2016 Ford Focus RS

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  • Ford Focus RS
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    350 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    350 @ 3200
  • Displacement:
    2.3 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    165 mph
  • Price:
    35730 (Est.)
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Ford introduced the first ever Focus RS in 2002, reviving the RS (Rallye Sport) badge after having popularized it before with rally homologation specials like the Escort RS 1600 or the Escort RS Cosworth. Despite looking like a road-going version of the WRC model, the car was FWD and offered a little over 200 horsepower. Almost seven years later, another generation of the Focus RS arrived with an even more pronounced rally look and a Volvo-sourced five-cylinder with 305 horsepower sent to the front wheels. While torque-steer was kept to a minimum via a standard LSD from Quaife and a MacPherson front suspension strut called RevoKnuckle, the car was still far from offering WRC-like performance for the road.

Ford wants to change all that with the recently unveiled, third-generation Focus RS, as the model will be offered with an innovative all-wheel-drive system. Set to be manufactured at the same German plant as its predecessors, this will also be the first RS model to be sold around the world, including the U.S. With a Mustang-sourced, 2.3-liter, EcoBoost engine that has been engineered to deliver in excess of 300 horsepower, the all-new Focus RS seems to really up the ante for Ford in the performance-hatch category.

Update 07/13/2013: The Ford Focus RS is finally arriving at U.S. dealerships and is priced at $36,605 including destination and delivery charges. Hit "play" to see who was the first U.S. lucky owner of the RS.

Continue reading to learn more about the new Ford Focus RS.

 

Latest Ford Focus RS news and reviews:

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Hyundai Snaps Up Former Ford Focus RS Chief Engineer for its Prized N Division - Here’s What It Means

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2019 Ford Focus RS

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The Ford Focus ST and Focus RS are Coming and One of Them Was Just Caught Testing on the Nurburgring

Ford is already testing a beefed-up hatchback on the ’Ring
Here's a Preview of What the Ford Focus ST and Focus RS Might Look Like

Here’s a Preview of What the Ford Focus ST and Focus RS Might Look Like

The future looks bright!
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The Next-Gen Focus RS Could Stick it to Mercedes-AMG and Audi with a 400-Horsepower Hybrid Drivetrain

We could see some serious power increases for the next-gen RS
Is The Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Going to Come With a Hybrid?

Is The Next-Gen Ford Focus RS Going to Come With a Hybrid?

Take this rumor with a grain of salt for the time being
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2018 The Focus RS Heritage Edition is Here to Bid Farewell to the Current Generation

Special edition hot hatch is a fitting goodbye
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Ford Finally Announces Fix for the Coolant-Burning Focus RS

Focus RS owners can now breathe a sigh of relief
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Focus RS Coolant Problem Finally Solved: Ford Used the Wrong Head Gasket

Did someone label the box wrong or did someone not pay attention?
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Ford Admits 2.3-liter EcoBoost in early Focus RS Models Burn Coolant

And, they have an excuse but no fix yet....
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Look away if your stomachs are weak
2017 Ford Focus RS by Rally Innovations

2017 Ford Focus RS by Rally Innovations

This is one Focus RS you don’t want to meet in the desert
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2017 Ford Focus RS “TriAthlete” by VMP Performance

Carbon-fiber bonanza and enhanced performance
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2017 Ford Focus RS By Universal Technical Institute, Tjin Edition, and Pennzoil

Custom project on performance hatch gets a steady dose of upgrades
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You Think You Can Beat A Real-Life Ford Focus RS On Forza Motorsport 6?

Fame and glory await if you can post a faster lap time than an actual Focus RS
2017 Ford Focus RS by Mountune

2017 Ford Focus RS by Mountune

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Motor1 UK Pits 2018 Civic Type R Against 2017 Ford Focus RS: Video

Motor1 UK Pits 2018 Civic Type R Against 2017 Ford Focus RS: Video

… and the comparisons begin!
2016 Ford Focus RS – Driven

2016 Ford Focus RS – Driven

The hottest hot hatch is hella fun!

Latest Videos:

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Europe Is Also Getting The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition, Or At Least Something Like It

Option Pack lets European owners of the Focus RS get their hands on the Quaife LSD
2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition

2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition

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The 2017 Ford Focus RS Rides Like a Horse Cart & I Love It

Choose between firm and abusive suspension settings
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Hot Hatch Shakedown – Honda Civic Type R Vs. Ford Focus RS

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2016 Ford Focus RS

2016 Ford Focus RS

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2016 Ford Focus RS by Roush Performance

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2016 Ford Focus RS by H&R Special Springs/StanceWorks

A well-rounded concept to stand out in a crowd of many
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2016 Ford Focus RS by Full-Race Motorsports

A Focus RS that has been modified in all the right places.
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Ford Might Scrap Plans for the Focus RS500 After All

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More power and torque for the RS? Take our money already!
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The master hoonigan goes back to his roots
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Ken Block Teases Arrival Of Gymkhana NINE: Video

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Latest spy shots:

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2016 Ford Focus RS by Hennessey

American tuner gives the already impressive Focus RS even more reason to be awesome
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Ford To Start Offering Driving Lessons To Focus RS Owners

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Mountune and Ford Performance to Offer Engine Upgrade for Ford Focus RS

Even more power and more torque for the hot hatch!!!
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The American pocket rocket takes on the German scuttlebug
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Is Ford Holding Someone’s Focus RS For Ransom? Maybe....

How he hell do you lose a car?
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Matt LeBlanc Has A New Ride And It’s Smoking Tires Hot

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2016 Ford Focus RS RX By Hoonigan Racing

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Ford Rumored To Be Considering A Hotter Version Of The Focus RS

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Mountune Launches Phase 1 Tuning Kit For Ford Focus RS

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Ford Performance Gives An Inside Look At Its New Rallycross Car: Video

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Auto Express Lines Up The Ford Focus RS Against The Audi RS3 And The Volkswagen Golf R: Video

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EVO Diaries Puts The 2016 Ford Focus RS In The Spotlight: Video

Is the hot hatch as good as advertised?
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2016 Ford Focus RS - Driving Impressions

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Autocar Takes The 2016 Ford Focus RS On Road And Track: Video

Vicky Parrott does awesome things on one of the best hot hatches in the market today
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A Quick Look At The 2016 Ford Focus RS’s "Drift Mode" Feature: Video

Smoke those wheels and perform power slides like a pro!
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Ford Wishes You Merry Christmas With Snowkhana 4: Video

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2016 Ford Focus RS JDRF Raffle

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2016 Ford Focus RS Forza Motorsport Edition

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Ken Block Drives The Ford Focus RS At Goodwood: Video