Loder1899 Tunes the All-new Ford Focus Hatch
Thankfully, the German aftermarket specialists at Loder1899 have done a good job with it considering there should be no specialist parts available for it. Basically, the company dripped the new compact hatchback with numerous carbon-fiber elements such as the front spoiler lip, matching side skirts installed on the door sills and an RS-style rear apron with an integrated air diffuser.
Other changes include the headlight covers that the company calls “evil eyes”, which are a good idea from a distance but are a bit disappointing when you get up close and personal.
The lower part of the front bumper features LED daytime running lights, which are really cool, and fog lights wrapped in chrome. A wide range of alloy wheels in sizes from 18- to 20-inches models round off the exterior package.
Loder1899 didn’t stop with the cosmetics, as they’ve upgraded the power and torque output of the diesel-powered 2.0-liter TDCi engine. By boosting turbo pressure and adding a new exhaust, the tuner raised output from 163 hp to 195 hp, and peak torque from 340 Nm (250 lb-ft) to 395 Nm (291 lb-ft).
After the mods, the tuner says the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) spring is easily dealt with in 8.4 seconds, 0.2 seconds faster than the factory version. Top speed also increased by 2 km/h to 220 km/h (136.7 mph).
Loder1899 gives you the option of buying the parts separately, or the whole car for €27,695 in Germany.
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