The next Ford Focus ST could inherit the engine of the previous Focus RS

11 Oct

 

The fourth generation of the Ford Focus has just arrived at dealerships. It was a big jump because it adopted the new platform C2, which is expected to improve behavior. And we can’t help thinking about the sport versions of this model. The Ford Focus ST could arrive in early 2019 and there are already some pretty optimistic rumors. It is said that it could adopt the same mechanics as the previous Focus RS.

To put ourselves in a position, it must be said that the third-generation Ford Focus ST used 2.0 Eco-Boost of 250 HP (there was also an available 185 HP diesel). Above it was the Ford Focus RS with its 2.3 Eco-Boost of 350 HP, same block that mounts the access Mustang and that went with a system of traction in the compact. A priori it seems too much engine for an ST, but the oval brand will carry out a series of modifications to adapt it.

Although most internal elements will be the original 2.3 Eco-Boost, to mount it in the Ford Focus ST will lower its power and adapt to the front drive. Keep in mind that this model will rival the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Renault Mégane RS or Peugeot 308 GTI; so its power could be between 270 and 300 HP. There is also talk that the manual gearbox will be the only option in this model.

It seems that the 2.3 Eco-Boost four-cylinder seemed better option than the 1.5 Eco-Boost three cylinders that is mounted on the Ford Fiesta ST. The engine of the utility could stay a bit just for the figures that the compact looks for. This Ford Focus ST that will arrive in 2019 will be the last to use an old-fashioned combustion engine. As of 2020 all Ford sports versions will be hybrid, including the next Focus RS.