But only if you’re in North America. Ford is now offering a winter tire and wheel option for Focus RS customers and it includes a set of Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tires with 18-inch silver-painted wheels. The winter kit will also come with tire pressure monitoring sensors and center caps. The dealership/factory will have your tires mounted and balanced, ready for some snow shredding.
According to the Ford press release, this package was developed for demanding customers who wants optimal performance in winter conditions. They could have slapped on any set of tires since there isn’t a standard for winter-only performance testing but Ford came up with their own test. To overcome any reservations regarding the validity of their tests, those wheels were tested in extreme winter conditions found in Northern Michigan and Sweden. Several high-performance setups were tested in the bitter cold and snow in order to find the perfect set and the winner was the 225/40R18 Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 paired with a 18x7.5-inch wheel.
North Americans can get this optional package for $1,995, all you’ll need to do is check off the RS Winter Tire and Wheel Package box under Exterior Packages. As for those of you in Canada, the package comes standard.