The new Ford Focus RS gets a 350 HP 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine
Len Urwin, the engineering manager of the European performance division – Team RS, has been interviewed by PistonHeads and some new info about the upcoming Ford Focus RS has surfaced. According to Mr. Urwin, the next-gen Ford Focus RS will most likely receive a clever active front limited slip differential developed by GKN (the same company that built the BMW M active differential), and a more powerful variant of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine seen in the softer Focus ST. Basically, the upcoming Focus RS will boast the same power unit as the Radical SR3 SL that outputs 300 HP – 224 kW. However, this powerful engine is still under development in the United States. Mr. Urwin then added that a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine with 350 HP – 261 kW is not out of the question.
The next-gen Ford Focus RS will most-likely be sold exclusively as a five-door model and it will go on sale at first in the United States.