2014 Ford Fusion ST

By Will M.

Simple idea: Take the beautiful 2013 Fusion, give it the AWD suspension and the flappy-paddle gearbox, then add the 2.0L Ecoboost I4, give it a turbocharger, and put it in the MIDDLE. Yeah! Take this mid-sized four-door dreamboat and turn it into a completely-bonkers two-door high-performance American sports car born on the road and destined for the track. Give Audi and BMW and Mercedes something to fear at Silverston or Laguna Seca.
Steve W 03/18/2014
Doubt they could package a 3.5L Eco into the engine bay but a 2.5L Eco would.  In the meantime, I'll just drive my 2010 Ford SE 6-speed manual until Ford comes out with a Fusion ST 4-door (2-door wouldn't make any sense since the Focus GT has that distinction).
Brian B 01/07/2014
Add the 3.5L ecoboost instead of the currently available 2.0L and you have my dream car.
S.O. 11/01/2013
awd - 6 Speed Manual - $35,000 
James P 07/24/2013
No way the mid-engine idea would be financially feasible.   But that shouldn't deter from the idea of a performance oriented Fusion.  Ford must be close to offering this soon if history is any indicator.  The Fusion line has a hole in it since the Sport option disappeared with the previous Fusion models. 
Jordan W 03/03/2013
Great idea. But it needs the 3.5 EcoBoost, AWD, and a Manual Transmission. A front drive, automatic does not a performance car make.
12/16/2012
Please, Ford, consider this.
12/16/2012
You, sir are amazing. Instead of a flappy-paddle gearbox, I would enjoy a close-ratio 6 speed manual. Keep the price under $35,000 and that would make the Fusion the perfect American sedan.
Monroe W 10/18/2012
You know you can already order a 2013 Fusion configured pretty much exactly like this, right? Get the SE or the Titanium with the 2.0 Eco Boost and it comes with paddle shifters. TADA! Fusion ST!
Jack E 09/28/2012
A mid-engined fusion. I call this idea as likely as a mid engine Mustang. Keep the ideas realistic. 4-door, 2.0 (or maybe 3.5) ecoboost engine with awd and available 6spd Man or DSG would be a great place to start.
Jesse F 08/13/2012
I'd be happy with the 3.5 Ecoboost V-6 from the SHO and a close ratio 6 speed Manual added as an option for the AWD Fusion. That would be a fun car to drive.
Wiw S 08/11/2012
I'm all for an AWD version! Rally car racers have been modding Focuses into AWD for over a decade.
James C 08/11/2012
Doesnt the 2.0 Ecoboost already have a turbo?
Parker B 08/09/2012
Or even with just a regular 6 speed manual gearbox also