Ford took the new Ford Focus ST and the Focus station wagon ST and put them against each other, to prove that the ST station wagon that is equipped with a diesel is as sporty as the ST equipped with a 2 liter EcoBoost.
The race was set at the Castle Cobb track in England, west of Bristol. On wet asphalt the hatch Focus ST with the EcoBoost 250 hp engine was set against the station wagon ST with the 2.0 liter TDCi, which delivers 185 hp.
The difference in power is big, but the ST diesel prevails in the field of torque. The ST gasoline needs 6,5 sec for the 0-100 km/h while the diesel needs 8,1 sec. The two cars of course are equipped with torque vectoring system that redistributes the torque to improve traction.
For reasons of fairness, the Focus ST Estate was given a head start of 2-3 sec. You can see the result of the race on the video below.