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Safety & Security

A high-performing car needs high levels of safety. Which is why the Focus RS features an impressive array of advanced features designed to help protect you and your passengers.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current UK specifications.

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Coordinated safety systems activate in a split-second

The Focus RS is equipped with an advanced Intelligent Protection System (IPS), which coordinates a series of safety systems to offer maximum protection for you and your passengers.

Advanced systems for more controlled braking

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution combine to ensure that your braking is more controlled.

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Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers

Serious stopping power

Equipped with 350mm ventilated front discs and aluminium, Brembo four-piston monoblock calipers, the Focus RS incorporates the most powerful braking system ever fitted to an RS model. Clever design maximises brake cooling helping to avoid fade, even under heavy track use. And the front discs also feature ventilation fins for enhanced cooling.

An early warning if a tyre is going flat

If any of your tyres starts to lose pressure during your journey, the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System warns you immediately if there’s a puncture by lighting up an icon on the instrument panel.

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To help avoid low speed collisions

The innovative Active City Stop helps the driver avoid a collision in slow-moving traffic or at speeds up to 30mph. It does this by continually measuring the distance to the vehicle in front when it is within a near range. If the system detects the vehicle in front has unexpectedly reduced speed, it automatically applies the brakes.

Protecting and securing your car from thieves

A Thatcham Category 1 alarm is a sophisticated system that automatically arms itself when you double-lock the vehicle and will sound a powerful alarm if triggered by forced entry, the vehicle being lifted, or if the motion sensors pick up any movement inside. The technology is also designed to help prevent unwanted towing of the vehicle. It's possible to arm the system in different ways, which means you can choose to monitor the doors, bonnet and boot.

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