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FocusRS.org - 2016 Ford Focus RS Forum

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:06 AM - by stDan

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2017 Ford Focus RS Mountune FPM375 review

Jan 20, 2017 - 7:02 AM - by Hoonigan
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Does an official Mountune upgrade of 25bhp and 30lb ft, improve the already rampant and rather magnificent Ford Focus RS?

by Vicky Parrott, 20 January 2017

What is it?

The standard Ford Focus RS is a masterclass in imperfect perfection. It warranted a five-star road test, despite the fact that a Volkswagen Golf R is better everyday, simply because when the RS is in its element, it rather redefines what you'd expect of a hot hatch. We love it, flaws and all. At which point it becomes harder than ever to believe that a Mountune intervention can improve things.

Still, this upgrade - officially dubbed the Ford Performance by Mountune upgrade or FPM375 - is a collaboration between the well-known tuning arm and Ford itself, meaning that you can have the extra 25bhp and 30lb ft and still keep your warranty. It's also only £899, so the appeal is obvious, despite the brilliance of the standard car. The kit as a whole includes a re-flashed ECU, high-performance air filter, bespoke crossover duct and upgraded air re-circulation valve (or what many of us would know as a dump valve).

What's it like?

It doesn't feel drastically different in normal use. Tool about in a moderately enthusiastic manner and the Mountune Focus RS delivers much the sort of robust, distance-warping performance that the standard RS already rolls out in abundance. It's when you find the right situation to roll your sleeves up, say a prayer, select Race and really go for it that the Mountune bits pay off.

The throttle response feels a touch crisper and the engine even more rabid from around 3000rpm onwards. You're not going to get booted into a hedge by some unexpected turbo lag, either. Even with a bit more power, the 2.3-litre turbo'd four-pot is joyously unfettered by ungainly peaks or plateaus in its power delivery, building speed progressively but with furious intent right through to the red line.

It sounds a touch different; a bit more of a satisfying hiss of released pressure as you lift off the throttle, but otherwise much the same purposeful,... [Read More]
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2016 Ford Focus RS: The Ownership Experience, Conclusion

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:37 AM - by Hoonigan
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All good things must come to an end

By: Marc Noordeloos, January 18, 2017

Long-Term 2016 Ford Focus Update: Winter 2017 ( 4 of 4 ) Miles to date: 2,730

Iím nearly seven months into life with the 2016 Ford Focus RS. Iíve waited a very long time for a performance hatchback of this caliber to be offered in North America. 350 hp ó think about that number for a moment. The Porsche 911 Turbo launched in the U.S. with only 234 hp. Ford tops that output by 116-hp with only four cylinders. I pulled the trigger on the Focus RS the moment my dealerís ordering system went live. The local Ford store knows me well, mostly due to weekly pestering for updates on the status of my incoming car. Delays came and went but I stayed the course, securing one of the first production Focus RS models to arrive on our shores, in early June 2016. As I sit here digging deep into my thoughts and notes for this final review of day-to-day living with the all-wheel drive Focus, Iím torn. There are certainly moments of brilliance with the Focus RS, but itís a conflicted automobile and Iím not sure the positives outweigh the negatives.

When all the stars align, the Focus RS is a truly amazing package of parts. Take a smooth and challenging highway on-ramp, confirm ĎSportí is the selected drive mode, tap the stability control button once to loosen its rein and the Ford displays a level of grip and poise that few cars duplicate. Itís also entertaining in the wet, in ĎDriftí mode. You can hold the tail out on the slippery pavement, with fabulous pops and bangs from the exhaust on overrun. Try that in other hot hatchbacks. The RS is like a crazed, sugar-buzzed child out way past their bedtime. When the inevitable sucrose-crash arrives, reality rears its ugly head.

This reality is daily life with the hardcore hatch. A big issue is the U.S-spec Recaro seats. As noted in earlier updates, they simply donít fit me. A homemade seat cushion to improve lower lumbar support helps and they did break-in slightly, but the bulky perches are simply too aggressive, too... [Read More]
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2017 Ford Focus RS Test Drive Review - AutoNation Drive

Jan 09, 2017 - 3:41 PM - by Hoonigan
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by Omar Rana, January 9, 2017

The hot-hatch segment is one of the most exciting in the automotive industry. A compact size, a high-output engine, and agile handling are all one can dream of when wanting a sports car. However, hot-hatches offer all that plus utility and near perfect balance.

With cars like the Volkswagen GTI, Volkswagen Golf R, Subaru WRX STI, and the Ford Focus ST, buyers in this segment have many options to choose from. Well, Ford has added yet another option and one that has taken the industry and the segment by storm — the all-new 2017 Ford Focus RS. The Ford Focus RS has been on sale in other markets for many years, but it is now finally being offered in the United States and that couldn’t make us happier. The king of Ford’s hot-hatch segment, the Ford Focus RS has years of legacy and a fan club that is excited to see this pocket rocket come to the stateside. We finally had a chance to get some seat time in the new Ford Focus RS and we’re here to tell you how the car stacks up against its competitors. Let’s get started.

Exterior:

The exterior of the Ford Focus RS is based on the regular Ford Focus Hatchback — especially the Ford Focus ST. Nonetheless, the exterior of the Ford Focus RS is definitely more dramatic and more functional than its siblings. Ford designers worked extremely closely with Ford Performance to make sure that functional factors were carefully incorporated into their design. The design team focused on aerodynamic downforce, balance, and cooling off the engine and brakes into their philosophy while keeping an aggressive character at the forefront.

The front end of the Ford Focus RS is highlighted by a sharp trapezoidal grille that sits right above the splitter that makes way for a large opening to allow for better engine cooling. The front is further enhanced by sharp bi-xenon HID headlamps, wide fenders, and lower wings. There are also large openings on the side of the Ford Focus RS that allow the air to flow through to cool the brakes.

The rear of the Ford... [Read More]
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