The New Ford Focus RS has earned a spot on the 2017 Ward’s 10 Best Engines list and was named the AutoGuide.com 2017 Car of the Year. Both auto authorities cited the powerful EcoBoost turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive capability and confidence-inspiring handling as winning components for this efficient compact car.
Powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine producing an impressive 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, the Focus RS delivers unexpected power. Ford specially engineered its all-new, low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger which can deliver more airflow and power throughout the rev range. This allows the new Focus a 0-60 time of just 4.7 seconds which puts it on par with many V8-powered sports cars.
A six-speed manual transmission allows for precision shifts, and four different available drive modes give drivers more ways to put the power down on the track. An innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive setup with Dynamic Torque Vectoring allows for class-leading cornering speed and makes the Focus RS an incredibly fun car to drive at any speed.
“Ford Focus RS is one of those rare cars that gets massive hype, then still delivered beyond our wildest expectations,” said Jonathan Yarkony of AutoGuide. “Not only is it a great deal on paper as a practical, all-wheel-drive hatchback, but it leaps right to the top of the hot-hatch segment with 350 horsepower, an enthusiast’s-choice manual transmission and, best of all, its engaging character.”
In addition to the Focus RS Ford also offers a selection of Focus models to accommodate a variety of driving preferences. The new Ford Focus is available as a sedan, hatchback with several trim sets or as the Focus ST or Focus Electric. If you would like to learn more about the new 2017 Ford Focus near Dallas, TX please contact our Ford Dealership for more information.