2017 Ford Focus RS

Third generation of Focus RS model is causing a lot of interest from buyers and all fans. With eager, new model is expected and it is going to be 2017 Ford Focus RS. There won’t be big changes made, so we expect modified version of existing Focus RS. Some changes will come under its hood and interior features will be refreshed and updated, but nothing special will come with 2017 year model. However, these changes will make this car better, and it will catch up with top cars in this segment, such as Volkswagen Golf R and Subaru WRX STI. We will see how these companies are going to react, but Ford is more serious every day.

2017 Ford Focus front view

2017 Ford Focus RS powertrain

Turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is installed under the hood of the 2017 Ford Focus RS. Same engine can be found in new Mustang. However, this four-cylinder unit should be refreshed for Focus RS. Output is around 315 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Experts are predicting great performance numbers with this drivetrain, so acceleration 0-60 mph should be under 5 seconds. Front wheel drive is standard and power comes to wheels through six-speed manual gearbox. Also, tuned version of 2.3-liter engine is expected, with low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger and a bigger intercooler, which will add more power to 2017 Focus RS, 325 to 350 hp. Also, we don’t have important information about weight, and that is another factor relevant for performance.

2017 Ford Focus side view

2017 Ford Focus RS redesign

One of the biggest changes will be on the chassis, since 2017 Ford Focus RS will get the new one. With it, new springs and anti-roll bars will come stiffer than before. Dumpers and electric steering system are refreshed, as well as new Michelin tires, Pilot Super Sport and Pilot Sport Cups. Appearance of the 2017 Focus RS is aggressive, boosted with 19- inch and bi-xenon headlamps. Inside, heavily bolstered Recaro sports seats, new upholstery, gauges and many more features will be breathtaking.

2017 Ford Focus RS rear view

2017 Ford Focus RS expectations

This vehicle in its first two generation wasn’t distributed in US. However, rest of the world sales numbers, made directors thinking about breakthrough in North American markets. So, here we are, third generation made its way in the largest car stage, so 2017 Ford Focus RS is awaited eagerly from many fans and enthusiasts.

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