Audi S3 vs Ford Focus RS

Picture of Audi S3 (8P)
Picture of Ford Focus RS
Category Audi S3 (8P)Ford Focus RS
Max power (ps / bhp) 265 / 261305 / 301
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 350 / 258440 / 325
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1450 / 31971467 / 3234
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 183 / 180208 / 205

Performance

Category Audi S3 (8P)Ford Focus RS
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)263 kph (163 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.5 s5.8 s
0 - 200 kph 22.9 s21.1 s
0 - 100 mph 12.4 s13.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.7 s @ 87.6 mph9.8 s @ 87.6 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s14.2 s @ 101.3 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 17.4 s15.3 s
Est. max acceleration 0.57 g (6 m/s²)0.54 g (5 m/s²)

Summary

Category Audi S3 (8P)Ford Focus RS
Track Performance 874898
Straight line speed 732748
Total 16061646

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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asr  10y ago

134.48 vs 152.92 and S3 just little weaker this is amazing.


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Gareth  10y ago

Focus RS has done a 13.7s on the 1/4 mile...


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Shark  11y ago

Everytime I come to compare these two i see a different result. The result at todays date seems reasonable with the Ford beating the S3 in most tracks


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jackson  11y ago

And why isn't the nurburgring times put down.
Focus RS 8:26 --- 146.56 km/h
Audi S3 8:41 --- 142.34 km/h

Also a couple more lol, couldnt resist
Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec 8:37 --- 143.44 km/h -
Brabus-Mercedes Benz C V8 Sportcoupe, 426 PS 8:35 --- 144.00 km/h -


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Georg  11y ago

@shark the Focus RS has a pretty worse powerband... autocar in the UK has compared the Scirocco R vs the Focus RS and the Scirocco played the RS to the wall... simple fact the 2.0l TFSI engine is a much better powerplant
delivering slightly less peak power but delivering much more torque at lower reavs to hihger revs...


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GtSport  11y ago

S3 is still the best hatchback. And there are a lot of posibilities of tuning to make out the difference of power.


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Dupont  11y ago

I bet Ford is regretting not using 4wd in the RS.


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Shark  11y ago

.....this result is surprising

I was almost certain that the RS would beat the S3

On paper the only advantage the S3 has is that 4wd.
The RS has the power and Torque , better power band.
Also the Focus RevoKnuckle shouldve made up for its lack of 4wd.

I know the S3 is a awsome car and is very fast almost com[arable to an STi or Evo but i never thought it would beat the Ford