As of now, those wishing for increased performance from the Ford Focus ST needn’t necessarily simply wait and buy the forthcoming RS model instead; available now through Ford Performance is a new, potent engine upgrade kit from mountune, which boosts the peak output figures of the 2015 Ford Focus ST by 23 HP and 26 lb-ft of torque.
That brings the grand tally up to 275 HP, and 26 lb-ft.
More importantly, when installed and tuned by a qualified Ford Performance Technician, the new mountune kit doesn’t interfere with your car’s factory 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. The new kit for the 2015 Ford Focus ST also meets emissions requirements in all 50 United States.
At the mountune kit’s heart is a new Engine Management Unit, mapped more aggressively than the stock unit with crisper throttle response, and optimization for 93-octane fuel. Also included are a new, high-flow intercooler for keeping intake charge temperatures low, an mTune handset for EMU calibration, and an induction kit with a new mountune snorkel and high-flow, cotton filament air filter.
The mountune MP275 upgrade kit for the 2015 Ford Focus ST is “the latest addition to Ford Performance’s vast Focus and Fiesta performance catalog that gives enthusiasts the components they need to take their car to the next level,” says Ford Performance Product Manager Adam Gair.