Ford’s all-new Edge ST – the brand’s first SUV to be tuned by its Ford Performance team – is arriving in the UAE packed with the most powerful V6 engine available in its class, the company claims.
The Edge ST’s specially tuned 2.7l twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine pumps out 335 horsepower and 515 Nm of torque.
It’s also outfitted for dynamic handling with a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, standard all-wheel drive with selectable traction control, an available performance brake package, and ST-tuned sport suspension.
“The all-new Edge ST is a performance SUV with a track mentality,” said Adriaan Coetzee, director, product marketing, Ford MEA. “Bringing a sophisticated driving experience, and a host of new technologies, Edge sets a new standard in SUV excellence that fans will love to experience.”
A new Sport Mode allows Edge ST drivers to experience more aggressive throttle response and shifting patterns that hold gears near redline through cornering manoeuvres, sharper engine braking, and a more resonant exhaust tone. Drivers can also manually shift using the steering wheel-mounted SelectShift paddle shifters.
To complement its performance abilities, Edge ST features new front and rear styling, a wide mesh grille for optimal cooling, deep side skirts and dual-exhaust outlets. Unique 21-inch wheels are standard and interior design cues on the steering wheel, seat backs and scuff plates provide a subtle reminder that this five-passenger SUV is something special.
For 2019, Edge introduces Ford Co-Pilot360, which bundles popular, advanced driver-assist features previously available only as separate options, as standard.