mountune helps turn up excitement for Fiesta and Focus ST owners in Australia
Ford Australia has this week confirmed the forthcoming availability of the much-heralded power upgrade kits, for both new Fiesta and Focus ST, from mountune Performance.
In addition to mountune’s own European sign-off process, Ford’s Australian engineers have also tested these mountune Performance products at the Lara proving ground, ensuring compliance with local market requirements.
“We’ve been working closely with the various teams within Ford to bring our approved kits to Australian ST owners for some time and this announcement is the culmination of a lot of hard work, from both sides”, says David Moore, General Manager, mountune Performance.
With the mountune kits installed, Fiesta ST power increases to 158kW at 6000rpm and torque is raised to 320Nm at 3000rpm, while Ford Focus ST power increases from 184kW/345Nm to 202kW at 5500rpm and torque is raised to 400Nm at 2750rpm.
Sold under Ford’s new FLA (Licensed Accessories Program), it means both kits are backed by a comprehensive Ford Express New Vehicle Warranty of 3 years/100,000kms when fitted at point of new vehicle sale. Kits fitted after vehicle delivery will benefit from the remainder of the warranty period, or 12-months / 20,000kms – whichever is longer.
“Our Australian R&D and product investments are paying off as we transform Ford in Australia and customers respond to our new vehicles,” says Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford of Australia. “We think our new mountune Performance packs will bring even more excitement as we expand our performance vehicle lineup as part of plans to launch 20 new vehicles by 2020.” Kits will be available from Ford dealers in Australia by mid-year, priced at $2328 for the Fiesta ST MP215 and $4135 for the Focus ST MP275 upgrade, respectively. Prospective customers should contact their local Ford dealer for more information, or to place their order.
James Cole will join Team BMR for the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship to complete the line-up of the team for the forthcoming season.
Cole, previously powered by mountune driving for Motorbase Performance, where he completed the second half of the 2015 season, will be behind the wheel of the fourth new Subaru Levorg Sports Tourer along side confirmed team mates Colin Turkington, Jason Plato and Team Owner, Warren Scott.
When speaking with us on continuing his mountune powered collaboration, now running the 2.0 turbocharged boxer engine for BMR, Cole stated "Having seen first-hand how well mountune did with the Focus EcoBoost, I’m very excited to see what they can do with the new Subaru engine and RWD format."
Cole’s prior successes in rear wheel drive will be seen as an advantage to the Subaru UK manufacturer team and we look forward to seeing the car, driver and engine in action at the official BTCC Season Launch on 22nd March at Donington Park.
So you're either contemplating our new Focus Roll-Restrictor (RMM), or you may already have one, but you're unsure of how to install it? We've got you covered with our video installation guide.
We've shown how to install it on a Mk2 Focus ST in this video, but installation is almost identical across the models it's available for.
Want to get yours ordered? Head over to mountunestore.com or mountuneusa.com
Everyone loves to save a bit of cash and between Monday 15th Feb and Thursday 31st March 2016, that's exactly what you can do if you live in the UK (sorry, if you don't).
With our latest cashback offer you can save hundreds on some of our most popular mountune Performance kits and parts (that will not affect your base vehicle warranty), when purchased at a mountune Ford dealer, or our UK HQ.
If you're unsure of your closest mountune Ford dealer, you can use our dealer locator.
Qualifying promotional products and cashback values:
• Focus ST (pre- or post-facelift) MP275 = £100 (RRP £1095 after cashback)
• Focus ST cat-back exhaust = £50 (RRP £549 after cashback)
• Fiesta ST MP215 = £50 (RRP £549 after cashback)
• Fiesta ST cat-back exhaust = £25 (RRP £424 after cashback)
• Fiesta 1.0 MP135 = £50 (RRP £325 after cashback)
All you have to do is have one (or more) of the kits or exhausts above fitted, download and return a claim form together with proof of purchase, and you'll receive a cheque from us to the value listed above - simple!
You can download the claim form here, and as always, there are t's and c's, which can be found here.
Motorbase Performance has ignited an ambitious challenge on the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship confirming Mat Jackson’s return to the squad alongside 2013 champion Andrew Jordan.
