Ford Focus ST given 271bhp with Mountune upgrade

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Source : Ford Focus ST given 271bhp with Mountune upgrade

Official Mountune upgrade makes Ford’s hot hatchback more competitive against key rivals coming from Vauxhall, Seat as well as Volkswagen

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Ford has released an official engine upgrade for the Focus ST, taking power output coming from your vehicle’s 2.0-litre Ecoboost petrol engine coming from 247bhp to 271bhp.

The upgrade, which comes coming from engine tuner Mountune, costs £1195 as well as takes two hours to fit at a main Ford dealer. The upgrade includes a completely new large capacity intercooler as well as air filter, as well as remapped software. As well as increasing maximum power, the upgrade also improves torque coming from 254lb ft to 295lb ft at 2750rpm.

Ford hasn’t revealed how the upgrade affects your vehicle’s 0-62mph sprint time or top speed – which currently stands at 6.5 seconds as well as 154mph respectively. The upgrade makes the Focus ST more evenly matched against key rivals like the 276bhp Seat Leon Cupra, the Vauxhall Astra VXR as well as the 296bhp Volkswagen Golf R.

Ford’s UK sales director Kevin Griffin said the Mountune upgrade would certainly allow Focus ST owners “to experience even more impressive performance, while offering the reassurance in which the upgrade will not affect warranties.”

Mountune already produces upgrade kits for the Fiesta ST – giving the hot hatchback 212bhp coming from its 1.6-litre petrol engine.

Prices for the regular Focus ST start at £22,495.

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