2018 Ford Focus RS: AWD Back on the Table, U.S. Price and Reviews- A fresh wrinkle in the recurring saga of the Ford producer Focus RS and their possible U. S. introduction has emerged: Our buddies at Road & Trail are reporting not only is the RS now more likely than ever before to be sold in the U. S., but that it will blat and slide onto our shores packing torque-vectoring 4wd.
Quoting an unnamed insider, R&T says the RS can look in “extremely limited numbers [and] unlike its predecessor will be all-wheel drive. inches The former jibes with our most recent statement, which said that the RS isn’t likely to appear before 2016 or 2017, one or two years before the current-gen Focus is caused by be changed. We had also recently spotted a camouflaged Concentrate RS undergoing testing here in the Rust Seatbelt, followed shortly thereafter with a new batch of details that fueled conjecture of the stateside arrival.
While for the all-wheel-drive bit of trivia, persistent rumors that a 330-hp variant of the 2. 3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four from the 2015 Ford Mustang might find a home in the Focus RS had all of us wondering just how Ford producer would mitigate the unavoidable torque steer if the car remained front-wheel drive. Depending on our experience with the current Focus SAINT, it seems Ford’s torque-steer-mitigation prowess may be maxed out. (The ST uses its stability-control program to brake individual front rims when it senses revolt steer; it sort of works. The very last RS used RevoKnuckle, a particular strut design, to stay out of ditches. ) Therefore it makes sense that Ford might call on an 4WD setup to spread outcome to both ends of the auto; we’re assuming that any additional weight of the driveline components will be offset by the additional power.
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We provided to our own sources at Ford producer, and this is what that they had to say: “None of precisely what is being reported is affirmed, including the part about the RS coming to America. That said, everything in the [report] references existing products and is certainly possible. If you look at what we can do with the Escape, which is a C-platform vehicle, you can observe these things are not beyond the dominion of possibility. ” We all didn’t read a particular denial in there, performed you? The scales may indeed be beginning to tip in our favour.