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New Ford Focus RS Mk3 gets AWD and 320+ PS

By Deeq on 04 Feb 2015 in New model, Performance kit

Attached Image The new 2016 Ford Focus RS was revealed at a special preview event in Cologne ahead of its Geneva debut, but it’ll be a bit of a wait as production of the the third-generation RS is only set to begin late this year, which pretty much means a 2016 market debut for the range-topping C346 Focus in many places.
 
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Still, fans will have much to look forward to. The new car – the 30th vehicle to wear the Rallye Sport moniker since it was introduced in 1968 – will feature all-wheel drive, for starters. It’ll be powered by a 2.3 litre EcoBoost engine, the same as found in the new S550 Mustang, but reworked for this application with a comprehensive package of design changes. It’ll be mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
 
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No 350 hp as initially thought or the 330 hp as later rumoured, but power is still in excess of a decent 320 PS. Additions and changes include a new low-inertia, twin-scroll turbo with a larger compressor to deliver significantly increased air flow as well as a larger intercooler to maximise charge density. The car also gets improved cooling, aided by a larger radiator (the biggest ever stuffed into a Focus, so it goes) and improved materials for the cylinder head/block as well as the head gasket.
 
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Also on, a less restrictive, newly designed intake to offer improved engine breathing and a large-bore high performance exhaust system, the latter featuring an electronically-controlled valve in the tailpipe to optimise the balance of back pressure and noise output, complete with distinctive burbles, pops and crackles. Looks like the Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG is set to have a raucous competitor in the output sound stakes.
 
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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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SGCMWhiteKnight Feb 05 2015 04:52 PM

When will this arrive on our shores?

Magfocus Feb 06 2015 11:43 AM

When will this arrive on our shores?

 

You thinking of the new one?

SGCMWhiteKnight Feb 06 2015 06:31 PM

Probably can't afford, but I won't mind taking it out for a spin.

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