February 7, 2011, 8:52 am
Welcome to the forum Gaz,
When your awaiting delivery,is not the time to be worrying about performance. You should be doing that prior to actually ordering it.
To be precise it is not 115bhp its 113bhp, it is 115ps though, that PS figure reflects its power in German measurement of horse power. They obviously have weaker horses in Germany
The Focus 1.6 S is hardly a speed machine, though in its trim it is and looks faster then the even slower 99bhp bog standard 1.6.
The 1.6 S = 113bhp. Max speed 118mph. 0-62 10.8 seconds.
the 1.6...= 99bhp. Max speed 112mph. 0-62 11.9 seconds.
Now if you wanted to buy a new fast 1.6 Focus, you should have waited for the new Mk3 Focus 1.6 SCTi it is 150PS. Max speed 130mph. 0-62 8.6 seconds. It's £90 road tax against the £155 for the current Mk2.5 your buying. And better fuel consumption than the current Mk2.5 offerings. 47.1mpg combined against 42.8mpg with the current Mk2.5.
The Mk3 will be offered for sale this spring in the UK. Of course with this new model due in the showrooms any week now, Ford are offering good deals on the outgoing Mk2.5 model range. Of course not being current model when it comes to trading it in, you will take a big hit, but that's life for you. Look at me I've got a bog standard 99bhp Mk2 model