• Aug 29th 2010 at 12:44PM
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Just days ago, Ford confirmed that the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine found in the current Focus ST and RS would be discontinued due to its inability to meet Euro 5 emissions standards. This left us eagerly awaiting the announcement of a replacement model for Ford's hot hatch. Now, the word is out that Ford will debut the Focus ST's successor, at least in concept form, at the Paris Motor Show this October.

Ford has confirmed the unveiling of an "exciting performance model" that will showcase the styling of the upcoming 2012 front-wheel-drive Focus ST. The vehicle is expected to be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo'd four-cylinder mill producing about 250 horsepower and employing Ford's Ecoboost technology. Ford has stated that the concept vehicle represents a future "global performance model" and promises that it will be "exciting to drive and great to look at." Our cameras will be at the ready to catch this concept in all of its glory late next month.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe this isn't exciting for Europe, but it's definitely exciting for the States.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hmm, they seem a tad too comfortable pushing old primitive cars still. exciting? no aerodynamics, no weight optimization, no exciting drivetriain. just the same bs heavy soft steel filthy ford focus 2 liter turbo. not sure who might find it exciting but certainly not an enlightened person.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You still don't get it :... someone hasn't been listening
        • 5 Years Ago
        hm, same old bs from you too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        if it's bs how come you more and more take on my views?
        yet you give me endless grief about it..
        it's not really that impressive behavior
        • 5 Years Ago
        what doesn't I get? that you are uncomfortable with the conflict and that you handle it poorly by attacking the source of truth that ignorance finds offensive? or that you let pride dictate your behavior and make oceans of mistakes because you would sooner cut off your arms and legs than admit a mistake because you foolishly think you will somehow die by admitting a mistake.

        you don't become my prison ***** by admitting you were wrong. you become a better person
        • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago

      55 percent high strength steel gaining 25 percent better roll stiffness and reducing weight.
      Two ecoboost engines, hardly old tech.
      Really? You don't think the new body is more aerodynamic than the old one? Ford hasn't published the Cd yet for the Focus, but they have for the Fiesta which is very similar in shape and is 0.33. The current Focus is 0.38.
      Replacement of the automatic with a dual dry clutch manual transmission increasing efficiency and reducing weight.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Cut her open & take out her guts! Replace them with a bunch of batteries and motors & you've got a speedy ecological winner! Forget Oil! Ban Oil! Up with Lithium!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well i am excited to see good sport compacts making it to our shores, even if they are powered by gasoline.

      I won't be buying one, but i'd rather see people have these options than not. The more good ( by this i mean fun to drive, not crappy looking, and comfortable ) small cars for sale that people will actually buy, the better. Less oil usage and pollution with no drawback in fun is a win/win. And most people on here forget that the majority of people don't have $30k & beyond to fork out for a good electric car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It should be great. The new DI engine with turbo with 6 speed manual and their new 6 speed dual clutch tranny. Its supposed to be quite a machine. Lots of new work on the already good front suspension and a new "Blade" rear suspension system.

      Waiting to order now.
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