Ford Focus RS MK1

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Description

Developed with Ford’s WRC drivers and featuring renown motorsport suppliers such as Sparco, OZ Racing and Brembo, the exclusive, 215PS turbocharged 2.0-litre Ford Focus RS marked the long-awaited return of the legendary Ford RS badge in 2002, which has graced Ford’s hottest road cars for over 30 years.

With an official 0-60mph time of 6.4 seconds, an interior of carbon-fibre, leather, aluminium and alcantara, 18-inch OZ Racing wheels, purposeful aerodynamic front air dam, rear spoiler, WRC-car chassis settings and even a starter button and a gear change light, the Ford Focus RS is designed from the ground up to be the closest you can get to Colin McRae’s WRC challenger.The sporting intent is not at the expense of luxury however, with the standard equipment list also including an in-dash, six-CD autochanger and air-conditioning.

Owning a Ford Focus RS is as practical as it is exciting, thanks to passenger and luggage space equal to the standard Ford Focus and a high level of standard safety and security features – including twin airbags, ABS, Safeguard immobiliser and Category 1 Thatcham alarm system. Such features also ensure an affordable insurance rating of 16A for Ford Focus RS. Ownership costs are made even more attractive with Ford Focus RS returning a healthy 28.0mpg and 237g/km CO2 on the EC combined driving cycle.

All Ford Focus RS carry the same, unique specification, with no options and are available in a single colour – the striking Imperial Blue metallic. A maximum of 30 per day were built at Ford’s Saarlouis production plant, Germany, with approximately half destined for UK customers.

 

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Additional information

Model

Ford Focus RS MK1

Production

2002-2003

Segment

C

Doors

3

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1988 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Multipoint Fuel Injection

Power (hp)

212

Power (kw)

158

Power (@rpm)

@5500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

310

Torque (@rpm)

@3500 rpm

0-100km/h

6,7 sec

Top Speed (km/h)

232 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

144 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

10,1

CO2 (g/km)

234 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1278 kg

Length

4183 mm

Width

1762 mm

Height

1440 mm

Wheelbase

2615 mm

Front Track

1514 mm

Rear Track

1514 mm

Boot Space

350

Tire Size

225/40R18

Front Brakes

325 mm Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

280 mm Discs