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2016 Ford Focus RS here mid-2016

The 2016 Ford Focus RS will make 257kW and 440Nm of torque and list from $50,990 +ORC when it goes on-sale here mid-2016.

THE 2016 FORD FOCUS RS will arrive Down Under in the middle of next year and list from $50,990 (+ORC). A 19-inch performance tyre pack will be available from $2500 and prestige paint will cost $450.

Powered by a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, the all-wheel drive Focus RS will offer 257kW at 6000rpm and 440Nm of torque between 1600 and 5000rpm. An extra 30Nm will be available for up to 15 seconds on transient overboost.

“The Focus RS is the latest example of our expanded performance lineup in Australia and showcase of the Ford Performance team’s ambitious spirit that is a halo of our innovation locally and across the company,” according to Ford President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “It delivers refined power, a high level of technology, advanced Ford Performance all-wheel drive and uncompromised driving dynamics that is true to the spirit of the RS nameplate.”

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You can read more about the Focus RS HERE

Ford Focus RS design features include:

  • New front fascia and grille, including optimised inlets for engine and brake cooling;
  • New rear fascia with large diffuser element including twin exhaust outlets;
  • Optimised front and rear spoilers to deliver balanced aerodynamics, with zero lift front and rear;
  • Unique 19-inch multi-spoke RS alloy wheels;
  • The interior has a very distinctive RS character with a host of special sporting features and detailing.

Ford Focus RS confirmed for Australia

The RS interior features:

  • Signature RS-branded Recaro shell seats, with authentic motorsport micro-fibre fabric panels;
  • Flat-base sports steering wheel with a soft-feel leather covered rim and RS badging;
  • Binnacle gauges displaying turbocharger boost pressure, oil temperature and oil pressure;
  • Satin chrome-topped gear lever;
  • Alloy foot pedals;
  • Distinctive blue RS stitching on the seats, steering wheel, floor mats and interior trim, the coloured graphic on the gear shifter, and RS logo on the seats, steering wheel and door scuff plates; and
  • SYNC2 offers customers the benefit of a voice control system that enables them to control their phone, navigation, audio and media inputs and climate control by simple intuitive voice commands or via a large eight-inch high-resolution touchscreen.

2016 Ford Focus RS key features:

Powertrain:

  • 2.3-litre EcoBoost (exclusive RS high-performance version)   
  • Auto-Stop start technology standard
  • Stall Recovery

Mechanical:

  • All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system with launch control
  • Drive modes – including industry-first ‘drift mode’
  • RS tuned suspension with adjustable dampers

Exterior:

  • 5-door bodystyle
  • Unique RS bodykit / fascia
  • 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon HID with LED DTRL
  • Keyless entry
  • Thatcham alarm

Interior:

  • Recaro-branded shell seats – Partial leather / Micro-fibre fabric panels
  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8-inch high resolution colour touch screen
  • Bluetooth with audio streaming
  • Natural language Voice Control for phone, music, climate and navigation controls
  • Satellite Navigation with ‘One Shot’ destination entry via Voice Control
  • 9-speaker audio
  • USB & RCA inputs
  • Rearview camera
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Push button start
  • Cruise Control with speed limiter

 


1 Comment

  1. Crucifixion Cruxi
    October 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    No cooled seats upsets me

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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.