Offering 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque from its 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine, Ford maintains that the Fusion Sport provides German sedan owners with more than enough reasons to “change their lederhosen.”
The Fusion Sport produces the most horsepower of any midsize car in its class and more torque than the premium-priced Porsche 911 Carrera S, Mercedes-Benz E400 3.0L Turbo and Audi A6 3.0TFSI.
Ford says that demand for the Sport versions of its vehicles has been significant, with a sizable percentage of Explorer and Edge Sport buyers coming over from luxury brands.
In a statement, Wade Jackson, Ford’s marketing manager for the Fusion says “It’s not just Fusion buyers who want something hotter. Owners of other midsize sedans, along with our own dealers, ask repeatedly.”
Starting at $34,350, the Fusion Sport will be available this summer and will include all-wheel drive standard. The sedan offers an estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg for city driving and 26 mpg on the highway.