Ford sticker bevestigd 2.3L EcoBoost motor voor 2019 Focus ST

Wat tot nu toe als gerucht de ronde deed is dan nu min of meer bevestigd, de 2019 Ford Focus ST krijgt een 2.3L EcoBoost motor die ook in de Focus RS Mk3 en de Mustang ligt, met hier en daar wat aanpassingen.

Confirmed by sticker 2019 Ford Focus ST gets 2.3L EcoBoost engine

Hiermee komen de Ford Focus ST & een eventuele 4e generatie Focus RS heel dicht bij elkaar te liggen.

Lees hieronder het verhaal van degene die de testauto spotte en per ongeluk de sticker op de airco zag zitten. Helemaal zeker ben je er dan nog niet van, maar het lijkt haast onmogelijk dat het niet zo is:

Since the outgoing Ford Focus ST packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine, everyone expected its replacement to get an improved version of the same power plant.

As it turns out, Ford has other plans. One of our readers found an interesting piece of information on a sticker applied to the air-conditioning unit of the new Ford Focus — the regular model, not the ST. The sticker reads “Focus ST 2.3L GTDI” which is Ford-speak for a 2.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with direct injection.

Confirmed by sticker 2019 Ford Focus ST gets 2.3L EcoBoost engine

The only possible suspect has to be the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which is offered in various states of tune in a number of Ford vehicles including the Mustang EcoBoost and Focus RS. That’s good news for fans of hot Focus hatchbacks because the increase in displacement will most likely result in a power boost as well.

Confirmed by sticker 2019 Ford Focus ST gets 2.3L EcoBoost engine

As a reminder, the outgoing Focus ST gasoline model delivers 250 PS (247 hp) from a 2.0-liter EcoBoost unit. By switching to the 2.3-liter EcoBoost, Ford probably wants to tighten the gap between ST and RS models.

Confirmed by sticker 2019 Ford Focus ST gets 2.3L EcoBoost engine

While in the Focus RS the 2.3-liter four-pot delivers 350 PS (345 hp), in the upcoming Focus ST it may not exceed the 300-hp mark. A safe bet would be an output of around 280 hp sent to the front wheels. Ford already offers a 280-hp 2.3-liter EcoBoost in the Explorer and a 285-hp version of the same engine in the Lincoln MKC. All Ford Performance engineers would have to do is make it suitable for a Focus ST.

Confirmed by sticker 2019 Ford Focus ST gets 2.3L EcoBoost engine

Source | Carscoops.com

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