2013 Fusion ST
Ford, you already have the parts. Put them together! Engine-3.7L V6 from Mustang (315hp) or V6 Ecoboost (365hp) twin clutch with paddles that work (SHO's paddles are garbage and stop with the stupid rocker switch) or Getrag 6spd manual, AWD from Fusion Sport, Recaro seats from Focus ST, Brakes from SHO, and don't forget to give it to Jost Capito for a few months of obedience class. This gives us a great car and it saves you money. Give us a halo car for the Fusion line and allow us to take on the Germans.
By: Aaron E.
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23 COMMENTS ON THIS IDEA
William W Why Ford is taking so long to offer a performance version of the Fusion is a real mystery.  Even the new Chrysler 200 will be offered with a 295 HP Pentastar V6.  It is the only thing stopping me from buying one.  I owned a Contour SVT and it was a blast to drive.  A 3.5 Fusion would be a magnificent car.
6 months(s) ago via
Brian B This would be spectacular.  I would buy one in a heartbeat.  A nice dual clutch paddleshift would rock, as would a manual.  Likely more marketshare for the auto though!  Would love to see it with the 3.5L ecoboost!
6 months(s) ago via
oaxa Nice recommendation Are you listening Ford? I'd buy it.
6 months(s) ago via
Dirtleg As I just had a Fusion SE with the 2.0 EB as a rental this week and thoroughly enjoyed it I decided to seriously look at purchasing one. Definitely AWD. So by all means put the corporate parts in place and make the world beater of a car that it could be. 3.5 EB, AWD, 6 speed manual. Let us know when you start taking orders for them.
1 year(s) ago via
Zach P Amazing Idea, but I think Ford should wait and put the new upcoming 2.3l ecoboost in the Fusion ST
1 year(s) ago via
ArchitectMike Past owner of a V6 Contour SE, a V6 Fusion ST is the only model that'll keep me from (another) new V6 Accord.
1 year(s) ago via
Ford G This topic has been waiting so long to be address i can barely stand it. If i didn't work at Ford...i threaten them with a "lost customer here", but sigh...still waiting....
1 year(s) ago via
Tom Ford needs to do something to get market share from the German auto companies in the US. There is no reason why a Fusion ST shouldn't be able to compete with a 3 series or the S series(Audi). Even Mercedes is rising to the occasion with sportier sedans. The Taurus has an image problem as it is a big and tall car and the Focus is just too small for the "I made it crowd." A 300+ hp Fusion with a great ride will bring out the masses.
1 year(s) ago via
Dustin L Offering the fusion with the 3.5 EB would make the little car a monster, and fast enough to make most mustangs sweat, but it would still be a car that can at the same time be very expecting. I agree give us a car to take on the Germans with you made it beautiful with a bit of a resemblance to an Aston Martin so give it some go too. Anyone who has driven a fusion/mondeo has loved it so please give us a ST with a V6 no I4s, so I can watch the Top Gear guys do donuts on their track.
1 year(s) ago via
Monroe W Wouldn't it be nice if we could buy a Fusion that outperforms the Taurus SHO and the Focus ST? They're so close, yet so far away!
1 year(s) ago via
Casey C Please for the love of all that is good and holy, DO NOT put "flappy paddles" on any future ST products. In fact, please make a manual transmission an option on the Taurus SHO.
1 year(s) ago via
Fox They wouldn't do it because it would canibalize two of their cars. Take this and that from the SHO and take this and that from the Focus. Then what's the reason to buy either of those other two cars? Might as well discontinue the two top trims on both the Taurus and the Focus then.
1 year(s) ago via
Matt T PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this happen!! I love my 06 Focus Se, but I REALLY wish I had an option for AWD Turbo Sedan without having to go to an Asian or European car...
1 year(s) ago via
Kelly R Or, if Ford wants to stay "green", what about using the 2.3 liter ecoboost from the rumored new Focus RS?
1 year(s) ago via
Joey Great idea, it needs to have a 6 speed manual for sure. Maybe paired with the current 3.5 liter V6 putting out 288 hp. I currently own the 2010 Fusion Sport withthe 263 hp 3.5 liter V6 and it scoots. I can only imagine what it would do with a 6 speed manual and updated 3.5 liter.
2 year(s) ago via
Nolan M I agree, there aren't enough good looking sedans with a manual trans that aren't rear drive
2 year(s) ago via
Roberto p. good idea, but it's not going to happen. Ford is more interested in pleasing the green crowd. If you want an AWD vehicle with manual trans and all the goodies imports is the only option.
2 year(s) ago via
Craig G I have always been a Ford guy, but more for tucks. After returning from Afghansistan and have to sell my 2004 F-150 because of fuel prices I ended up with a 2003 BMW. I would love to be in a Ford again and a High outpu version of this fusion that has a manual trans would be the perfect fit for me!!! Love It
2 year(s) ago via
Craig G I have always been a Ford guy, but more for tucks. After returning from Afghansistan and have to sell my 2004 F-150 because of fuel prices I ended up with a 2003 BMW. I would love to be in a Ford again and a High outpu version of this fusion that has a manual trans would be the perfect fit for me!!! Love It
2 year(s) ago via
Daniel R Such a good idea. I wouldnt even care if they put a higher output version of the Turbo 4, just throw in goodies from the SHO and Focus ST and make sure to have a 6spd manual. Lines up perfect with the Buick regal gs. Please do this Ford not all of us want itty bitty focuses
2 year(s) ago via
Antonio Cantine love it, why is ford scared? I know the recession set things back but all they have to due is beef a model of car they already have.
2 year(s) ago via
David King Love this idea! Its smart and money savvy. FORD DO IT!!!!
2 year(s) ago via
Scott Greer Great idea. Let's keep as much performance here in America.
2 year(s) ago via
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