2020 Ford Focus ST Testing 2.3-Liter Turbo at the Nurburgring


The all-new generation of the Ford Focus ST was just spied testing undisguised at and around the Nurburgring track in Germany. This is not the hottest of hatchbacks, yet it could be the most desirable when it hits the European market next year.

The Focus ST generations went from 172 to 225 to 250 HP. Based on rumors from German media, we expect the final output of the 2020 model to be between 270 and 280 HP. The good thing about a larger engine is that you can extract more power efficiently, so tuning projects should hit 350 HP quite easily.

The gasoline model will come out first, but because the Focus ST is said to have an 8-speed auto as well, we believe that a diesel version will be available shortly. This would have 190 HP and 400 Nm, obviously being about two seconds slower than the model with almost a hundred ponies more. But other than that, the setup should be identical, with stiffer springs, bigger brakes, and the ST body kit.