2015 Ford Focus RS on the Horizon: Report

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

The upcoming face-lifted version of Ford’s Focus will bring something much more exciting than updated cosmetics.

According to a new report, Ford will use its new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine also slated for the upcoming Mustang to power a new Focus RS. The car will sit above the current Focus ST, which uses a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine to make 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

The new Focus RS won’t debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week and might not even show up during the Paris Motor Show later this fall according to the Auto Motor Sport report. But the car will use a tweaked version of the motor that is expected to make roughly 330 hp.

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Previously, the Focus RS (pictured) used a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine that also powered the front wheels. It makes 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque.

Ford’s refresh will see the Focus adopt the same style of grille being used on the Fusion and Fiesta. The company hasn’t released official confirmation of the Focus RS and similarly hasn’t expressed plans to sell it in the U.S. Still, its One Ford global sales strategy is about to send a 1.0-liter three-cylinder version of the Focus to U.S. dealers and given how successful the Focus ST is here, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine it happening.

[Source: Auto Motor & Sport]

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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  • John Dove John Dove on Feb 24, 2014

    The previous Focus RS had a Volvo 2.5L turbocharged inline 5 cylinder engine, not a 4 cylinder.

    • Luke Vandezande Luke Vandezande on Feb 24, 2014

      You're right. I didn't mean to type "four." Please excuse the typo and thanks for pointing that out.