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2011 Ford Focus RS by Mountune


The special editionFord Focus RS500 is already sold out, but if you want to buy more than just a simple RS, Ford is offering you an alternative: the MP350 package from Mountune Performance.

Ford says that the MP350 package delivers the same engine modifications as those developed for the exclusive new limited edition Focus RS500. The MP350 package increases the total output from 305 PS to 350 PS, while torque rises by 20 Nm to 460 Nm.

Engine modifications include: a larger intercooler, a larger air filter box, a larger diameter exhaust downpipe and an uprated fuel pump, along with an updated software calibration.

This performance package is the only package approved by Ford and will not invalidate the warranty on the Focus RS . It is an ingenius idea that will allow owners of the Focus RS the upgrade in performance that made the RS500 so popular.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Owners and buyers of the current generation Ford Focus RS 305 PS superhatch can now access a Ford-approved performance upgrade package that boosts peak output to 350 PS and 460 Nm of torque.

The MP350 package is available from Mountune Performance via a selected network of Ford dealers, initially in the UK, with a European roll-out planned to follow. This is the only Ford-approved upgrade for the Focus RS and also the only aftermarket package available which does not invalidate the standard Ford warranty.

Ford Focus RS by Mountune

The engine modifications it provides are similar to those developed for the exclusive new limited edition Focus RS500 model and were developed by Ford’s Team RS powertrain engineers in partnership with Mountune’s performance specialists.

“Ford’s relationship with Mountune has produced a series of dynamic performance upgrade packages for Ford models like the Focus ST and new Fiesta, and we are confident that the Focus RS package will prove equally successful,” says Matthias Tonn, Focus RS500 Chief Programme Engineer. “While the limited edition RS500 we are unveiling at the Leipzig Show today will remain the ultimate Focus RS, this upgrade provides existing customers with the attractive Ford-approved performance enhancement option that many RS owners have been asking for.”

The Focus RS performance upgrade increases peak power from 305 PS to 350 PS, while torque rises by 20 Nm to 460 Nm. Modifications include a larger intercooler, a larger air filter box, a larger diameter exhaust downpipe and an uprated fuel pump, along with an updated software calibration.

Mountune also offers Ford approved performance upgrades in selected markets for the current Focus ST and Fiesta 1.6 Ti-VCT models, and the previous-generation Fiesta ST.

Mountune’s experience in motorsport and high-performance engines spans over 20 years and this strong heritage even includes the original RS500, as Mountune supplied the engines for the Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth which won the British Touring Car Championship in 1990 driven by Robb Gravett.



8 comments:

Would enough Americans buy a 30-35K hot hatch over a 30-35K muscle car (read 5.0 Mustang, Camaro SS) to make it worth while to bring over? Unfortunately, probably not. But it would be nice to see a hopped-up Focus or, maybe, even a Fiesta RS.

Its funny how Ford saves the best cars for Europe and were left with stupid mobiles. Don’t worry Ford I’m pretty sure North America can handle a fast hatchback.

I love how they combine white and black to this ford focus and the HB style of car makes it a competitor for impreza.

It’s a shame they don’t make it with AWD, it would be a beast with with it. it’s a limited edition anyway , i’m sure there are enough people who would pay extra for AWD.

Well that’s a good news, but i agree the custom kits should came from the dealer and they are the one who will install it for the waranty to preserve.

That was great! Good thing that even they’ve already tampered it’s part they still managed to keep the warranty. I’m pretty sure in order to maintain the warranty the tune up should be done inside the CASA.

I bet they’ll price it higher than the complete package of RS500.

That’s how good the RS500 are, the MP350 package is just focused on engine and not on the body kits and aero dynamic kits, I bet the price is much higher than the RS500.

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