Last post on May 05, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima
#32 of 36 Re: 2013 Fusion now out in the open [new_yorker]
Apr 20, 2012 (8:26 am)
Yes, the hybrid MKZ will be available. The MKZ will have much more exclusive equipment than the Fusion in 2013 - electronically controlled suspension, push button gear selection, etc. I suspect a comparably equipped base MKZ will be about $6K more than a Titanium Fusion with the same engine but you'll get a lot more for that $6K than you do now.
And the only way to get a V6 is with the MKZ.
#33 of 36 2014 Fusion SHO
by j orb
May 04, 2012 (12:19 pm)
Would be great to see a SHO version with AWD, twin-turbo V6 and a 6 speed stick. Europe must have a petrol version that would drop right in.
#34 of 36 Re: 2014 Fusion SHO [j orb]
May 04, 2012 (12:35 pm)
Not yet but we know the 3.7L V6 fits since it's being offered in the MKZ. And if the rumor is true that the next Taurus will be built on a stretched version of the new platform then that means it was built to handle it.
Personally I think a 300 hp AWD 2.5L EB is more likely than the 3.5L but you never know.
#35 of 36 Re: 2014 Fusion SHO [j orb]
May 05, 2012 (9:45 am)
High POWER engines, FWD (F/awd SHO), and stick shifts only work well for race experienced drivers. Absent the engine being automatically derated in HP for low speed acceleration (as Cadillac did with FWD and the NorthStar engine) the majority of drivers would be headed for an early grave.
#36 of 36 Re: 2014 Fusion SHO [akirby]
May 05, 2012 (9:44 am)
"...300 hp AWD 2.5L EB...."
Only if the torque distribution under low speed acceleration, turning tightly, or acceleration into/through a turn, would result in something like a 20/80 F/R apportioning.
Even at that with a stick shift it had better be equipped with VW's new engine "up-rev" technique for safe downshifting.