Ford Focus ST will receive a more bulky engine than Megane RSJuly 27, 2018
According to the Australian edition of Motoring, competitors Focus ST in the face of Civic Type R and Golf GTI can already be worried: Americans are not going to play in downside, and will save for ST engine volume – two liters. Naturally, we are talking about a turbocharged engine.
Such information contrasts sharply against the background of rumors about the transition of the Focus ST to a three-cylinder EcoBoost engine with a volume of 1.5 liters. A two-liter engine for four “boilers”, no doubt, will be “more gluttonous”, but will raise the potential of the model in terms of dynamic characteristics.
The current ST is equipped with a two-liter engine, developing 252 horsepower, the torque of which reaches impressive by the standards of class 366 Nm. The new version of ST, without a doubt, will receive a small boost-up, and an automatic gearbox with paddle lobes. It is likely that Ford will use an eight-speed transmission, although the two-disk robot PowerShift produced by Getrag, which has been under the hoods for a variety of models of the brand for dozens of years, is not excluded.
As for the other details, it is reported that the Focus ST will retain the layout of the standard model, but will get a stiffer suspension. The hatchback will be on the wheels of the R18.
In the US, the Focus ST is sold at a price of $ 25,170