The Ford Focus ST 2019 breaks the mold with 280 HP

As we anticipated in April of last year, the Ford Focus ST 2019 arrives with a larger and more powerful engine inherited from the Ford Mustang. His public debut will be at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Although we already know the details of this and other news with which the American brand updates its compact.

To start the version with petrol engine set aside the 2.0-liter engine , to adopt the four-cylinder turbocharged unit with 2.3 liters that was already used in the access versions of the Mustang. With this larger engine block it is capable of delivering 280 hp at 5,500 rpm and 420 Nm of maximum torque between 3,000 and 4,000 rpm . That's 12% more power and 17% more torque than its predecessor in 2015.

The performance of the Focus ST 2019 with 280 hp

According to Ford, thanks to this figure it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds. In addition, for the first time, the Focus ST 2019 benefits from a electronic limited slip differential (eLSD). A system that improves traction and stability, as well as more sporty driving modes.

Both the block and the butt of the 2.3-liter engine are aluminum Its architecture benefits from the lessons learned with the supercar Ford GT and the F-150 Raptor. It has anti-lag technology that promises "immediate power delivery" in Sport and Track Drive modes. When the driver lifts his foot off the accelerator, this system keeps the fuel injection open. In this way it keeps the speed of the compressor and therefore the air pressure.

And also a diesel more powerful ...

In addition to gasoline, Ford will also offer the Ford Focus ST 2019 with a EcoBlue 2.0-liter diesel turbo . This engine will deliver 190 hp at an early 3,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm. With these specifications becomes the most powerful diesel ever mounted in a Ford Focus .

Both the gasoline engine and the diesel will be coupled to a manual gearbox six speeds or an automatic of seven . The gear ratio of the manual can be adjusted to improve its performance, as part of an optional package for the 2.3 EcoBoost engine. The rev-matching feature, which adapts engine revolutions to perfectly match the next gear, will be disconnectable . This will give you an unadulterated driving experience for those who prefer it. The automatic box comes with paddles on the steering wheel and adaptive programming . Thanks to it, you can evaluate each person's driving style to optimize their operation.

The new Focus ST is based on the new C2 architecture of the latest generation of the Focus. However, it has unique suspension, brake and power train configurations. In the words of Ford, this translates into "the most agile driving experience and with the best response ever.An adaptive suspension that will come as standard for models with EcoBoost engine and five-door body. The brand ensures that the CCD modifies the configuration of the rear suspension to improve both its comfort and its agility . As a result, customers will be able to try the best of both worlds, switching from a comfortable car to a high-performance one at the push of a button. According to Leo Roeks, director of Ford Performance for Europe, the new Focus ST offers "a degree of flexibility unique in its segment".

Compared with the standard Focus, the cushioning rigidity has increased by up to 20% in the front and 13% in the rear , while the height of the driving position drops by 1 cm. As for the electric power steering (EPAS), it is 15% faster than the standard Focus, so it requires only two full stop spins. The brakes have larger discs, double piston in the front and a technology of electric braking reinforcement , which increases the pressure of the brakes faster than a hydraulic system. The Focus ST will be available with a compact saloon type body (photos) and in the family called Sportbreak.

If you want to see what the current is capable of Ford Focus ST do not miss the test Ford Focus ST 2.0 EcoBoost 250 HP, an exaltation for your senses.