Ford managed to take petrol heads by surprise earlier this year, when they decided to use the ‘ST’ badge on their Edge SUV.
Now, half a year later, the Ford Edge ST is getting ready to go on sale across the United States, with CarsDirect reporting a starting price of $43,350.
Compared to the 2018 Ford Edge Sport, which could be had from $41,765, the 2019 Ford Edge ST is $1,585 more expensive. The premium is justified by the distinctive look, which includes dual exhaust pipes and 21-inch rims, and, of course, the upgraded performance and stopping power.
The twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine of the Sport model works together with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The unit channels 335 horsepower (340PS / 250kW) and 380 pound-feet (515Nm) of torque to both axles, or 20hp (20PS / 15kW) and 30lb-ft (41Nm) of torque more than its lesser sibling.
The price is, of course, for the base model. Thus, playing with the options list can make the Ford Edge ST cost quite a few extra pennies, as the Performance Brake Package, which is tipped to arrive later on, will cost another $2,695.
Moreover, adding this to your Edge ST requires the upgraded Equipment Group, which costs another $5,585, and benefits from heated and cooled front seats, panoramic roof, navigation system, 180-degree front camera, and more.
Therefore, a fully loaded Ford Edge ST could cost in excess of $51,500, which is some $3,000 less than the base 2018 Audi SQ5.