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What are the gear ratios on the FiST? I've seen comments that it hits 58mph at redline in second gear and that seems bizarre to me.

Ford comes out with the SVT Focus in 2002 with 170hp/145tq and I've hit 70mph at redline in second many times.

Then Ford comes out with thr Fiesta ST with 197hp/212tq and it only goes to 58mph in second?

All that low end torque and power but such short gearing? I know the gearing on the SVTF was stupid long but it seems like they could have made the gearing a bit longer on the FiST.

Granted, I haven't driven a FiST yet, so those who have, what are your thoughts on the gear ratios when driving around town and also in a sporty manner?

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The FiST gearing has been in the back of my head for a couple of days, and thanks to this and another thread in the Auto-X section, I was compelled to do a little bit of digging. I have located various documents that mention the existence of the following final drive ratios for the Durashift B6 6-Sp Manual:

As such, I decided to visit and do a side-by-side comparison of all the variants. Also, I apologize in advance for any typos - I was doing this without beer, and, I noticed that some of the information was possibly backwards or odd (more on that later). Here are the tables:

1) Default gearing configurations for the different B6's I found

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2) Comparison of each with FDR of 3.611

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3) Comparison of each with FDR of 3.82

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4) Comparison of each with FDR of 4.07

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5) Comparison of each with FDR of 4.27

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Oddities / misc:
According to the US 2014 Fiesta ST Supplement, as well as a US Technical Spec, the gears and FDR are exactly as I entered for the US FiST, with 2nd gear notably 2.098. The Ford EU Fiesta Technical Spec lists the exact same 1-6 gearing (2nd gear 2.048) that I found in the tech spec for the 2013 Fusion with 1.6L Ecoboost. The document with the Tourneo specs listed the ratios for 4th-6th as: 0.78, 0.844, and 0.683, respectively, so I reversed those to what I thought was the logical order.

From a 2012 document, the C-MAX 1.0L Ecoboost B6 has the same gearing as the Euro FiST / Fusion 1.6L Ecoboost, but with the 4.27 FDR. Additionally, an overseas variant of the 2014 Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost is said to have this gearing, but with the 4.07 FDR. So, the possibility is there for a USA Fiesta 1.0L owner to experiment with a transmission swap.

I'm no expert, but I'm lead to believe that the available final drive gears and/or entire gear sets would swap just like they did on the MTX-75's did/do for the Focus / Contour.
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At the very least, I hope someone will attempt to procure the foreign parts. I have a hunch that many soon-to-be 1.0L enthusiasts are going to be considering a swap.

Anyhow, for the hell of it, I put your inputs on that page... (by accident I found that the forum software would let me cut and paste pics into the reply window, which is awesome!) 7k RPM, 4.07 FDR, Torneo (Connect?) 2nd gear, Focus 3rd gear

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