New 2016 Ford Focus RS finally comes. After long time of expectation, this high-performance version was presented at the 2015 New York Auto Show. New model comes with plenty improvements. Beside new, more attractive look, it will also feature many technical improvements such as new engine with more than 315 hp, FWD system, new suspension and many other novelties, which will make this model good enough to compete with models such as Subaru WRX STI, Volkswagen Golf R or Honda Civic Type R.
2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S.
Although this is not the first RS, it is the first one that will be offered for the U.S. market, so it is designed to meet the demands of the North American drivers. The 2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S. will come with new platform which allows AWD configuration, so we will finally see Focus RS with all-wheel drive configuration. The 2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S. will also come with torque vectoring and adjustable suspension, and it will also feature several driving modes. When it is about car’s look, 2016 Focus RS for U.S. will be based on standard model, but it will also feature plenty of unique details that will make it much more aggressive-looking. Interior will also be based on standard model, but it will also have plenty of sporty features such as Recaro sports seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, new shifter, aluminum pedals, plenty of RS badges etc.
2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S. engine
The 2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S. will come with new engine. It is a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine, taken from new Mustang. It is also expected that this unit will be tuned up for this occasion. It will come with new twin-turbocharger with a slightly larger compressor wheel which is now connected to an enlarged intercooler to give much higher and more efficient boost at all rpm. The 2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S. should have an output of around 345 horsepower. It is expected that 2016 Ford Focus RS will sprint from 0 to 60 in around 4.5 seconds, while top speed will be over 155 mph.
2016 Ford Focus RS for U.S. release date and price
Launch date is still unknown, but it is expected that new model will come by the end of year, as 2016 Ford Focus RS. Price is still unknown, but most of predictions say that it will go between 35.000 and 40.000 dollars.