The serial production of the Ford Focus RS has just started a few days ago, from March, the Cologne Kracher will then be in the dealer halls. As the brand's first RS model, the sporty compact has different driving modes, including a drift program.
In addition to the drift mode, which can control a dynamic oversteer on the racetrack, the Focus RS offers three more driving modes. So the driver also has the choice between normal, sport and racetrack. This varies, for example, steering, engine response or exhaust sound. New in the Ford Focus RS is the all-wheel drive.
Under the hood of the now third generation works from the Mustang known 2,3-liter gasoline engine with four cylinders, which comes in the Focus RS on 257 kW / 350 PS. However, the all-aluminum engine has a performance that is around ten percent higher. In the speed range from 2.000 to 4.500 rpm, the unit develops a torque of 440 Newtonmeter, under full acceleration an overboost control even raises the maximum torque for 15 seconds to 470 Newtonmeter. The sprint on Tempo 100 creates the RS so in 4,7 seconds, the maximum speed is the manufacturer 266 km / h.
The competitors of the Ford Focus RS include fast compact cars such as the VW Golf R, Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45. With a price of at least 40.000 euros, the Focus RS is priced in the middle.