The car will ditch its 2.5-liter,Volvo derived 5 cylinder motor and arrive in 2016 with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost mill producing 310 HP and 320 lb-ft of torque courtesy of the 2015 Mustang. Add all wheel drive to the mix and the hot hatch crowd will have a new pocket rocket to add to their shopping list. The car will not be built in Michigan alongside its other Focus stable mates, but instead be sourced from Ford’s Saarlouis Assembly in Southwestern Germany and imported across the pond. We’re expecting limited availability as a result.
With another brick of the “One Ford” strategy in place, the Focus RS will join the Mustang and represent a formidable one-two punch in performance segments around the world. Keep your eyes peeled as the Focus RS might appear in just a few weeks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.