Ford Focus RS (Mark II)

That this 224kW/440Nm high performance front-wheel drive hatch works at all is engineering genius. That it delights (almost) all our senses makes it truly great.


Basic

Body style
3-door hatch

Climate and convenience

Air-conditioning
standard
Climate control
standard
Multi-zone climate control
standard
Heated/cooled seats
n/a
Keyless entry
standard
Keyless start
standard
12V power outlet
standard
Bluetooth hands-free
standard

Drivetrain

Driven wheels
front-wheel drive
Four-wheel drive system
none
Transfer case
n/a
Four-wheel steering
n/a
Transmission
6-speed manual

Engine

Configuration
in-line five cylinder
Fuel type
petrol
Aspiration
turbocharged
Displacement
2.5 litres
Power (kW @ rpm)
224
Torque (Nm @ rpm)
440

Entertainment

Video entertainment system
n/a
Multi-zone entertainment
n/a
Connection for portable MP3 player
standard
CD playback
standard
MP3 on CD/DVD
standard
DVD playback
n/a
Hard-disk storage
n/a
Memory card slots
n/a
Disc stacker
6

Navigation

Trip computer
standard
CD GPS navigation
n/a
DVD GPS navigation
n/a
Hard-disk GPS navigation
n/a
Voice activated navigation
n/a

Safety

Anti-lock brakes
standard
Traction control
standard
Stability control
standard
Reversing camera
n/a
Xenon headlights
standard
Steerable headlights
n/a
Fog lights
standard
Cruise control
n/a
Adaptive cruise control
n/a
Rain-sensing wipers
standard
Head-up display
n/a

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User Reviews / Comments  Ford Focus RS (Mark II)

  • sonnybillroo

    sonnybillroo

    "I have a RS its a awesome car better than the STI i had before not sure about evo never had one but test drove a few and didnt compare........"

  • Jules

    Jules

    Rating10

    "You guys arguing about the current STI's and Evo's being faster and better value... It's NOT the point. The point is it's an RS... You want an RS then buy this. You don't... Cya later... End of sto..."

  • IwanS

    IwanS

    "In a total "nanny state" like Australia where one can't even drive more than 110kph on most national roads etc, the mere notion of "performance" cars is utterly laughable and moot."

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