2016 marks Jackson’s seventh consecutive year with the Wrotham-based squad after a sensational return to the BTCC grid for the second half of the 2015 season that saw Jackson and Motorbase amass an incredible seven independent race wins, four outright wins and four further podiums in just four race weekends.
Running under the Motorbase Performance banner for the 2016 campaign, Jackson returns to the grid in the #7 mountune-powered Ford Focus ST with backing from DUO and completes David Bartrum’s formidable driver line-up partnered with new signing Andrew Jordan in the #77 Pirtek Racing Focus.
David Bartrum, Motorbase Performance Team Principal commented; “We're obviously delighted to have Mat back on board for his seventh year with us. Hopefully the number 7 will prove to be our lucky number this year with Mat racing back under his number 7 and Andrew as 77!
“We've known Mat for a long time and enjoyed one of our best periods together at the end of last season so the aim now is to carry that momentum on into this year and to focus on challenging at the front as soon as the first flag drops. There’s work to be done, particularly around the new suspension, but I can honestly say that if I was asked to pair two drivers together then Mat and Andrew would be my first choice all day long. They both tested with us at the end of last year and worked well together; there’s a great dynamic between them so I'm looking forward to seeing how they will bounce off of each other’s experience as time goes on.
Mat Jackson said; “It is great to be returning with Motorbase for 2016 and to be able to carry on from last year’s performance and mount our assault on the championship. I have to say huge thanks to DUO and to Motorbase for their continued loyalty and it’s fantastic to be able to bring DUO in for a full season this year."
Already we’re talking about Ford Fair and are pleased to announce that once again, mountune will be headlining Europe's biggest Ford event, being held at Silverstone on Sunday, August 7th.
In our 6th year of being headline sponsor, we’re upping our game and taking things one step further with a host of performance cars and famous faces on our stand and in action on the day, including former BTCC champion and Motorbase Performance / Pirtek Racing's Mr Andrew Jordan.
Phil Weeden, Kelsey Media MD stated, "We’re delighted to have mountune back on board as our headline sponsor for Ford Fair at Silverstone. It’s great to be partnering this event with a respected brand like mountune, which has justifiably earned its position as a market leading specialist in the Ford aftermarket”.
The headline sponsorship of Ford’s biggest European show will form part of a multi-year deal between mountune and Kelsey and will allow our marketing team to build on our existing success with even more exciting features and must-see additions to the show.
Be sure to check back for the latest confirmed event details or to take advantage of the earlybird ticket offer, head over to the official FordFair website.
We are very pleased to announce our involvement with Maximum Motorsport in this year’s British Touring Car Championship. The Midlands based team, led by boss and driver Stewart Lines, will compete with a single Ford Focus ST on the grid this season, powered by mountune.
Lines stated that the car has to be “competitive and on par with the other Ford’s” therefore choosing the mountune 2.0 EcoBoost to ensure the car can reach its full potential. Lines added “We will try our hardest to be the most competitive we possibly can be for 2016. This is the hardest race series in the UK. It’s a challenge, but a very exciting one.”
The team plans to launch a maximum scale attack on the championship this year and we look forward to seeing the car in action.
Starting this month, you can brighten up your desktop or home screen by downloading our monthly mountune desktop calendar, only available via the blog.
You can view exclusive mountune photographs covering Focus, Fiesta, Mustang, BTCC cars, a selection of engine shots and lots more.
New wallpapers will be published in time for the beginning of each month and if you like it, why not share the link on your social channels.
Want your free desktop? Hit this link to download a high-res copy - and there's a rather obvious hint about a new product available during February too! Enjoy!
It’s not all fun and games in the mountune marketing department... ok it is, and this month is no different. The team has been working hard designing new packaging for our range of aftermarket performance products, which will be rolled out from the start of February.
The new packaging is in line with our recently developed media image which was introduced last year, and can now been seen across our range of literature, product catalogues and merchandise.
So if you've ordered any mountune performance parts lately, expect to see a whole lot more #blackandyellow!
mountune products upgrade your car to its full potential and add some individual style, and that’s what our official #mountunemerch clothing can do for you.
Made from 100% cotton, and displaying a selection of mountune branding, all our apparel and promo items are designed in-house, and follow the mountune lifestyle, culture, look and feel that our performances upgrades offer for your car.
This latest addition to the mountune merch catalogue, the #upyourgame tee, is available to buy online, now!