2016 Ford Focus RS has one of the most wanted engines in the entire Ford range: this of the Mustang, called 2.3-liter EcoBoost. The unit was added to the range in February with an announcement that it will produce 320 PS (235 kW). However, things change into better direction and the motor company has announced that this number will be improved. That's pretty exciting, isn't it?
The grand news is that the EcoBoost in the 2016 Focus RS will produce 350 horsepower (257 kW), which is an addition of 30 hp. The torque is rated at 474 Nm (350 lb-ft). Even more, the manual-only hot hatch will debut with a trick feature called stall recovery. This means that there will be no need for drivers to manually restart the engine.
And if you wonder why this output is achievable, it is due to its all-new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor wheel. It offers more airflow and power throughout the rev range. Precisely, the peak turbocharger boost is 23.2 psi.
In addition, the engineers ensured that there is more space up front. This allowed them to deploy a larger radiator than the usually used in the Focus, thus enhancing the cooling of the car. Furthermore, RS engineers also tuned the engine to deliver its horsepower up to a free-spinning 6,800 rpm. And this is probably one of the biggest surprises about this car.
New Golden Age for Ford Performance
2016 Ford Focus RS is one of the cars that are featured in the new golden age of Ford Performance. There are plans for more than 12 high-performance that are going to be introduced in the next 5 years. Another interesting fact is that the Focus RS is the 30th car to wear the praised RS badge. We are expecting the production of the 2016 Focus RS with 2.3-liter EcoBoost to begin later this year.