2014 Ford Fusion to Gain 3-Cylinder Engine Option

2014 Ford Fusion to Gain 3-Cylinder Engine Option

Looking to take back the fuel economy crown from the Nissan Altima, Ford will launch a 3-cylinder version of its Fusion mid-size sedan this year.

AutoGuide forum community FordInsideNews, has obtained an internal Ford document detailing plans to launch a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine in its mid-size sedan.

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Currently Ford offers a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder Ecoboost engine in the Fiesta making a surprisingly solid 123 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. This engine, however, will be 50 percent larger, totaling 1.5-liters. Mated to a turbocharger it should deliver closer to 150 hp or more.

Ford’s most fuel efficient Fusion on offer at the moment is an EcoBoost 1.6-liter 4-cylinder making 178 hp and achieving 25 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. This new 3-cylinder will likely push the Fusion past the Altima’s segment-best 38 mpg highway rating.

Ford will continue to offer the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine, though it will be available exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission and will no longer offer start-stop technology. The 1.5-liter 3-cylinder EcoBoost will then get start-stop and be available only with a 6-speed automatic.

In addition to this fifth engine choice for the Fusion, Ford will offer a new base “S” model for the Fusion Hybrid, decontenting the car and offering it for a lower starting price.

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  • NotAFool,Ford

    Barf.  Fuel economy sticker number hunting again without any regard for what real world economy will be.  Small-displacement turbo with auto only?  That’ll be a joke.  Just like how the 1.0L 3-cylinder in the focus has not been well-received, this too, shall fail.

  • Chavitz1

    boh gm and Ford are rubbish cars, made of cheap materials and poor workmanship. Besides, US government agency protect them in  a way to delay any recalls or simply avoid recalls at the expense of thier cars owners’ safety. Yes,  they have something good at, that is, tricky marketing of lying about everything they can.