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You are in the Ford Five Hundred/Mercury Montego
What is this discussion about?
Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Sedan
Jun 25, 2004 (7:07 am)
Since 2003 Fords been designing a new 3.5L V6 Duratech thats to be used on the Freestyle and Five hundred. They're also going to be using a V8 engine in 2006. If the 3.5L V6 is developed in time for the release of the five hundred which is schelduled for the late 3Q , early 4Q part of 2004 then it will be released with the Five Hundred and Freestyle. There will be a CVT transmission, a 6-speed automatic, a manual, a 3.0L V6 Duratech (200HP), a 3.5L V6 Duratech (?HP), also AWD is avaliable.
Jun 25, 2004 (11:19 am)
And supposedly what V8 is it you say they will be using?
Manual version? I haven't seen any paperwork related to manuals in the future.
Jun 25, 2004 (12:08 pm)
Maybe he means each 500 will be accompanied with a genuine operators manual!
I've heard nothing about anything being available at product launch for 500 and Freestyle except the 3.0 Duratech. If the 3.5 is available at product launch, then Ford is keeping a tight lid on the information.
Jun 25, 2004 (2:40 pm)
And from what I have seen, it's not in the cards even this year, as much as they try.
#888 of 3623 only the Duratec 30 is in the Order Guide
Jun 25, 2004 (2:54 pm)
there is only one engine choice listed in the Order Guide.
the Duratec 30. 203 hp, 207 lbft of torque.
Interesting is that the final drive figure on the cars with the 6-speed auto is 3.46 with the CVT final drive at 4.98 for the FWD and 5.19 for the AWD!!!
Also interested is that the AWD will have standard auto leveling shocks... These are hydraulic shocks from Sachs that will use rebound energy to pump-up the shock level under load....NEAT!
#889 of 3623 Manuals............
Jun 25, 2004 (5:10 pm)
Thanks to some of you that understood what I meant when I used "manuals" in one of my posts. Maybe the proper term would have been brochures. If I wanted to find out something about "manual transmissions", I would have said so. There is plenty of speculation going on concerning these new models. Dave2222, thanks for a new view about the 3.5. Could someone explain what Post #888 is talking about when he described the different gear ratios? I'm a little unsure of what all those numbers mean. Thanks....JJ
#892 of 3623 Excitement....
Jun 28, 2004 (2:50 pm)
Today I received a large envelope from Mercury. I was sure it was the BROCHURE I had requested weeks ago. I was all set to see what they were offering as far as options, etc., as well as some pictures of the new Montego. All it was was a drawing of the concept Montego, a letter, and a new site to go to to check out the car. It's...rediscovermercury.com. I went to the site and there is nothing really new. I checked back on the Australian Fords again. I'm still blown away by the cars they have there. They would destroy whatever is being sold in the U.S.A.
Jun 28, 2004 (3:00 pm)
That should have been one on a ringed brochured, displaying people "peeking" at "something new from Mercury".
And the site included, is really the only preview site for the Montego and Mariner. It's just something to keep your interest going.