Ford presented its new 2016 Focus RS at the 2015 New York Auto Show. All wheel drive which is new for this model will give it a great advantage over Renault, Opel and Seat models which are its main competitor. The things which characterized this new model are aggressive body work, innovative AWD system and also great power and torque figures. After numerous information circulated on internet few months back it is finally revealed and new Focus RS will have 350 hp. This great hatchback will be finally available for the US market.
Engine and specs
Ford has finally revealed the specifications relating to the output power of 2.3L EcoBoost engine that powers long-awaited Ford Focus RS model. This great compact hatchback with all wheel drive offers 350 hp power and 324 lb-ft of torque. An additional 22 lb-ft of torque will be available in overboost mode for 15 seconds. Ford states that a fully aluminum engine, borrowed from the Mustang, has a maximum speed of 6800 rpm and offers a torque range from 2000 to 4500 rpm. Unfortunately, we still do not have any official information about maximum speed. It is expected to challenge models such as the Audi S3 (0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds).
The new Focus RS has five doors (last had three), and the similarity with the previous generation has been preserved in the field of aggressive design. There are gaping intakes forward, robust lateral tread, rear spoiler and dual exhaust diffuser. If you decide to buy a new RS, you can choose one of four exterior colors, Nitrous Black, Stealth Gray, Absolute Black and Frozen White. The car in the pictures is painted in Liquid Blue combination, the same that you can see the Ford GT model, which was introduced few months ago in Detroit.
If we talk about interior, cabin space consists from Recaro front seats, leather steering wheel, metalized pedals and touch screen. New 2016 Ford Focus RS offers SYNC connectivity as standard and its provides access to a lot of features such as sat-nav, climate control system, audio system or smartphone with voice command. In Ford says that driver can even tell the car to find the race track and SYNC will provide them to the nearest one. Meters on the console show and thrust in the turbocharger, oil temperature and oil pressure too.
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2016 Ford Focus RS release date and price
The latest information’s show that this hatchback will be available on the market at the end of 2015. It will be available in some of the major markets and at the, as we previously said, US market for the first time. If we talk about price it is expected to coast somewhere around $38,000-$43,000.
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