2017 Focus RS



350 HP + 350 LB.-FT OF TORQUE.






Exhilaration. By Design.

After burning up Europe for years, this best-in-class 350-horsepower² hatchback has taken its 2.3L EcoBoost® engine to another level. Beefed up where it counts, the Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive System intelligently distributes power for maximum benefit, both front and rear as well as left and right. And with four different driving modes, including "Track" and "Drift"¹, you can dominate the course no matter the mood you're in.

Suspension doesn't tame power. It sets it free. 

We didn't just stick best-in-class 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque² under the hood and pat ourselves on the back. Those numbers don't count for anything without control. So the 2017 Focus RS has an advanced Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive System that precisely distributes the power where you need it, as well as driver-selectable suspension settings that let you tune the ride to suit your style.

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4

350 Horsepower 

Performance and Technology

From the tires up, Ford engineers composed a masterpiece of moving pieces, each working in precise synchrony with all of the others. The result is more than the sum of its parts. Focus RS is a machine intended to produce pure exhilaration behind the wheel.



Thanks to enhanced aerodynamic redesigns of the front grille and the rear diffuser and the unique spoiler, the Focus RS maximizes downforce while creating zero lift for optimum high-speed handling.


  Keeping the heat on in the winter.

Available 18-inch Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tires mounted on unique 18-inch RS Sparkle Silver-painted alloy wheels help keep your confidence high even when the temperatures drop and snow piles up.


Take command.

While the Ford Performance All-Wheel-Drive System responds automatically to driving conditions, you can manually choose the power distribution: "Normal" for everyday driving, "Sport" for spirited rides, "Track" for track use only and "Drift" also for track use only to achieve controlled oversteer drifts. And SYNC® 35 offers enhanced voice recognition functions for your phone, music, comfort and available navigation.

Stopping power.

The RS brake system features advanced cooling technology - dedicated ducts fed from the front fascia, twin "jet tunnels" in the underbody and airflow guides on the lower suspension arms. The front Brembo™,4 discs feature aerodynamically optimized ventilation fins for enhanced cooling. And available 19-inch premium painted forged alloy wheels can stop onlookers in their tracks with devastating style.


Even the interior offers high performance.

The 2017 Focus RS certainly has the chops to create all kinds of driving adventure. But you're its master and the interior proves it. You can adjust its all-wheel drive and the suspension to your exact needs and wants. And, it offers the stay-connected technology you need to stay on top of just about everything.


Launch Control1

For blistering, off-the-line acceleration, launch control concentrates torque and apportions it where it's needed to get maximum acceleration with seriously reduced wheel spin. So you can dominate the holeshot.



With SYNC 35, you'll enjoy all of the greatest SYNC features, plus new hardware, new software and a new easy-to-use design. And the benefits keep coming: high-speed performance, enhanced voice recognition, capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability, available navigation with easy destination entry, and Siri® seamless integration.

SYNC® is an optional feature. Don't drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don't use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply. Optional Navigation System map updates cannot be received via Wi-fi® and require a separate update.


Boost Gauges

These boost gauges in distinctive RS blue highlight rings monitor turbo boost, oil pressure and oil temperature. Because knowledge is power.

Welcome to the Family

 ¹ Track Use Only

 ² Class is High-Performance Small AWD cars based on Ford segmentation. Tested with 93-octane fuel.

 ³ RECARO is a registered trademark of RECARO Beteiligungs-GmbH

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