• Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0

    Rumorpile: Focus RS Coming To The U.S. With AWD


    • The Focus RS May Be Coming To The U.S.

    The past few years have seen a number of rumors about the next-generation Ford Focus RS and if it will come to the U.S. or not. A new report from Road & Track says the Focus RS is coming, with a big change for the U.S.

    According to a source, Ford is planning to send a limited number of the next Focus RS to the U.S. The next RS will come equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder. The source says power figures are still be determined, but Road & Track speculates that the RS could be packing 310 to 350 horsepower. As for what wheels all of that power will go to, another source says that it will utilize a new all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring to improve handling.

    Source: Road & Track

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    0


      Report Article
    Sign in to follow this  
    Followers 0


    User Feedback


    I really hope the new AWD system with what is being expected to be a Twin Scroll Turbo charged 4 banger is impressive with no turbo lag or so very limited that it does not affect the way the auto takes off. So far turbo motors have not impressed me the way supercharged motors have.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    The Focus ST's have trouble selling, how do they plan to move these?

    It was a the hot car until people realized the interior bits and other misc. Items needed attention sooner rather than later. I liked the Focus ST at first, but think I would have a case of buyer remorse had I pulled the trigger.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    That would be one fast Focus, but 310 hp in a small car, even with AWD is going to be front heavy and you are really pushing the limits, perhaps going over the limit of what a front wheel drive chassis can handle.  The biggest problem here is a Focus ST is already nearing $30k, so an RS is going to be like $30-35k, so why not buy a Mustang 2.3 Ecoboost instead?  You don't see a lot of Focus ST's out there, it is a narrow segment of buyers, I can't imagine you'd get people to buy the RS in any number that would make Ford a profit on it.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Well there are a lot of better options at $35k, I was just comparing to something better and probably cheaper in the same Ford showroom.  RWD is better than a front wheel drive car fitted with AWD.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Well there are a lot of better options at $35k, I was just comparing to something better and probably cheaper in the same Ford showroom.  RWD is better than a front wheel drive car fitted with AWD.

    Then that would mean Audi sucks as they are all FWD appliances with AWD added.

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

     

    Well there are a lot of better options at $35k, I was just comparing to something better and probably cheaper in the same Ford showroom.  RWD is better than a front wheel drive car fitted with AWD.

    Then that would mean Audi sucks as they are all FWD appliances with AWD added.

     

    Yep, they are the 3rd wheel to BMW and Mercedes. 

    0

    Share this comment


    Link to comment
    Share on other sites


    Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

    Guest
    You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
    Add a comment...

    ×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    Loading...



  • Popular Stories

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. BowTieFarmer
      BowTieFarmer
      (57 years old)
    2. will75
      will75
      (41 years old)
  • Similar Content

    • By William Maley
      The tentative agreement between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor has a $400 million investment going to Oshawa for a new product. Unifor President Jerry Dias said at a press briefing yesterday morning that Oshawa would be the only GM plant that will build cars and trucks. Neither side is saying what that product might be.
      But Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail has learned from sources that Oshawa will be handling the final assembly of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Truck bodies from GM's Fort Wayne Assembly in Indiana will travel to Oshawa to have interiors installed and final assembly. The Detroit News reports something similar, although their source says it will only be the Silverado.
      Oshawa has a history of building pickups. For four decades, Oshawa was one of the places where GM built the Silverado and Sierra. But in 2009, GM closed the truck plant due to the recession. 
      The Globe and Mail also reports that production of the XTS has been extended at Oshawa. Analysts believed previously that XTS production would end in 2019.
      Source: The Globe and Mail, The Detroit News

      View full article
    • By William Maley
      The tentative agreement between General Motors and Canadian union Unifor has a $400 million investment going to Oshawa for a new product. Unifor President Jerry Dias said at a press briefing yesterday morning that Oshawa would be the only GM plant that will build cars and trucks. Neither side is saying what that product might be.
      But Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail has learned from sources that Oshawa will be handling the final assembly of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Truck bodies from GM's Fort Wayne Assembly in Indiana will travel to Oshawa to have interiors installed and final assembly. The Detroit News reports something similar, although their source says it will only be the Silverado.
      Oshawa has a history of building pickups. For four decades, Oshawa was one of the places where GM built the Silverado and Sierra. But in 2009, GM closed the truck plant due to the recession. 
      The Globe and Mail also reports that production of the XTS has been extended at Oshawa. Analysts believed previously that XTS production would end in 2019.
      Source: The Globe and Mail, The Detroit News
    • By William Maley
      Update: In a statement to Mashable, a McLaren spokesperson said "We can confirm McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," So those hoping for an Apple 570S or something else, we're going to be bursting that bubble now. 
      Update 2: Tim Bradshaw, one of the reporters behind the Apple/McLaren story has gone on Twitter saying the FT stands behind its original report. 
      Apple has eyes set on acquiring the McLaren Technology Group - the folks who brought us the F1 supercar and more recently the 570S. The Financial Times reports that Apple and McLaren have been in talks for the past few months about either a full takeover or strategic investment. Why is Apple interested in McLaren? The FT says Apple is interested in McLaren's technology and knowledge of using light-weight materials such as carbon fiber and aluminum. The deal if it goes through is likely to be valued between $1.3 billion and $1.95 billion.
      For the past few years, rumors have been swirling around of Apple building their own self-driving electric vehicle. Apple brought in engineers from various automotive companies such as Diamler and Tesla, and began work on Project Titan two years ago. But the New York Times reports that Apple has hit a few snags in this project and has decided to reset the project. Dozens of employees were laid-off and parts of the project were shuttered. The report goes on to say the Apple is now focusing on building the underlying technology for an autonomous vehicle.
      Sources tell the FT that the deal might not go through because of the change in strategy.
      Apple declined to comment when asked by Roadshow. McLaren hasn't issued a comment at this time. See Update.
      Source: Financial Times (Subscription Required), Bloomberg, New York Times, Roadshow

      View full article
  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)