Originally Posted by Magus2727
Don't the rumors point to a different motor for the RS version though, a 2.3L eco boost that's going in the Mustangs? Guess it would be the same motor family possibly so ECU tuning would be similar?
The ECU tuning is different for the VW FSI and TSI 2.0T engines. I don't know how similar the tuning would be for a 2.0T and 2.3T Foci. The 2.3T in the US is currently a wet dream at best. The lack of aftermarket support for the Focus is awful.
The best news for the Focus, EVER!, would be the Mustang having a related engine. That is where are the aftermarket Ford tuning dollars go. I also worry about tuning the 2.0T Ecoboost because Ford seems to think that the ST is taking the engine as far as it can reasonably go. The superchips ECU tuning in Europe takes the 200 HP version of the 2.0 Ecoboost to 240 HP. I haven't seen any ECU flashes for the Edge/Taurus/Explorer/Escape.