Ford Focus RS (2017) – “charged” hatchback based on the model of the Ford Focus 3 generations. Official presentation of the new items was held in February 2015, and the world premiere of the Ford Focus RS 3 in the new body was held in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Ford Focus RS 3 an aggressive front end with a massive grille, splitter and side air intakes, which defines the vertically arranged fog. Also provided for the car side “skirt”, a large spoiler on the trunk lid and a diffuser integrated with two round tailpipes of the exhaust system.
The car put on 19-inch wheels of exclusive design that an extra charge may be replaced by lightweight forged counterparts.
Specifications. Under the hood, the Ford Focus RS 3 in the new body is located 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine family EcoBoost 350 hp and develops maximum torque of 440 Nm, which is due to the overboost function can be temporarily increased to 470 Nm. This engine replaces the 2.5-liter five-cylinder unit with 305-impact forces. He combined in a pair with an upgraded six-speed manual.
It is noteworthy that the same engine, and set a new Ford Mustang 6 in the initial version. However, there he develops “only” 317 forces, and increase capacity for the Focus RS engineers have been able to achieve thanks to the installation of a low-inertia turbochargers with a larger compressor, another intercooler, modified intake system and the race issue. And yet, contrary to rumors, Ford Focus III RS (2017) got all-wheel drive Ford Performance AWD, whereas predecessor had front. Wherein the control electronics are capable of distributing not only traction between the axes (up to 70% on the back), but also between each wheel individually (to 100%). For the distribution of torque between each of the two wheels meet an electronically multi-disc clutch, but instead used the angular rear differential gear. According to the manufacturer, it provides hatchback highest speed cornering and better handling in extreme conditions among all competitors.
The car is equipped with a function Launch Control (Quick Start System), and the control electronics has four modes: Normal, Sport, Track and Drift. When activated, the last hatch is easy to put in a controlled drift and securely control it, and the magnitude of the lateral accelerations can reach 1g. The dynamic characteristics of the new Ford Focus RS 2017 is not specified, and a precursor to gaining a hundred places at 5.9 seconds. and it has a maximum speed of 260 km/h. Compared to the “hot” Focus ST 3, RS modification acquired migrated steering with shorter steering rods, stiffer springs and stabilizer bars, adjustable shock absorbers with two modes of operation (for the road and track), and the release with a distinctive sporty sound.
The basic tires for the Ford Focus RS 2017 tires are Michelin Pilot Super Sport 235/35 dimension, but are available at an extra charge specially designed for this model Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.
Configuration and price. The new Ford Focus RS will establish at the company in Germany at the end of 2015 and sales will start in early 2016, but pricing information yet. At the same time it will be possible to buy a hatchback not only in Europe but also in North America and China.