For 4,100 euros extra evaluates the Ford Focus RS from a mechanical limited slip differential for the front axle. The equipment package Blue & Black also changed the public image of the compact sports car.
The Ford Focus RS is not looking for the last tenth on the track, as do Mercedes-AMG A45 or VW Golf GTI Club Sport S. The RS should and will be more fun charm. A four-wheel drive, which can sometimes hang out the tail like a rear-wheel drive. So someone who goes dizzy and driver without degenerating curve that pace and speed.
Focus RS Blue & Black for 44775
A new option, but Ford wants to integrate into the meritocracy the RS a bit more. Fee Ford organized a mechanical limited slip differential on the front axle. It is the Focus RS make traction stronger by the lock in friction coefficient and compensates Radlastunterschiede between the front tires. Slip is minimized by the wheel with better traction shouldering most of the torque to the front axle. The stronger the lateral acceleration, the more the system is to exploit its advantages.
The mechanical locking differential is part of the equipment Blue and Black. The package costs 4,100 euros. Means: with lock on the Ford Focus RS is expensive 44,775 instead of 40,675 euros. Dynamic driving behavior alone does not justify this surcharge. Ford still makes a few cosmetic Handles: Roof, roof spoiler and mirror housings colors of US manufacturers in matt black. The Brembo calipers take the blue body color. In addition, Ford pulls the RS on new alloy wheels in 19-inch format with lockable wheel nuts and tire size 235/35 R19.
On the power screw is not rotating. It remains (470 Nm in overboost) that ascends the 2.3-liter, four-cylinder Ecoboost at 350 PS and 440 Nm. Ford's hot hatch sprints in 4.7 seconds to 100 km / h. Says the manufacturer. in the sports car-Super test of the RS needed 5.5 seconds. The Nordschleife he rounded in 8:06 minutes. Not bad. With the new lock a better lap time would possibly be in there.