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  Ford Focus RS (Mk III)
2016 - date
Ford Focus RS (Mk III)
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Hothatch
Body 2 Door 4 Seat
Hatchback
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
Capacity
138 in3 
Max Power
345 bhp @6000rpm 
Max Torque
325 lb/ft @2000rpm 
Power to Weight
219 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
207 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 153 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.4:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.44 X 3.70 in 
Fuel Cons
37 mpg 
Emissions 175 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
165 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.5 sec 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn 1.00 g 
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
172.8 in 
Width
71.8 in 
Height
58.0 in 
Weight
3525 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 19
8.5 X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 235/35 19
235/35 19 
Fuel Capacity
11.2 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £31000
Used Price £n/a - £n/a
 
Profile

Boasting 350 metric hp from it's 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine, Ford's Mark 3 Focus RS is simply stunning piece of kit.

The RS has much of the advanced technology and features you would find in supercars costing many times as much, like launch control, 4WD torque vectoring and track inspired Tenneco suspension systems. This bestows the Focus with exceptional traction and handling and helps to despatch the 0-60mph sprint in just 4.5 seconds, while it's Ecoboost credentials keep economy high and emissions low.

The RS looks capable, but the styling is not as eye catching as Honda's Civic, while interior trim is adequate for a car in this price band (optional SYNC 2 touchscreen and luxury pack are a must). Nitrous Blue paintwork with complementary interior trim and black alloys is definitely the best combination.

All this from just over 30k in the UK makes the RS, without doubt, the new class leader in the hot hatch division, and a serious drivers car capable of worrying many a supercar on road or track!


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
78% 77% 15% 11
Ranks 80 of 771 Ranks 158 of 771 Ranks 74 of 771 Ranks 153 of 771

Rivals
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