2018 Ford Focus review – fun, but no longer flawed, the Focus back to its best - Performance and 0-62mph time
It may not be quite as sharp as its predecessor, but Ford filled in the gaps making for an impressive family hatchback
Performance and 0-60mph time
Until the ST arrives next summer, the cooking Focus range is made up of a combination of three-cylinder petrol and four-cylinder diesel engines. The three-pot is available in 1-litre and 1.5-litre forms, the latter shared with the Fiesta ST, albeit in lesser power outputs.
An entry-level 84bhp 1-litre opens the range, taking 13.5sec to reach 62mph. As mentioned above, this engine is also only available in the entry-level model, so it’ll likely take up space in company or rental fleets.
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The 99bhp and 124bhp models are slightly more brisk, doing the deed in 12.1sec and 10.0sec respectively, the latter also available with an optional eight-speed auto, adding 1.1sec to the acceleration time.
The friskier 1.5-litre turbocharged units are available in 148bhp and 180bhp forms, taking 8.8sec and 8.3sec to reach 62mph. Only the lower-powered model of the two is available with an auto.
As for the diesels, 94bhp, 119bhp and 148bhp versions are available, with acceleration times ranging between 11.4sec and an impressive 8.5sec (for the manual 148bhp version), only two-tenths behind the 180bhp petrol.