Take the Edge ST and turn up the performance dial with much more powerful tech, perhaps even a manual transmission. The RS is the result.
Besides the Mustang and GT, Ford means to desert the traditional car market. Vehicles like the Edge ST suggests heaven Oval sees a market for combining efficiency and crossovers. Ed Krenz, Chief Functional Engineer for Ford Performance, pictures what an Edge RS may be like in a recent interview with Motor Trend.
” We ‘d be able to develop sort of that segment of non-premium, ultra-high-performance SUVs. What would we like it to be? The RS would need to bring more power. The RS would have to bring extra vehicle dynamics. That could be done through even more aggressive tires, more aggressive suspension setup, active dampers, torque vectoring,” Krenz told Motor Trend.
2022 Ford Edge RS Engine
The new Edge ST features a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that makes 335 horsepower (249 kilowatts) and 380 pound-feet (515 Newton-meters) of torque. All of them feature an eight-speed automated and all-wheel drive. Rates begin at $42,355, but every readily available option takes the figure to $55,005, including the $995 destination charge.
In Krenz’s opinion, an Edge RS would not always require to have an automatic gearbox. “I think there is certainly a manual transmission enthusiasts group,” he told Motor Trend. “It’s something on a Mustang product that we refused to leave, the manual transmission. You understand, the Fiesta and Focus STs generally have had that ability. I believe we’re gonna discover a bit, whether or not this section needs that.”
2022 Ford Edge RS Rumors
Krenz is speaking completely hypothetically about an Edge RS, but it’s also clear that he has a rough concept of what such a vehicle would be. It’s intriguing to consider a world where fast crossovers take control of the function that hot hatches and performance sedans presently occupy. Instead of looking low slung and race-ready, the higher-riding models might take on a more rugged, off-road-ready look.