Drivers of the Ford Focus RS have something special to anticipate: representatives at Ford Performance recently revealed that a new calibration for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is in progress, offering an extra perk for those desiring a burst of additional power. Although the current model's 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder provides 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft torque across all of its wheels, as well as a 0-60 mph time that clocks in under five seconds, the team at Ford wants to account for drivers who are willing (and eager) to push the boundaries a little further. Learn more about the Focus RS in the video below:
A look at the Ford Mustang EcoBoost upgrade provides some valuable clues as to what we may expect with the Focus RS' new calibration, since Ford's representatives have been agonizingly quiet about the details. The Mustang EcoBoost's improved power package increases its hp and lb-ft numbers to 335 and 390, respectively; the torque, in particular, ends up only 10 lb-ft shy of the stock Mustang GT's digits. Considering that the Focus RS already boasts more torque and power than the Mustang, we can only wait in suspense to see if the improved calibration will make gains that parallel the GT's.
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Hybrid vehicles have been all the rage from their inception in the late 1990s. Ford’s first was the 2010 Fusion Hybrid. Since that time, Ford Motor Company has worked diligently to expand upon technologies in the area of electrification.
After nearly two decades of experiences in electrification, Ford is the top-selling plug-in hybrid brand in America. The current lineup of Ford hybrid vehicles includes:
Ford is planning to continue to invest in the way of the future, with an anticipated 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020 (which equates to 40 percent of Ford’s overall vehicle lineup) including commercial vehicles, trucks, performance vehicles and utility vehicles. Ford is also putting $4.5 billion into continued research and development of electrified solutions, including concepts that will save on energy consumption such as telematics solutions, electrified vehicle fleet management and route planning.
Electification is the way of the future, and Ford Motor Company recognizes that investing in this market will provide sustainability, not only for Ford, but for an ever-changing world.