For the 2012 model year, the Ford Fiesta subcompact is getting another special edition model that is sure to impress. Based on the Sport model, the 2012 Special Edition is as true to the hot hatch formula as it gets. All the ingredients are there: high revving engine, short wheelbase, tidy hatchback body, inexpensive price and the ability to be truly multi-purpose. The Fiesta is one of Ford’s absolute stars and carries with it a heritage to boot. Unfortunately, the 2012 Fiesta Sport Special Edition will not be impressing any American buyers as Ford Europe will be its main market.

Available across Europe in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland, this latest edition fits right in with the rest of the Fiesta line up. Featuring either Ford’s 1.6 liter Duratec gas powered inline four cylinder or the new, 1.6 liter Duratorq turbo diesel, the Fiesta Sport Special Edition has the powertrains to stay competitive. With the 132 horsepower 1.6 Duratec, 62 mph arrives in just 8.7 seconds and the Sport will continue on to a top speed of 122 mph. If equipped with the Duratorq, the Special Edition will not achieve an average of 57 mpg, but will also produce 156 lb-ft of torque.

For the Special Edition, the Fiesta’s body has been tweaked with an all-new aero kit, Panther Black wheels in either 16 or 17 inch sizes, seven exclusive exterior colors and body colored trim pieces. The interior receives the debut of a DAB radio option for the Fiesta. Alongside leather wrapped shifter and hand brake, polished pedals and gloss black instrument bezels, the 2012 Ford Fiesta Sport Special Edition is a very handsome package on top of an already handsome car. Ford Europe customers will be happy and proud to have one more model that the American people can’t have.

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