Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
June 17, 2012
You would think with rumors of the Ford debating whether would do a Fiesta or Focus RS, that would cause the rumor well for the possible next generation Focus RS to dry up. Nope, in fact the rumors are intensifying.
Auto Express had the chance to speak with chief program engineer for the Focus ST and other global performance cars, Matthias Ton. Ton said the 2.0L EcoBoost used in the Focus ST is close to its power limit without significantly upgrading the fuel system and turbocharger.
Ton went onto say that if a Focus RS is given the green light, that it would a new 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder that's currently under development for the Mustang (something we reported back in February).
In the Focus RS, the 2.3L could be produce 330 HP, an increase of 29 from the last generation RS.
Source: Auto Express
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