The 2016 Ford Focus RS is still in the works but when it will surface, it’s said to be one of the fastest hot-hatches on the market and one of the best, if not the best, driver’s cars. One of the major different from the previous Focus RS is the fact that the new model will most likely have a 5 door body because Ford just doesn’t make the 3 door Focus, but who knows, right?
2016 Ford Focus RS – Engine and Mechanics
The 2016 Ford Focus RS Engine will probably the biggest surprise so far. The previous car had a Volvo 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine while the new RS will rock the 2.3 liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost that will first surface on the 2015 Mustang. It will have around 315 horsepower@6,500-rpm (or more because of the recent reviews that said the Mustang’s engine will get a boost when it will be on the Focus RS) and around 320 lb-ft of torque.
Also, you will get a 6 speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive. Madness! Performance wise, the Focus RS will be a thrill and , the car will sprint from a standstill to 60 MPH in less than 6 seconds and the top speed will be over 170 MPH (thanks to Ford for not limiting the car to 155 MPH), more than most super-sedans out there. Because the engine will be smaller than on the previous generation Focus and also, much more efficient, we can expect more than 33 MPG while on the highway and around 22 MPG in the city. In conclusion, the only drawback I can see for this car it’s the fact that we can’t buy it yet. Ford delayed its production, but this will make it just a bit sweeter when it will come out. We can expect nothing but madness from it. A FWD car with over 330 horsepower and a unlimited top speed. A true competitor for the A45 AMG.
Interior and Exterior, Concept
The Chassis and suspension will get a tune from the Ford Performance team and most likely, the front suspension will get a major redesign. The Ford Focus RS 2016 will feature the well know RevoKnuckle front suspension and a limited slip differential to help the car put all that power to the ground. The car will sit on specially designed 19 inch wheels, similar to those found on the ST. Fuel economy will be good.
Moray Callum, a man in charge of design, describes the cabin as well as more dignified, thanks to the audio and climate controls done in the conventional way. Here is a new steering wheel, a small cubby for mobile, USB port. There and backup camera with standard equipment, as well as the 4.6-inch display on which is seen footage from the camera. The main part of the table is the eight-inch touch screen with MyFord Touch infotainment system. Of course there is a lane-keeping assistance, and blind-spot monitoring, but unfortunately not as standard, but extra
New 2016 Ford Focus RS Price and release date
The 2016 Ford Focus RS is said to be available around the 4th quarter of 2015 or the first quarter of 2016 and will come at a price similar to that of the cheapest Mustang (so it will be around $40,000 thousand dollars for the base RS). This isn’t bad at all for a car with more power than most cars on the road today.
More info on official Ford site.
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