2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS
Only point pinches me $40,000 Focus price else Focus RS remains very much rewarding and special. Need to pay double of plebian spec Focus($18,100) which is too much to just to have couple of second more acceleration. 2.3 liter turbo four cylinder produces 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, more of engine thrust is for rear wheel making six speed manual happy. Weighed 3459 pounds along with better transmission provides better grip.


Focus engine is derived from Mustang's EcoBoost but Focus is able to produce 40 hp and 30 lb-ft of torque more, making it more quicker to Mustang's EcoBoost.Focus RS gets better in Sport and Drift modes. Touches 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, need for more help launch control program to get best of pace. Super focus 0.98 g grip. Focus gets very fine in cornering and holds firm grip on road using Michelin Pilot Suport Sport tires.

All wheel drive and transverse engine puts bulk of weight on front axle, provides better and longer slides if stability control button is kept pressed and hold during Drift mode. Precise communication between quick steering and tires. Sport setting is specially designed for smoothest track.

Bolstered Recaro bucket seats with mix of cloth and leather as standard, full leather($2795) for heated steering wheel, heated front seats, heated mirros and navigation system.

Value do not lie in interior or plastics, but offered in form of turbo and horsepower and torque.

Starting Price $36,605
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, 4 wheel drive
Engine turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, direct fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed manual
Horsepower 350 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
Displacement 138 cu in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Length 172.8 in
Width 71.8 in
Height 58 in
Curb weight 3459 lb
Passenger volume 91 cu ft
Cargo volume 20 cu ft
0-60 mph 4.6 secs.
0-100 mph 12.2 secs.
Top speed 165 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 5.7 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 7.6 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 6 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 158 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 19/25 mpg
C/D observed 18 mpg
Pros life steering, powered turbo, sweet shift gear
Cons aged interior