Ford Focus Tdci 163 Shake Competition

Ford Focus Tdci 163: Shake, Competition!

One of the advantages of being the last to appear on the scene is that you handle more information than anyone else. You are the last and in your hand is to know how to take advantage of such a privileged situation. Of course, there are those who know how to get on this train and who does not. I can assure you that Ford has.

The new Focus, or what is the same, the latest in the compact segment, incorporates all possible technological systems in a car of its category. See: low-speed automatic braking system (such as Volvo City Safety), lane maintenance (if the driver becomes distracted and loses trajectory, the car informs him by vibrating the steering wheel and returns to the correct position by Itself), blind spot recognition and reading of traffic signals, via active parking assistant, active cruise control or electronic differential that improves curvature traction. Some of them can incorporate their rivals; others are only reserved for upper segment models. As well, The Focus can mount them all (the differential is standard throughout the range).   And the most striking thing is that, if you decide to configure yourself an atomic version full of gadgets, you do not have to pay a huge amount of money exorbitantly. To give you the idea, of the systems mentioned, the first four are grouped in an equipment pack that costs 1,150 euros. So, in the technological section, it leaves the bar at a truly high point.

Ford Focus Tdci 163 Shake CompetitionFor this test, and since my partner Luis Guisado told you a few weeks ago his feelings about the Focus with engine 1.6 Eco Boost of 182 hp, I have chosen the diesel 2.0 TDCi of 163 . It is the most powerful diesel engine in the range and I am curious to know how this car feels. After starting the route I realize that, without a doubt, it is a good option for several reasons: it is very smooth (both when talking about noise and response), pushes forcefully almost from 1,000 rpm and consumes less than the Gasoline Eco Boost. In addition, it is the only one you can choose with manual gearbox or with the automatic Power shift six-speed and double clutch. Regarding this transmission, you should know that it is fast and very comfortable, Although it has small disadvantages: it supposes a surcharge of 1,500 dollars (normal), increases consumption by 0.3 l / 100 km (normal, too) and has no cams on the steering wheel nor lane reserved for sequential use in the area of ​​the lever (A low cost detail in a car that, overall, is not at all. In exchange for the latter, there are two buttons on the knob that allow you to operate the manual mode of the change, although it is quite more uncomfortable than the traditional methods. By the way, this 163-hp engine cannot be associated with the Start-Stop system, as can be done with the smaller TDCi and petrol. Also) and has no cams on the steering wheel nor lane reserved for sequential use in the area of ​​the lever (a low cost detail in a car that, overall, is not at all. In exchange for the latter, there are two buttons on the knob that allow you to operate the manual mode of the change, although it is quite more uncomfortable than the traditional methods. By the way, this 163-hp engine cannot be associated with the Start-Stop system, as can be done with the smaller TDCi and petrol. Also) and has no cams on the steering wheel nor lane reserved for sequential use in the area of ​​the lever (a low cost detail in a car that, overall, is not at all. In exchange for the latter, there are two buttons on the knob that allow you to operate the manual mode of the change, although it is quite more uncomfortable than the traditional methods. By the way, this 163-hp engine cannot be associated with the Start-Stop system, as can be done with the smaller TDCi and petrol.

Ford Focus Tdci 163 Shake CompetitionVery good in technology, well mechanical and excellent in everything that has to do with the chassis. I can only take my hat off the set-up that has the new Focus. After touring twisty roads, motorways and urban areas, I dare say that, right now, it is the compact that best treads of all. It is comfortable, stable and offers a feeling of improper aplomb of a car of its segment. And if I had to stick with a particular item, my choice would be the direction, which has a simply delicious touch.

Ford Focus Tdci 163 Shake CompetitionA new model had not surprised me so much. I arrived at the presentation without preconceived ideas, with just some previous information I had read about the car, and I get back with the feeling that it is, today and with German forgiveness, “compact.”

Ford Focus Tdci 163 Shake Competition

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The Focus TDCi 163 will be available at the end of March or at the beginning of April this year at a price of 23,700 euros (25,200 with Power shift change). There will be no promotional discount but yes launch offer with free equipment.

Ford Focus Tdci 163 Shake CompetitionAnd stay tuned to the news that we continue to publish, because this same will come the variants of 4 doors and familiar. The latter, for the first time, will have ST version.

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