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Jul 21, 2016 - 2:56 PM - by KingZee
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Jan 31, 2015 - 6:06 AM - by stDan

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Fanboys assemble!

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:22 AM - by Derp
Ok, so out of every comparison we have seen so far, I reckon this one might be the most favourable to our cause. The RS has won most camparos on the basis of 'fun' or 'smiles per gallon' but this is an objective wiin on the track. Sure, its probably down to track particulars but I loved the read. Enjoy.

Ford Focus RS v Mercedes-AMG A 45 v Audi RS 3 2016 Comparison -
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Ford Focus RS slides straight into trouble

Jul 26, 2016 - 2:02 AM - by Paolo
David Linklater 17:11, July 26 2016

Base price: $69,880.
Powertrain and performance: 2.3-litre turbo-petrol four, 257kW/440Nm, 6-speed manual, AWD, Combined economy 8.1 litres per 100km, 0-100kmh 4.7 seconds.
Vital statistics: 4362mm long, 1471mm high, 2948mm wheelbase, luggage capacity 316-1262 litres, 19-inch alloy wheels on 235/35 tyres.
We like: Awesome AWD technology, sense of driver involvement, sheer value for money.
We don't like: Recaro seats don't suit everyday use, small tank, enormous turning circle.

Australians: sheesh, right?

About two-and-half minutes after Ford's new hero model, the Focus RS, was launched across the Tasman, safety campaigners were up in arms about the car's Drift mode, which assists drivers in achieving controlled moments of oversteer.

Organisations such as the Pedestrian Council of Australia are now demanding the car be recalled and the technology be disabled, despite a disclaimer appearing on the dashboard reminding drivers that both Race and Drift modes are for "Track use only".

Image-wise, it probably doesn't help that Ford developed Drift mode with the help of the "hoonigan'' himself: sideways supremo, sometime rally driver and internet superstar Ken Block.

So who cares about what happens in Australia? Well, Kiwi Ford buyers should, because vehicle specifications are shared between our two countries.

Aussie safety angst is the reason we don't have the Line Lock feature on the latest Mustang, which freezes the front brakes so you can do massive burnouts (suffice to say, you can achieve the same effect with your left foot).

Over-cautious Ockers also killed the Mustang's cool sequential rear indicators, which are banned under Australian Design Rules (ADR) because they are considered flashing lights.

It's exhausting, really. Whatever next, cobbers?

Drift mode is a trick piece of technology, but you have to wonder whether anybody would have been bothered if it had been called Race Plus or something like that. It's that irresponsible D-word that has been like a red flag to a safety conscious 'roo.

It'd be a shame if we lost Drift mode, because this monster Focus really is a car tailored to those who want to enjoy them themselves on track days. Which is surely the responsible route for... [Read More]
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BMW M135i vs Ford Focus RS

Jul 22, 2016 - 3:25 PM - by Hoonigan
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by Nico DeMattia, July 22nd, 2016

If the BMW M2 hadn’t just been released, the hottest car on the market would be the Ford Focus RS. Released around the same time …

If the BMW M2 hadn’t just been released, the hottest car on the market would be the Ford Focus RS. Released around the same time as the M2, the Focus RS is an absolute monster of a hatchback. With its 2.3 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Focus RS makes 350 hp and powers all four wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s the hottest hatch on the market right now. However, BMW has its own hot hatchback that’s slowly being forgotten as it gets older, but it’s still a serious contender – the BMW M135i.

Not having ever been made available in North America, many Americans are unaware of the M135i hatch. Much like the M235i, it boasts a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine that develops 322 hp and powers its rear wheels. That last bit is important because it makes the M135i the only rear-wheel drive hot hatch on the market.

So how do these two hatches stack up against each other? Whatcar decided to find out.

Despite both being hot hatches, both of these cars are very different. The Ford Focus RS has a sort of crazed, manic personality to it, with its loud exhaust that pops and burbles all the time, it’s lightening fast twitchy steering and tenacious all-wheel drive grip. It’s like an excited puppy, always wanting to play and if you don’t pay attention, it’ll eat your furniture. While that’s incredibly fun on tight, twisty back roads, it can be a bit exhausting on highways or broken pavement. Its suspension is incredibly stiff and its cabin can be pretty loud. But get it on the right road and holy hell is it fun to drive.

On the flip side, the BMW... [Read More]
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