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Jan 31, 2015 - 6:06 AM - by stDan

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Ford Focus RS (2016-2018) review

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:38 AM - by Paolo
June 4, 2019

Auto Express Rating:

Strong performance
Agile handling
Great value

Firm ride
Gimmicky Drift mode
Small boot

Page 1 - Verdict

Wild looks, rocketship speed and sharp handling put the Ford Focus RS at the top of the hot hatchback tree

The Ford Focus RS was for sale from 2016-2018, and while that wasn't very long, it established itself at the top of the high-performance hot hatch tree. For once, the term mega hatch was fully justified when applied to the RS Ford. The fastest Ford Focus Mk3 is great to drive and comes at a great-value price that puts it among some of the most exciting and affordable cars on the road of any type. It's agile and sporty in all the right places and offers massive acceleration, while the turbocharged engine delivers a suitably sporty soundtrack, too.

It wouldn't be a hot hatch without being at least a little down-to-Earth, and the Focus RS is also well equipped and solidly built - so you can use it every day. The stiff ride and small boot will be sticking points for some buyers, but in all other respects a used Focus RS is one of the performance car bargains of the decade.

There's no doubt that the Ford Focus RS was one of the best hot hatchbacks for sale between 2016 and 2018. It was a rival for cars like the Volkswagen Golf R and Mercedes-AMG A45, and thanks to the 345bhp (350hp), 2.0-litre turbocharged engine used under the bonnet, it had the firepower to take on these rivals. Today it's a great second hand choice at an even more competitive price.

But there's more to the Focus RS specs than just a powerful engine. It uses a six-speed manual gearbox, which in turn is connected to a trick four-wheel-drive system with smart electronics that include a YouTube-friendly 'Drift Mode'... [Read More]
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2020 Ford Focus RS and beyond is officially DEAD!

Apr 09, 2019 - 4:05 PM - by Hoonigan
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RS engineer shifts Focus

Tyrone Johnson, former Ford RS chief engineer and Engineering Hero winner at the 2016 Autocar awards, has a new role at HyundaiKia. Johnson takes over Albert Biermann’s role as head of vehicle integration. Biermann becomes global head of R&D.

Raj Nair is gone, Jamal Hameedi went to Jaguar, and now Tyrone Johnson has jumped ship for Hyundai/Kia! Is Ford Performance now dead?

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Mountune UK releases performance upgrade for the Focus RS

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:54 AM - by Hoonigan
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by Luke Wilkinson, 4 Feb, 2019

Mountune’s latest performance kit adds more functionality to the Ford Focus RS and extracts almost 400bhp

Mountune has released two new performance upgrades for the Ford Focus RS called the m400R and m400X. Both tunes claim to offer large increases in performance, using the Focus RS’s standard turbocharger and a handful of bolt-on engine modifications.

The m400R is a firmware update for the company’s old m400 tune, adding more functions such as an adjustable RPM limit, a valet mode, full-time launch control and support for full-throttle gear changes. It’s available as a free upgrade to owners of the outgoing m400 tune, or to new buyers for £495.

To maintain the Focus RS’s warranty Mountune recommends that buyers install a few supporting modifications for the m400R remap. Extras include an induction kit, an uprated turbo recirculation valve, a larger air-to-air intercooler and a three-inch sports exhaust.

Although not strictly necessary for the m400R tune, for the sake of reliability, Mountune also suggests that buyers fit their engines with forged pistons, stronger bearings, uprated conrods, stronger head studs and a baffled engine sump.

Mountune offers two packages, including all the engine upgrades mentioned here. The upgraded engine ancillaries cost £4,160, while the stronger internals retail for £4,750. Both prices include the cost of fitting and the m400R engine remap.
Should buyers install all the supporting mods, Mountune’s m400R remap claims to reliably deliver 395bhp and 560Nm of torque, which is around 50bhp and 120Nm more than the factory-delivered tune.

For those chasing more performance, Mountune also offers a new m400X tune. It includes all the functionality updates from the m400R and retains the same peak performance figures. However, m400X-tuned Focus RS’s develop peak power and torque for longer in the engine’s rev-range.

As such, there’s more stress on the engine, so... [Read More]
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