The team over at the FordInsideNews seems to have laid it both hands on the new Blue Oval’s 2014 Order Form. In the other guide, it’s said that the new 2014 model year Fusion will attain a sixth-engine intended for the North American market in the guise of the Ford’s brand-new 1.5 liter turbocharged 3-cylinder EcoBoost petrol unit that is said to be launched on the sedan’s Chinese-market sibling, the stunning Mondeo, last week.
Unfortunately, no any output numbers were stated intended for the North America model. But, in China, Ford is said that the engine is purposed to generate 177hp or 132 kW at 6,000 rpm and also peak torque of 177 lb-ft or 240Nm from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm.
Recently, the Fusion is obtainable with the following petrol engines in U.S.A: a powerful 175hp 2.5-liter inline-four, a powerful 178hp 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four (EcoBoost), a powerful 240hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four (EcoBoost), and also a powerful 141hp 2.0-liter hybrid powerplant in both plug-in (Energi) variant and regular (Hybrid) variant. So, why would Ford wish to have three dissimilar engines generated roughly the similar output at 175-178hp?
And the answer is the powerful 1.5-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost will be obtainable with an automatic transmission and also Stop-Start. Meanwhile, the powerful 1.6-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost will stop both the auto gearbox and also the Start-Stop system and be presented only with a nice manual transmission.
The other important changes stated in the order guide contain the present of two new colors named Dark Side and Sunset, while removing the Bordeaux Reserve and also the Gingerale shades, and the addition of a latest interior package and the “Rid Brick” premium leather options.