For those living in the States, it’s clear that Ford’s European Fusion has nothing in common with the US market mid-size sedan other than that they share the same name. For those residing across the pond, it’s also obvious that no type of magic can hide the fact that time has taken its toll on the (previous-generation) Fiesta-based small crossover and that Ford should hurry in its replacement. Even so, FoMoCo believes that it can attract buyers with the presentation of the special edition ‘Black Magic’ that will be produced in a limited run of 600 units.
As with the Black Magic Focus and C-Max, the special Fusion is offered only in a Panther Black Metallic exterior color. The package includes a set of 16-inch alloy wheels finished in black and shod in 195/55 R 16 tires, tinted side and rear windows, all-around protective plastic moldings and a discreet roof spoiler.
The interior is swathed in a combination of black leather and alcantara complimented by decorative matte silver trim and specific floor mats with silver lining. The Black Magic Fusion also an upgraded audio system with controls integrated on the steering wheel stalks, central locking with remote control and air conditioning.
The special edition Fusion will be offered in Germany with a choice of two Duratec engines, a 1.25-liter with 75HP and a 1.4-liter that makes 80HP with prices set at €17,090 and €17,575 respectively.