Ford’s upgrade for Focus ST brings output to 275 Horsepower

FORD---CopyALREADY among the burliest performance hatchbacks around, Ford’s Focus ST can now be boasted with even more power using a variety of Ford Performance upgrade kits.

Depending on which kit is specified, owners of 2013–2015 Focus STs can look forward to a 23-hp bump, to 275 ponies. Developed by Mountune, the MP275 Performance Upgrade is available either with or without a Mountune handheld ECU programmer, and with its components either in silver or black.

The less-expensive kits come without the computer, but they do come with a performance intake and a high-flow intercooler, as well as all necessary hardware.

 

Ford tosses in the mTune ECU programmer and quotes the upgrades as giving the ST 275 horsepower and 296 lb-ft of torque on premium fuel. (The lesser kits don’t quote a specific power figure, but certainly they’d be good for more ponies than stock.) It is worth noting that Ford offers two seemingly identical kits, one for the 2013–2014 Focus ST and a separate one for the refreshed and slightly softened 2015 model; look before you buy.

It is worth noting that Ford offers two seemingly identical kits, one for the 2013–2014 Focus ST and a separate one for the refreshed and slightly softened 2015 model; look before you buy.

The upgraded version seems almost superfluous, especially when you consider that the 345-hp, all-wheel-drive Focus RS is just around the corner.



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