I went to the junkyard last weekend and saw a handful of 2020 Ford Escapes there, a couple of them had the 1.5 3 cylinder EcoBoost which is supposed to be the same motor the mk 8 FiST gets across the pond. I was curious, so I asked how much for the motor, they said if I pulled it, it'd be 2 grand, they'd want 2600 if they pulled it (less than 10k miles on the engines in question). Now, this is entirely a pipe dream at this point, but it is something I could potentially be interested in. I know it'd be easier to just swap a bigger/better turbo on the 1.6 but according to Wikipedia, the mk7 and mk8 use the same gearbox so part of me is wondering if it'd bolt up easily enough although I'd assume it'd need custom mounts. The only other question mark at that point is what ECU would run everything, but I've been mildly obsessed with the idea of splicing an mk8 motor into my ST, wondering what the community's thoughts are on the concept? Based on what I've read on the mk8 the engine appears to take to mods better, and part of me likes the idea of an oddball 3 cylinder.