Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hot News: Ford Focus RS Could be Launched in 2014
We’ve heard several times before that a successor to the Ford Focus RS would use a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four engine. The engine is expected to appear in the next Ford Mustang, too, and has previously been promised to offer anywhere from 320 to 330 hp. Now Auto Express says that Team RS has its eyes on equipping the Focus RS with 350 hp.
While the company could simply strap a larger turbocharger onto the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine in the Focus ST (pictured above), doing so would reportedly compromise low-end torque and drivability too much, which is why Team RS is pushing for a larger 2.3-liter mill.