Ford’s performance-focused Fusion Sport is now available for order.
Paying the sticker price of $34,350 will give you access to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which pumps out 325 HP and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque, making it 3 HP and 18 lb-ft (24 Nm) more powerful than a BMW 340i. The unit is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive is also part of the package.
Realistically speaking, the Fusion Sport may not match its Bavarian-made competitor in all chapters, but if straight-line acceleration is what tickles your fancy, then you can consider it a bargain, since it’s almost $13,500 cheaper than the equivalent 340i xDrive.
Standard items include the continuously controlled damping and pothole mitigation tech, rear decklid spoiler, 19-inch wheels painted in Tarnished Dark and four exhaust pipes, while inside, it benefits from manual climate control, power front seats with heating function, wrapped in suede and leather, Ford SYNC, SiriusXM radio and the brand’s Intelligent Access with Remote Start.
Start ticking the options list with adaptive cruise control, navigation system, vented seats and dual-zone climate control and you will eventually pay close to $40,000. You can also have the Sport Upgrade Package, for a premium $2,000, Driver Assist Package for $1,625, Active Park Assist, which costs $995 and Power Moonroof and Universal Garage Door Opener, setting you back for an extra $1,095.