Evolution of the Ranger 2.3L EcoBoost Engine From the Focus RS Engine

Did you know the Ranger’s 2.3L EcoBoost engine is a modified version of the Focus RS Engine? The reason why it was adapted from the Focus RS engine and not the Mustang EcoBoost engine (which is also a longitudinal configuration like the Ranger) is because the Ranger needed enough torque to beat out the Chevy Colorado.

See inside for a great writeup by Road and Track of how Ford modified the Focus RS engine for Ranger duty.