Latest 2016 Ford Focus RS And Ecoboost News
Fords Ecoboost engines are rapidly gaining a big following in the USA and proving their metal on the track and on the street. Just this morning the auto news website “Jalopnik” declared that “Everyone Loves the Mustang Turbo”. The 2015 Ford Mustang is a bona-fide hit, and for the first time in more than half a decade it’s outselling the competition and soon to be replaced Camaro.
Sales are up 40 percent year over year for the Ford Mustang. Much of this success, analysts say, can be attributed to the fuel friendly but performance worthy and very tune able 310 horsepower 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. And while Ford frustratingly doesn’t break out sales figures for each Mustang model, analysts say the EcoBoost is “is responsible for nearly all of its sales growth,” according to the Detroit News:
Anticipation is also rising for the arrival of the Ford Focus RS stateside next spring and recent rumors about the final HP numbers and final specifications have been- Will it be all-wheel drive? Will it push more than 300-plus horsepower from a turbo four-cylinder? Will it have torque vectoring?
Ford has insisted all along the new Focus RS would be a true "world car," but many of us have secretly feared that the U.S.-spec Focus RS might lose a little gusto in translation.
Well we finally have confirmation from the horse’s mouth Fear not – Ford has confirmed that when the 2016 Focus RS hits stateside dealerships in the spring of 2016, its powertrain, performance, and styling will be virtually unchanged from the car that debuted in Germany earlier this year at the RS plant.
As proof, we have images right here of the US spec’d Ford Focus RS ahead of its arrival on the shores of the USA. Apart from the wheels and U.S. Spec Lights (All of which can be switched out for the Euro counter parts ) It is almost identical to the European car.
What we know so far:
2.3 liter turbocharged four cylinder Ecoboost engine – 345HP
All wheel drive with torque vectoring system – Twin electronically controlled clutch packs to manage front /rear torque split – which is adjustable
Adjustable sport suspension with a number of drive modes including – drift
14” Front Brembo brakes – four piston calipers
More information soon - Stay tuned !