Oh No, Ford is Open to the Idea of an Edge RS

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Ford won’t be satisfied with the medium high-performance Edge ST and is currently thinking about ultra high-performance SUVs, according to a report from Motor Trend.

The publication quotes Ford’s Chief Functional Engineer, Ed Krenz, who, while evasive, did talk freely about what an Edge RS would look like.

“[An Edge RS] would clearly be a bit of a white space vehicle, so it’s not something we’d go and say, ‘Let’s go copy X, Y, or Z. ‘” he told Motor Trend. “We’d be able to create kind of that segment of non-premium, ultra-high-performance SUVs.”

Krenz added that an RS would need to have more power as well as aggressive tires, an aggressive suspension setup, active dampers, and torque vectoring. “Those are things we definitely know how to do if we decide that we want to do it,” he said.

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Motor Trend supposes that Ford’s 375 hp 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 would be a likely suspect for propulsion and that an updated version of the Focus RS’s all-wheel-drive system would sit under it all. Whatever powers it, it would have to be hotter than the Edge ST’s 335hp 2.7-liter V6.

Krenz also made some cryptic comments about transmissions in his conversation with Motor Trend, saying that while Ford refused to give up on the Mustang’s manual, “I think we’re going to learn a little bit, whether or not this segment really requires that.”

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[Source: Motor Trend]

A version of this story originally appeared on All Ford Mustangs.

Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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  • Jonny_Vancouver Jonny_Vancouver on Oct 23, 2018

    So Ford stopped selling cars to save money, and now they want to throw money away by developing a product nobody will buy?