German tuner adds 40bhp to standard car
29 October 2009

The Ford Focus RS has been tuned to 340bhp by German company Loder 1899.

The company claims to have made half the 40bhp power gain over the standard car with a new stainless-steel exhaust system in a Y-pipe form. It is fitted with a silencer that deepends the RS's note while also lowering its maximum noise.

See hi-res Ford Focus RS Loder 1899 pics

The other power gains are achieved by a new air filter and ECU tinkering.

Loder 1899 claims that its car will travel from 0-62mph in 5.7sec (down 0.2sc from the standard car).

Buyers can also lower their RS by 35mm and opt for a range of alloys from 17-20 inches in size. Nitrgen fille dtyres are fitted to the alloys as standard.

The cost of the full kit is around £6000.

Twitter - follow all the latest Ford reviews, news and video

Our Verdict

Ford Focus 2011-2014

Can the Ford Focus capture the hearts and minds of hatchback buyers?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK