• Ford Focus RS

    Ford Focus RS -

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  • Ford Focus RS

    Ford Focus RS -

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Key facts

2002 Ford Focus RS information summary

What body style?
hatchback with 4/5 seats
How long?
4183 mm
How heavy?
1278 kg
What size engine?
2 litre, 1988 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
215 PS / 212 bhp / 158 kW @ 5500 rpm
How much torque?
310 Nm / 229 / 31.6 kgm @ 3500 rpm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 6.3 s
How quick?
0-100 km/h: 6.7 s
How fast?
232 km/h, 144 mph
How economical?
14.2/7.7/10.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
What carbon dioxide emissions?
237.0 CO2 g/km


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2002 Ford Focus RS technical specifications


The Focus RS is a front wheel drive hatchback automobile with a front located engine, sold by Ford.
Its 4 cylinder, double overhead camshaft turbocharged engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a displacement of 2 litres. It provides power and torque figures of 212 bhp (215 PS/158 kW) at 5500 rpm and 310 Nm (229 lbft/31.6 kgm) at 3500 rpm respectively.
This power is delivered to the wheels through a 5 speed manual transmission.
With a stated weight at the kerb of 1278 kg, the Ford Focus RS manages to cover the 0-60 mph sprint in 6.3 seconds and the standing quarter mile in 14.8 seconds.
The Ford Focus RS is claimed to manage a top speed of 232 km/h (144 mph), official fuel consumption is 14.2/7.7/10.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined, and carbon dioxide emissions are 237.0 g/km.
2002 Ford Focus RS data
2002 Ford Focus RS data
Body type4/5 seater hatchback
Number of doors3
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2615 103
Track/tread (front) 1514 59.6
Track/tread (rear) 1514 59.6
Length 4183 164.7
Width 1762 69.4
Height 1440 56.7
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.6
Kerb weight 1278 kg 2818 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 55 litres 12.1 UK Gal 14.5 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type turbocharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 2 litre
1988 cc
(121.315 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 84.8 × 88 mm
3.34 × 3.46 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output
215 PS (212 bhp) (158 kW)
at 5500 rpm
Specific output
106.6 bhp/litre
1.75 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
310 Nm (229 ft·lb) (31.6 kgm)
at 3500 rpm
Specific torque
155.94 Nm/litre
1.88 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast iron block; aluminium alloy head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio
Fuel system Ford EEC V fuel injection
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1959.5 kPa (284.2 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 497 cc
Aspiration Turbo
Compressor 1 Garrett GT25 (60) SG turbocharger
Catalytic converter Y
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 6.3 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h 6.7 s
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) 16.40 s
Standing quarter-mile 14.8 s
@ 98 mph
Standing kilometre 26.2 s
@ 201 km/h
Maximum speed 232 km/h (144 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 168.19 PS/g
123.7 kW/g
165.88 bhp/ton
0.07 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 8.08 kg/kW
13.5 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 14.2/7.7/10.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km14.2/7.7/10.1 l/100km urban/extra-urban/combined
km per litre7.0/13.0/9.9 km/l urban/extra-urban/combined
UK MPG19.9/36.7/28.0 UK MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
US MPG16.6/30.5/23.3 US MPG urban/extra-urban/combined
Carbon dioxide emissions 237.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ? 234.32 g/km
VED band (UK) L
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout transverse
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering rack & pinion PAS
turns lock-to-lock 2.900
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.MultiLi.ARB.
Wheel size front 8 x 18
Wheel size rear 8 x 18
Tyres front Michelin Sport Pilot 225/40 R 18
Tyres rear Michelin Sport Pilot 225/40 R 18
Brakes F/R VeDi/Di-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 325 mm
Rear brake diameter 280 mm
Gearbox 5 speed manual
Top gear ratio
Final drive ratio
general ID99341
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 17.8
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2002 Ford Focus RS added 2002-09-05.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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