Last post on May 05, 2012 at 10:44 AM
You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
What is this discussion about?
Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima
#34 of 36 Re: 2014 Fusion SHO [j orb]
May 04, 2012 (1:35 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 (10:45 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 (10:44 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.