Ford has finally disclosed output numbers for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine powering the long-awaited Focus RS.
Ford has finally disclosed output numbers for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine powering the long-awaited Focus RS .
When the Blue Oval company unveiled the hot hatch back in February, they said its four-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine churned more than 319 PS (315 bhp / 235 kW), without revealing any torque figure at all. Now, the final numbers have arrived and the all-wheel drive compact hatchback will offer 350 PS (345 bhp / 257 kW) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque, with 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) available for up to 15 seconds when overboost is activated.
Ford says the all-aluminum engine borrowed from the Mustang has a rev limit of 6,800 rpm and offers all of the torque in the 2,000 to 4,500 rpm range. Unfortunately, we still don't know how quick the Focus RS is in the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/) sprint and also there aren't any details about its top speed.
Hopefully, Ford will shed some light regarding the car's performances this weekend where it will make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with Ken Block behind the wheel of a prototype to tackle the famous hill climb.