut is some time off yet, with an Australian debut likely to occur around the middle of next year.

The 2010 Ford Fiesta ECOnetic was voted winner in the Light Car class of TMR's 2009 Best Drive, Best Value Awards.

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  • Adrian
    Adrian says,
    6 years ago
    They didn't even try to hide it at all!! LOL
  • Nightshader says,
    6 years ago
    Hopefully a Renault Clio Sport without the price tag.
  • Bryant Morris says,
    6 years ago
    Looks good smile
  • says,
    6 years ago
    My girl friend has the Zetec(1.6), I love it. It's fantastic dynamically, literally screaming out for more power... this will be a very nice car, Ford Australia sure know how to tune a turbo/engine.
  • Leon Liang says,
    6 years ago
    man that sux, even the XR4T gets twin tail pipes, feel so ripped off with the XR6T.
    • Ward Paterson says,
      5 years ago
      Yeah, but do you really want tail pipes that stick out that much from the body? Looks stupid IMO
  • super matthew
    Super Mattthew says,
    5 years ago
    Ward, did you consider that maybe those aren't the final production-ready tips?
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    5 years ago
    It would look better if it had the rear wing from the "Monster" World Rally Cars.... and the exhausts were out the side like the "Monster" World Rally Cars..
  • My Cars Called T-Rex says,
    5 years ago
    Very cool,winding up the boost on one of these will make it one very quick little car.