The Ford Focus RS featured here is the third generation of the high-performance American hot hatch. It is the first time when the Ford Focus RS has All Wheel Drive (AWD) and 5-door body style. Among the main cool features of the car are the Drift Mode – that allows you to drift easily – and the Launch Control function – an industry first in combination with a manual transmission. This particular car is among the first manufactured, produced in Q4 2015, and has a very low mileage – under 5,000 km on the clock.
Model: Ford Focus / Ford Focus RS
Body type: 5-door hatchback, 5 seats
Price without VAT: 36,579 Euros
Engine: 2.3-litre (2,261 cc) inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine (Honeywell twin-scroll fixed geometry turbocharger), transverse mounted, with high-pressure direct injection (200 bar injection pressure). The engine features DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder and has cast aluminium cylinder head and cast aluminium cylinder block. The camshaft drive uses Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT). Engine management is Bosch MEDG17-l4. The crankshaft is made of cast iron and has eight counterweights and five main bearings. Emission control features 3-way catalyst. The lubrication system is pressure-fed with mechanical oil pump. The cooling system is based on a water pump with thermostat and valves, with thermal management system. The maximum output is 257 kW / 350 PS/hp at 6,000 rpm and peak torque is 440 Nm or 470 Nm in overboost (approx. 324 lb-ft or 346 lb-ft in overboost), available between 2,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm.
Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and Ford Performance All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Tyres: Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/35 ZR19 91Y
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 4.7 seconds
Top speed: 266 km/h
Declared average fuel consumption: 7.7 liters of petrol/gasoline per 100 km
Emissions: EU6, 175 g CO2/km
Fuel tank (l): 51
Dimensions (mm): L 4,390 / w 1,823 / h 1,472
Luggage compartment capacity (l): 260 (5 seats) / 1,045 (2 seats)
Wheelbase (mm): 2,647
Weight (DIN/EU): 1,524 kg/1,599 kg
Front suspension: MacPherson strut with semi-isolated subframe, coil springs, sway bar, 350×25 mm vented disc brakes with Brembo four-piston monoblock calliper.
Rear suspension: SLA independent axle with control blade, coil springs, sway bar, 302×11 mm solid disc brakes with integrated park brake, floating calliper.
Main standard equipment
Frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; side airbags for driver and front passenger; curtain airbags for front and rear seats; Tyre Pressure Monitor; ABS; 3-stage ESP; HLA; Toque Vectoring Control; board computer; fog lights; front and rear electrically powered windows with one touch open and close; EPAS power steering; gear shift indicator; LED ambient light; radio CD MP3 and 2xUSB, SD card reader; front scuff plates with ST logo; special instrument panel for oil pressure, oil temperature and turbo pressure; dual-zone automatic climate control; leather steering wheel and hand brake lever; Recaro front seats; rain and light sensor; LED DRL; xenon headlights; RS spoiler; Drive Mode (Normal, Sport, Race track, Drift); Launch Control function; RS carpet floor mats.
Main optional equipment (price in euro, without VAT)
Nitrous Blue Metallic Paint (714); Ford Navi + SYNC II with touchscreen and 10 loudspeakers (516); Easy Driver Package I (453) consisting Active City Stop and rear parking sensor; RS-comfort package (420) consisting keyless system, cruise control, and rear view camera; Winter Package (420) consisting heated windscreen, heated steering wheel and heated front seats; alarm system (315); Blue Brembo brake callipers (126).
+ very good steering system
+ very stiff and precise suspension
+ excellent engine performance
+ excellent Launch Control system
+ Drift mode for easy drifting
+ superb engine sound
+ good manual gearbox
+ feels very robust
+ big touchscreen for multimedia system SYNC II
– too many steps to follow to activate Launch Control
– quite high driving position
– non-intuitive controls for SYNC II (crowded screen, confusing)
– no automatic/double clutch gearbox available
Driven by Adrian M. for 160 km, 13.6 l/100 km average fuel consumption, 3,940 km total mileage of the car.