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It looks like Ford recently provided some hands on training for its dealers with the 2017 model year Fusions. With it came some facts, figures, market comparisons, etc.

The source I will link below was trained by Ford Corporate. The presenter passes on the following information from FoMoCo:

  • the Fusion Sport is FASTER to 60mph than an automatic Mustang GT
  • the Fusion Sport is "tied" with an automatic Mustang GT to 100mph
If this holds true that is one fast family sedan.馃槀

Fast Forward to 8:58 to hear the Fusion Sport performance claims:
 

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Thanks for the video Bamm. I was leaning towards the GT or EBM but now, IDK.
The automatic GT is likely faster in the 1/4 mile and around a track (since FoMoCo didn't mention it). So depends on your priorities.

But with that said the same acceleration up to 100mph as a V8 muscle car for a family sedan is pretty crazy.
 

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This video is getting me very excited. The all wheel drive and 380 torque is going to have this car moving out quick from a standstill. 4.5 0-60 stock is no joke with more performance available from a simple tune.
 

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Sleeper is definitely what the fusion sport is. Nobody would ever expect it to have results like this or these specs just by looking at it.
 

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Although an MT with RWD sounds like alot of fun, the four doors and AWD would be much more practical for (rare) family outings and WI winters. I have owned two new SHO's in the past and the New Sport is kinda like an evolved SHO. Since they are halting production of the SHO, a Sport seems like the logical next step.
Manual will be fun but automatic is the way to go for performance. I plan on using it as a daily driver and having MT in busy bumper to bumper traffic can be a PITA. Rather have it automatic and then buy a weekend toy that's MT ;)
 

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Manual will be fun but automatic is the way to go for performance. I plan on using it as a daily driver and having MT in busy bumper to bumper traffic can be a PITA. Rather have it automatic and then buy a weekend toy that's MT ;)
I would disagree with auto = performance. At least in the current Ford world full of 6-speed autos (no DCTs, 7+ speed autos, etc.) the manual version is always faster than the automatic equipped model. When the 9 (FWD) and 10 (RWD) speed autos start showing up that will likely change.

Has anyone seen verification of these performance # claims
from any other source?
- Ray
TQ hungry . . .
Not possible. There are no 鈥17 Fusion Sports 鈥渋n the wild鈥. There have not even been any 鈥渇irst drive impression鈥-type reviews, never mind performance tests, for the Sport yet. This video is the first mention of performance numbers I have seen to date.

That's another thing... I'm readily awaiting dyno charts.. from several different sources
I am more interested in performance numbers. I am in the 鈥渉ow fast鈥 not the 鈥渉ow much鈥 crowd. From the standard car mag instrumented tests to owner鈥檚 taking their vehicles to the track.
 

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Dynos and time slips. For now, I'd be happy to see one in person. My dealer has one on order. Gotta see those wheels. I do have a near new set of 18" TSW Vales. Might put those on her or spring for 19" TSW Mechanicas.
The Mechanicas would look pretty darn nice, but I would need a bit of a meaty tire on there
 

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I will be shocked if it really does mid 4 seconds 0-60, but I will glady buy one if it does. I commute a long distance and need something comfortable and I am excited about the adaptive cruise control. If this thing is faster than a WRX I am all in.
 

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I will be shocked if it really does mid 4 seconds 0-60, but I will glady buy one if it does. I commute a long distance and need something comfortable and I am excited about the adaptive cruise control. If this thing is faster than a WRX I am all in.
The WRX goes 0-60 in ~5.0 sec and does the 1/4 mile in ~13.7 @ 101 mph. I think the Fusion Sport should easily tie that (or beat it) given that the 500+ lb. heavier Edge Sport with 10 less HP and 30 less TQ can hit the same marks in 5.6 sec and 14.2 @ 98 mph.

I think the one HUGE difference is how you get those numbers in the WRX vs. the Ford Sport duo. The WRX requires a highly abusive redline clutch dump. Skip the redline launch and you are not even getting close to those numbers.
 

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I think it'll beat it no problem.

245/40 on the other hand doesn't sound that bad.. maybe something with a slightly higher profile though... but something real sticky
 
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