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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.


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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.

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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.

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Focus ST is normal Ford Market Hype with Cheap interiors and features.

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Hence why I think the GTI is a far superior automobile.

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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.

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Smk, it would he AWD. And 35k buys a new BMW, an STI, a type R golf, perhaps a clean used C6, all cars that are vastly superior to the RS.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Actually I like Audi and Cadillac better in some ways than BMW and Benz.

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