After several leaks, rumors, and unofficial discussions, the final price of the Ford Focus RS 2016 model has been officially revealed by the company. The 2016 Focus RS will carry a starting price of $36,605. The rumors doing rounds on the internet and in the semi broken Ford website carried the same price of $36,605. This price includes the $875 destination charges.
The car made its first public debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Now, the Blue Oval Ford Focus RS showcased is out with a few spec details and the interesting news is that the car can speed up from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The car offers a maximum speed of 165 mph.
The 4.7 second speed blast will put it as a tough competitor to the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Subaru WRX STI in the market. The 2016 Ford Focus RS has a 2.3 liter Ecoboost petrol engine under its hood that offers maximum power of 345 HP and 470 NM of torque. The engine powers all the four wheels of the car through torque vectoring.
The sprint time is what impresses the most in this car and is better than the expensive Honda Civic Type R by a second and is 0.4 seconds better than BMW M135i. The sprint at high speeds is possible due to a combination of torque vectoring, launch control and all wheel drive. The new Ford Focus comes with flared nose and wheel arches to make it look even more aggressive at the front.
The four wheel drive offered on the Ford Focus RS makes a word of difference to the performance of the car as it gives maximum traction. Another new innovation that has enhanced the performance of the Focus RS car is the electronically controlled twin clutch four wheel drive system. The drift will help in sending as much as 70% of the engine power to the rear wheels and the 100% of the driving torque is shifted to an individual wheel.
The low weight of the car has also helped in boosting its sprint speed. The 2.3 liter Ecoboost engine has also worked wonders to improve the speed of the car and it redlines at 6800 rpm. The CO2 emissions have also come down by 20%. The 2015 Ford Focus RS is expected to hit the showrooms and dealerships across North America during the spring of 2016.