All new Ford Focus RS expected in spring

It's getting closer, the Ford Focus RS (Rallye-Sport) badge with a freer-breathing 345hp version of the Mustang’s EcoBoost engine is hotly anticipated.

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Jan 20, 2016 1 min. read

Article was updated 7 years ago

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The first all-new Focus RS has rolled off the line in Saarlouis, Germany.

The arrival of the 350 hp Focus RS this spring adds to a potent hot hatch lineup. Ford’s Focus ST and Fiesta ST both have enjoyed critical acclaim and success.
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The Ford Performance U.S. lineup is set to grow by three models in 2016. Focus RS will be joined by F-150 Raptor this fall and the all-new Ford GT supercar that goes into production late this year.

Along with Focus ST and Fiesta ST, the lineup already includes Shelby GT350 and GT350R, which debuted late last year.

Focus RS is one of 12 performance vehicles Ford will bring to customers globally through 2020.

Developed by a team of Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the U.S., Focus RS is powered by a specially engineered version of Ford’s new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine.

Its 4.7-second 0-100 km/h sprint makes the high-performance hatchback the fastest-accelerating Ford RS model ever.

Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for a new level of handling, grip and cornering speed.

For the first time, the RS model gets select-able drive modes – including industry-first drift mode that allows controlled over-steer drifts – and launch control.

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