Body: Hatchback Year: 13/63
Colour: Panther Black Metallic
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 018-62626
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- Insurance Group15E
- Performance (BHP)115
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)109
- Road Tax£20
"Ex Demo - Sporty look with Diesel Economy "
|Heated rear window|
|'Quickclear' heated windscreen/heated washer jets|
|Front and rear intermittent wipers|
|Electric front windows + drivers one touch|
|Front variable intermittent wipers with electric wash|
|ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution|
|ESP with traction control + emergency brake assist|
|Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB port|
|'Ford Power' starter button|
|Easy fuel capless refuelling system|
|Lights on warning|
|Low screen washer fluid warning|
|Exterior temperature gauge|
|Door ajar warning|
|Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Steering column with mounted audio controls|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour rear spoiler|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Body colour side skirt|
|Chrome finish on upper door line|
|High gloss black grille|
|Front fog lights|
|Headlight levelling control|
|Air conditioning - CFC-free|
|Pollen/active carbon filters|
|Reach + rake adjustable steering column|
|12V power point front/rear|
|Centre console storage box/armrest|
|Gear lever knob with satin aluminium insert|
|Handbrake release button with aluminium finish|
|4 spoke leather steering wheel with silver accents|
|Illuminated heater controls|
|Courtesy light in luggage compartment|
|Front passenger airbag|
|Front side airbags|
|Intelligent Protection System (IPS)|
|Side curtain airbags|
|Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners|
|Three rear inertia reel lap/diagonal seatbelts|
|Sports style front seats|
|Height adjustable front headrests|
|Driver's seat manual height adjust|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Third fixed centre rear headrest|
|Driver/passenger front seatback pockets|
|60/40 split back and cushion rear seats with 2 height adjustable headrests|
|Driver's seat with adjustable lumbar support|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Immobiliser-Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS)|
|Anti-burst high-security shielded door locks|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Remote central double locking|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" 10 twin spoke alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Mini steel spare wheel|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
If you can live with the slightly cheesy go-faster bits, the Ford Focus Zetec S looks to be a winner. Choose between the zesty 179bhp 1.6 turbo petrol engine or the gutsy 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel. With firmer suspension, it feels that little bit sharper through corners too. A solid package.
Is compromise really a dirty word? Not when it comes to building cars it isn't. Compromise is exactly what we buy. We'll rarely choose the meanest, most stripped-out eco car or the most open to the elements sports car. We usually want something in between. Something that can entertain in the right conditions, won't be costlier to run than Slavia Ecclestone and which will fit the family and their gear inside. In other words, something like a Ford Focus Zetec S. That said, it's sometimes hard to get people excited about this Goldilocks 'right sized' approach. It isn't sexy. It won't make the covers of car magazines. Think of the Focus Zetec S as a little of what you fancy.
So, what'll it do, mister? The 1.0-litre 12-valve powerplant is so compact its block could sit on a sheet of A4 paper. Then 1.6-litre turbocharged 179bhp engine is something we'll need to get accustomed to, as it'll be spread across the Ford range, and is currently being shoehorned into the front of the Fiesta ST. There's a respectable dollop of torque on tap, the 177lb ft torque figure rising to 199lb ft on overboost, available over a usable 2100rpm range. The engine likes to rev and keep the throttle pinned beyond 6000rpm and you'll be rewarded with a deep-chested bellow, despite the turbo having done much of its best work by then. Prefer a diesel? Then Ford will sell you a 163bhp 2.0-litre TDCi unit with predictably overstuffed reserves of torque. The Zetec S benefits from tauter suspension than the standard Focus and body roll is managed more effectively without ruining ride quality. It does feel a little nibblier on badly surfaced roads but that's a small price to pay. In a straight line the petrol car will crack 60mph in 7.7 seconds on the way to a 138mph maximum. The gearing feels very long, perhaps as a means of eking better economy from the turbo powerplant. The result is that you'll often end up driving the car rather lazily on the torque available. The Powershift twin-clutch sequential box is available as on option with the diesel model. Try it. It's deeply impressive.
Design and Build
The five-door body shape clearly brings a multitude of practicality advantages, but plastering it with a body kit and other sporting addenda doesn't result in a wholly convincing aesthetic. It's not ungainly per se, just a tiny bit try-hard - a rare slip-up for usually pitch-perfect Ford. There are sill extensions, a jutting front chin spoiler, an almost diffuser at the back, 17-inch alloy wheels and LED tail lights. Drop inside and you'll spot the sports pedal set, the starter button, sports seats and premium centre console finish. In truth, all just a bit tinselly. If Ford sold this car without all the cosmetic bits for £1,000 less, I'd wager it would be the more popular choice. With each successive generation, Ford has loosened the belt of the Focus a little such that it now measures 4358mm in length by 1858mm in width. This means that it occupies a good deal more road space than a Sierra, which was in the class above, and is as wide as a first generation Mondeo. Advances in ergonomics and packaging have freed up additional space such that it's hard to quibble with the amount of room on offer. The boot is 316 litres and should you fold the rear seats down, you'll have over 1,100 litres of room at your disposal.
Market and Model
Priced at £19,195 for the petrol-engined car and from £20,045 for the diesel model, the Focus Zetec S offers strong value for money. Discounts should be available for private buyers with the wherewithal to haggle although the majority of sales will still be accounted for by fleet customers. The specification list contains all of those model-specific details we've already covered, as well as a trick torque vectoring system, ESP stability control, a decent CD stereo with USB connectivity, air-conditioning, electrically-operated body-coloured door mirrors with integrated turn indicators and Ford's Easy Fuel 'capless' refuelling system that makes it impossible to put the wrong fuel in. plus you won't have to get your hands dirty unscrewing recalcitrant caps. Best of all, the Focus feels as if it's grown up. There's a maturity to the styling inside the car that escapes many of its rivals, who seem to be using a 1980's midi system as inspiration for their centre consoles. Where the first generation Focus was a wacky riot of bisecting angles, the car has developed and the interior feels relaxed and assured. I'm not 100% sold on some of the colour combinations on offer for the Zetec S centre console but there is at least some choice available.
Cost of Ownership
Both engines score well in terms of economy and emissions. Naturally the diesel engine scores better but the petrol unit isn't far adrift and with its sharper responses and lower asking price, it might just be the pick of the Zetec S models. The 47.9mpg fuel consumption figure is a strong return for a car of this size with a 179bhp petrol engine and even when you extend the engine, the economy doesn't really fall too far into the red. Carbon dioxide emissions of 139g/km are also extremely good. The diesel model returns 67.3mpg and emits 129g/km of CO2. Depreciation? That's where negotiating a decent rate will be key for private buyers as the Zetec S will be unlikely to retain more than 33% of its new value after three years. The issue at stake here is that buying one of the 'safer' premium-badged cars won't land you anything like so much engine. Even with these strong economy and emissions figures, you have to pay for your jollies one way or another.
Tailgate wash/wipe, ABS+Electronic Brake force Distribution, Sports suspension, Bluetooth connection with voice control and USB port, Eco mode, 'Ford Power' starter button, Trip computer, Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.8|
|Engine Power - BHP||115|
|Engine Power - KW||85|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3600|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||199|
|Engine Torque - MKG||28|
|Engine Torque - NM||270|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|CO2 (g/km)||109 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||69|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|EC Combined (mpg)||67.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||76.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||55.4|
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