2017 Ford Focus RS: almost a rally car

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Ford Company organized a preliminary presentation of the new generation of its five-door hot hatchback. This is the 2017 Ford Focus RS of third generation. The presentation took place on the Internet. This also premiered at the Geneva Motor Show, which took place in March this year.

2017 Ford Focus RS release date

Hot hatch from Ford will be available closer to the end of 2016. Or more likely in early 2017.

Release date: late 2016 – early 2017

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2017 Ford Focus RS release date

2017 Ford Focus RS price

It is important to note that price data is speculative. Officials at Ford have so far refrained from comment. Presumably, the price will be about $40,000.

2017 Ford Focus RS exterior

The front part has a huge air intake on large bumper, hexagonal shaped grille. Stylish, predatory aggressive headlights making the car sporty, elegant appearance at the same time. Special aerodynamic elements include fog lights. It looks excellent. Hood embossed with forges – one of the highlights of new Focus RS. If we talk in more detail about the lights, here we are watching the LED fog lights, LED daytime running lights and bi-xenon headlights.

2017 Ford Focus RS redesign

Side of the car looks really powerful and impressive. In principle, it has a lot to do with the civilian version, but at the expense of the side skirts, extended wheel arches and bloated, huge wheels of 19 inches, the image changes in the best possible way. Plus a nice addition – LED repeater of turn signals integrated into the side mirrors.

In the rear it is easy to distinguish normal Focus of the charged version. RS modification provides a diffuser in the rear bumper, spoiler over the trunk lid, as well as special round exhaust pipes.

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2017 Ford Focus RS dimensions

As for size, all in addition to the wheelbase, changed: length – 171.7 in; height – 57.9 in; width – 73.1 in; wheelbase – 104.2 in.

2017 Ford Focus RS exterior

2017 Ford Focus RS interior

Inside, the car has not undergone such major changes as the outside. Nevertheless, several features interior has received. If you examine the photos and videos, you will notice a change inside, focusing on the standard interior of the last generation Focus will not be difficult.

First of all, we tried to make the car more sporty and the interior component. There are some interesting parts, the RS label, new pedals and so on. The instrument panel consists of three wells in the middle of which the bright blue letters displayed name of hatchback modification – RS. The instrument panel, on-board computer is very easy to read due to the high quality of illumination. At any time in any light is not difficult to get the necessary data.

2017 Ford Focus RS interior

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Also designers modified the multifunction steering wheel. It has three spokes and a kind of truncated bottom, as is customary to do in sports cars. Anatomically comfortable grip is improved also due to the leather case. The center console is almost identical to the civilian version. The only opening appeared at the very top of it, in which are integrated sensors mounted. The driver can get information about the actual temperature of the oil, as well as learn the turbocharge pressure.

2017 Ford Focus RS equipment

There is no accurate information regarding the equipment to date. In the meantime, it is reported that in the list of basic equipment will include options such as: the latest generation multimedia system FordSYNC; multimedia display with touchscreen of 8 inches; alloy wheels of 19 inches with a unique design; climate control; modern audio system with 10 speakers and subwoofer; a complete set of security systems and electronic assistants; airbags; multi-function steering wheel; leather seats.

2017 Ford Focus RS equipment

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2017 Ford Focus RS specs

If we talk about the technical characteristics of the car, you should start with the fact that a direct part in the settings took the legendary Ken Block. As a result, engineers are confident that they have managed to make their hatchback easily manageable with the lack of understeer. In many ways, this effect was achieved by applying the most advanced technologies. That is why Ford Focus RS will provide the most unforgettable driving pleasure.

2017 Ford Focus RS specs

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Now for the power unit. In his role engineers appointed Ford four-cylinder petrol turbo engine of the EcoBoost family displacement of 2.3 liters. Due to the presence of variable valve timing and direct injection, as well as big turbocharger, engine output reached 320 horsepower with a torque of 347 ft lbs. The engine is mated with a six-speed manual and an advanced all-wheel drive system developed by Ford experts directly.

2017 Ford Focus RS engine

Unfortunately, official information about the performance characteristics of the company has not yet disclosed. According to unconfirmed information, acceleration from zero to sixty miles per hour in the third generation five-door hatchback 2017 Ford Focus RS takes less than five seconds. In this case a top speed of the car is over 165 miles per hour.

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2017 Ford Focus RS video

2017 Ford Focus RS images

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Ultimate hot hatch from Ford has just a few major details common with ordinary Ford. However, the result is stunning - AWD sportcar in practical hatchback body.

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