2017 Ford Focus RS is a modified version of Focus Compact. To be manufactured in the Saarlouis (Germany) plant of the company, this sports car will compete with Audi S4 and Volkswagen Golf R.
Exterior / Interior of 2017 Ford Focus RS
The exterior of the vehicle has not seen much alteration than what is seen in the regular Focus 5-door hatchbacks. However, the appearance has been given more force and the company has provided more cooling facilities in the car. Through the front openings and the grille, a lot of ventilation is offered to the brakes and engine. The rear diffuser also allows cooling air to get inside the car from below. The colors available are blue, white, gray and black. 19-inch wheels are standard in the sports car and various designs are available among which a forged version also features that is lightweight and high-performing.
The interior is striking with the new steering wheel having a flat bottom and a leather-covered rim along with Recaro-brand sports seats. The center console features gauges that show oil pressure/ temperature and turbocharger boost pressure. You will also notice a special RS graphics included instrument cluster and alloy pedal covers. Regular Focus features are there such as parking sensors, 10-speaker sound system by Sony and Sync multimedia system with navigation.
Engine and Mileage of 2017 Ford Focus RS
This awesome sports car is equipped with the same engine that adorns the new Mustang albeit the former has an upgraded version. It is a turbocharged 4-cylinder 2.3 liter EcoBoost unit. It has been mounted transversely. The modifications have allowed the unit to become more powerful. It gives power of clearly above 315 horsepower. Torque figures are not yet available.
The power of the engine to the wheels is given through a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. It is capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph within 5 seconds. It has a 4-wheel drive which is able to push 70% of the offered torque to the rear wheels. Furthermore, it can also thrust 100% of that torque to either rear wheel as per requirement. These capabilities have been rendered possible because of the two electronic clutching systems coupled with unique torque vectoring controls. Mileage has not been revealed yet.
Price and Release Date
It will cost between $17,170 and $24,370. The car will hit the US market anytime in late 2016.
The car made its debut in early 2015 but will arrive in the global market only in 2016. It uses an improved version of Mustang engine that is 2.3 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost unit. 2017 Ford Focus RS is expected to be more powerful and performance-driven on the tracks and roads than its predecessors.