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Ford News: Rumorpile: Ford Focus RS Engine Specs

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William Maley

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

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.

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I want so badly to like this car...but not sure I can. It needs a 3 door or 2 door bodystyle, for one thing.

For another, the Dashboard is too busy and overdesigned for a performance car, IMHO.

OTOH, I'm glad to see Ford building a small sporty car. I'm going to possibly need to add a sporty 4 door to the fleet to replace my wife's aging XB, and this car shows some promise.

300 plus HP...heck yeah!

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I like the SPEC, but Ford quality even today still shows a good deal of the Lack to Attention, fit and finish and a traditional approach of cheapness especially on the interior where you spend so much time. Ford Interiors right now remind me of the late 80's and early 90's of GM autos.

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I like the SPEC, but Ford quality even today still shows a good deal of the Lack to Attention, fit and finish and a traditional approach of cheapness especially on the interior where you spend so much time. Ford Interiors right now remind me of the late 80's and early 90's of GM autos.

I have a really hard time with the modern Ford design language.

We kind of liked the Fiesta and Focsus and little bit ant first, but the longer you sit in them/look at them/drive them....

You kind of wonder why they were designed that way.

Still, I wish Ford all the luck it can get in our tough automotive market....

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I like the SPEC, but Ford quality even today still shows a good deal of the Lack to Attention, fit and finish and a traditional approach of cheapness especially on the interior where you spend so much time. Ford Interiors right now remind me of the late 80's and early 90's of GM autos.

I have a really hard time with the modern Ford design language.

We kind of liked the Fiesta and Focsus and little bit ant first, but the longer you sit in them/look at them/drive them....

You kind of wonder why they were designed that way.

Still, I wish Ford all the luck it can get in our tough automotive market....

Agree, wish Ford the best as it is a hard market. One has to wonder if they are designing for a fast grab at the market rather than designs that can last a long time. I do realize we are a disposable society. Makes sense to have a drive platform you can change the body on every couple of years or have two bodies that allow you to go between a 4 door car and a pickup truck.

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