7th Apr 2006, 19:20
The power in 3rd gear is what makes my face smile when I'm putting my foot down it is fantastic, I couldn't give a stuff about 0-60.
14th Apr 2006, 13:55
Well personally mine would do 0-60 quicker than that and it's a standard st220, drives awesome.
9th May 2006, 15:40
Just because a car has two doors does not mean it is inherently faster.
Check out the 0 - 60 times of cars such as the 2007 Mercedes S65, Rolls Royce Phantom, Maserati Quattroporte, and even the Cadillac STS-V. They will easily embarass many two-door "sports" cars.
13th May 2006, 04:29
Where do 7.8 seconds 0-60 come from? My old 2.5 would do that. My ST220 does it in 7.0. However, I agree with the latter comments - 0.60 proves nothing. The ST220 has lovely mid to high end punch that will leave most 4 pots looking stupid off the fast roundabouts. This car is not supposed to be a sports car. It is designed to be a quick, practical, comfortable family car. The refinement rivals the best in my opinion.
31st May 2006, 14:45
The official 0-60 time of the ST220 is 7.5, however Ford underrate their cars. Top Gear, Fast Ford, Performance Ford all measured it at 6.8/6.88 seconds. Ford also say it's 220BHP; it's more like 230, 235 if you have a well run in engine.
Remap it, add a panel filter and you'll have 250BHP without a problem :D.
20th Jul 2006, 11:43
Amazing car - comfortable, quick and practical.
I did not buy this car based on a 0-60 time, but I suspect that the true figure is somewhere around 6.8 and not the 7.4 / 7.8 some people are quoting.
I would be very interested to know how this compares with other cars from 60-90. I even suspect that it might have more top end (90 onwards) then many sports cars.
The only problem is that petrol in the UK is currently pushing a pound per litre.
22nd Jul 2006, 05:42
I have a 2004 Mondeo ST220.
Whilst in Italy, my clutch totally burnt out due to loose inferior bolts holding the flywheel onto the crankshaft.
Good job Ford's warranty package picked up the 1800 quid bill for all the damage!
31st Jul 2006, 10:28
0-60 means absolutely nothing. How often do we actually do 0-60 in everyday driving! The ST220 is not designed to be a 'chav' mobile to scream off at the lights. It's meant to be a practical, fast, comfortable, good looking cruiser with a big fat top end for those long motorway journeys. By the way not a lot will keep up with it on the drives through Germany. I've seen a lot of embarrassed BMW and Merc drivers as I wave at them in my rear view mirror - go the blue oval!! I have to say I'm disappointed the V6 is being phased out for the Volvo 5 pot. It doesn't sound as nice and really drinks the fuel. The MPG figures will be worse than the ST220. Time will tell.
4th Aug 2006, 04:14
The Swedish car magazine "Teknikens varld" (World of Technology) clocked the 4-door version to 6,9 seconds (0-62 mph) and the slightly heavier 5-door version to 7,2 seconds. 0-60 mph will of course be slightly faster than that.
5th Aug 2006, 17:40
What do you mean 0-60 means nothing, theirs nothing like sitting at the lights with another fast car by the side of you and you know theirs going to be a race. Realy gets the heart pumping. And when you've got a car with AWD it makes it even more special.
8th Aug 2006, 13:44
No, there's nothing like attacking a good, winding B-road, leaning on the available grip, feeling the steering's weight changing with the road surface, adjusting the line of the car with the throttle and stringing a sequence of challenging bends together into a lovely, flowing rhythm.
Drag races are for kids. Any idiot can make and drive a car fast in a straight line. Ability round corners is something completely different, as is developing the skill to exploit it. The ST220's chassis still has reserves that I struggle to exploit, but boy am I enjoying the bits I can access.
28th Sep 2006, 14:38
Hi I have done over 45k in mine now doing a round trip of 140 miles a day! When I realised what I was letting my self in for at 20k I decided to put a gas system on the car. I have done 25k on gas now and its running fine. As the engine is the same as the jag the installers said that it should be OK as long as I had the flash lube system fitted. At the flick of a switch I can swap between gas and petrol. I recon I must have payed for the change. It's a great car.
25th Jan 2007, 04:35
I have an audi a4 1.8T Quattro on a W plate its got 197 BHP and it rips the ST220s at the lights. I have timed it 0-62 in 6.0 seconds and its top ends 157 MPH.That's with 197 BHP and the ST220 has 220 BHP so where has that extra 23 BHP gone. I might go for an ST220as my next car. Has anyone got any suggestions where to get an ST220 chipped.
26th Jan 2007, 07:19
I want to buy one. As someone I know has one with a performance kit on it. And it's about as fast as my Audi. Do you know anywhere where you can get them chipped up to around 300 BHP?
26th Jan 2007, 14:36
'It has a 2x 4 inch exhausts.'
Lol. Your car may have very impressive performance, but most people wil be laughing at you because of you stupid chavvy exhausts.
31st Jan 2007, 17:35
I have recently had my Seat Leon Cupra R written off as so fool smashed into me and I'm looking at the st220 because I fancy a change. I must admit 0-60 isn't really that important, but it is nice to know you have a bit of kick at the lights. My seat is a 1.8T with 210bhp and achieved 0-60 in 7.2 seconds and I just think that for a 3.0 V6 its quite disappointing considering that I was getting just as much if not better performance from my Leon.
I do like them a lot but from reading your comments it will cost more to run for no better performance.
What do you think..??
2nd Feb 2007, 05:10
If the st220 has the same performance as your cupra r and costs more to run. Try the new focus st it averages 32 MPG and its faster than a cupra r. and you can pick up a good one on a 55 plate for 14 grand.
19th Feb 2007, 12:20
The Focus ST is a fairer comparison to the Leon. the ST220 is a BIG car and is not supposed to be an out and out sports car. It has surprising in gear flexibility and the mid to high range punch is remarkable. To add to that, it is very comfortable, refined and has excellent handling, great looks and acres of space. I don't think you can beat it for value for money. I've had one for 3 years now and love it to bits. It's never let me down. I have been tempted with the Focus ST, but it is a bit 'Chavy' for my liking. Not that I'm slating it as it is a lovely car and is leagues ahead of the Golf GTI. Also 32 mpg is a bit high. It is probably capable of doing it, but you'd have to drive it like an OAP. I know the Cupra R's do the early 20's, with a reasonably heavy right foot. Depends what you want at the end of the day, but with the exception of tyres, the 220 is not that bad to run.