Ford Focus ST

2015 Ford Mustang engine coming into Focus

The next-generation Ford Focus RS will likely be powered by a new EcoBoost engine producing 330 horsepower.

The all-new third generation Ford Focus RS will likely be powered by a new turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost powerplant that will be pumping out 330 horsepower. At the launch of the 2013 Ford Focus ST, Auto Express reports that Matthias Ton who is the chief program engineer for the Focus ST and all of Ford’s global performance cars, said that the Focus ST with 252 horsepower, is at the limit of its performance potential. The only way to boost performance in the 2.0-liter OverBoost engine, would be to significantly upgrade its turbo and fuel-delivery system.

Ford is currently developing a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine in North America that will likely power the next-generation Focus RS. Ton confirmed that a highly-tuned version of the engine with 330 horsepower would go into the new Focus RS if it is brought to production. With the highly successful recent launch of the 2013 Ford Focus ST, Ford is considering what to do the the RS model. The more powerful RS would need the new engine to differentiate itself from the ST model.

This could be the next-generation Mustang powerplant


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Much like the current base Mustang engine, this would also be a good base engine for other Ford vehicles, like the F-150, Flex or and setup up engine for the Taurus or Edge.