Ford had talked about a new generation of the Focus RS, but has stayed mum on whatever decisions are being made. Before silence about the situation, Ford said they were considering going with a Fiesta RS instead of the Focus RS, until the Focus ST became so wildly popular. Automotive expert consensus is that Ford should stick with the a Focus RS, but give it a more powerful engine. One magazine has said Ford is talking about using the 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that will most likely be used in the 2015 Mustang.
The previous generation of Focus RS was powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter engine providing 301 horsepower in standard from and up to 345 horsepower in with the limited edition trim. If the next-gen Focus RS gets the Mustang’s engine, we can expect a horsepower output at around 330 horsepower for the base model.
It seems Ford is playing a wait-and-see game before it decides on which model will get the RS, since either the Focus or Fiesta may yet prove to outdo the other.
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