july 22, 2019 - Ford

Straight-line or Corner: Sports Technologies Boost All-New Focus ST for ‘Punch in the Back’ Performance

  • All-new #focusST 2.3-litre EcoBoost five-door hits 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in 5.7 seconds; delivers faster in-gear acceleration than the previous generation Focus RS
  • Sophisticated technologies including twin-scroll turbocharging with #Ford GT inspired anti-lag, flat-shift capability and Launch Control boost performance off the line and on the move
  • Driving dynamics optimised using intelligent electronic limited-slip differential and Continuously Controlled Damping. Electric Brake Booster supports ultimate stopping power

COLOGNE, Germany, June 24, 2019 – Twelve per cent more powerful. Twelve per cent faster. #Ford today revealed that the all-new #Ford #focusST five-door sprints from 0-100 km/h (0#62mph) in 5.7seconds – 0.8 seconds quicker than the previous generation model.

Powered by a 280 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine – 30 PS more than the preceding #focusST – the all-new model also achieves even faster in-gear acceleration than the acclaimed previous generation Focus RS.

Twin-scroll turbocharging technology contributes to segment-leading peak torque of 420Nm for immediate response to throttle inputs, and an innovative anti-lag system enables rapid delivery of boost on demand. Flat-shift capability for the six-speed manual gearbox and Launch Control* also help optimise standing start performance.

“The all-new #focusST is about more than just straight-line speed, but the ability to go toe-to-toe with the now legendary Focus RS over a quarter-mile sprint shows just how much the FordPerformance team has moved the game on in the last four years,” said Leo Roeks, FordPerformance director, Europe. “We’ve drawn inspiration from the #Ford GT supercar, F#150Raptor pick-up, #Ford Mustang and Fiesta ST to develop a #focusST capable of punching you in the back the moment you hit the throttle.”

The #focusST 2.3-litre EcoBoost’s low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger scavenges exhaust gasses more effectively to optimise the energy transferred into the turbine wheel – producing more power and delivering boost pressure faster. Separated exhaust channels transfer the gas pulses from cylinders 1 and 4, and cylinders 2 and 3 – minimising pulse interference for a consistent flow of energy.

Anti-lag technology can electronically hold the throttle open for up to 3 seconds after the driver backs off the accelerator, alleviating the reversal of airflow from the turbocharger to maintain compressor wheel speed.

By keeping the turbocharger primed for immediate response and maintaining positive pressure in the intake manifold when off throttle, the innovative technology allows faster resumption of both boost pressure and optimised combustion when the driver returns to the accelerator. In addition, an electronically actuated turbocharger waste-gate allows closer control of boost pressures for enhanced engine performance.

Flat-shift capability can also help deliver ultimate standing start acceleration by automatically emulating anti-lag and holding the throttle open as the driver disengages the clutch to shift up through the short-throw, six-speed manual gearbox – maximising turbocharger response. An available gear-shift indicator light* lets drivers know the optimal point to change gears, and Launch Control can be engaged to maximise grip off the line for consistently fast standing starts.