7 Ways Sport Mode Revitalizes the Ford Fusion V6

Fusion V6 Sport is the most powerful midsize family sedan in its class, bringing attributes more commonly found in sports cars than midsize sedans like adaptive suspension and fully-enabled paddle shifters. Its 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine produces a staggering 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, and yes, there are styling upgrades inside and out. But perhaps the most exciting feature is that the demeanour of Fusion V6 Sport transforms with the simple touch of a button.

The sport mode button lives at the centre of the car’s all-new rotary gear shift dial. Pushing it enables seven dramatic changes that result in maximum performance.

Here’s a rundown of the seven ways in which Ford Fusion V6 Sport transforms into an all-out sports sedan:

1.Handling

Handling Increases stiffness of the continuously controlled dampers compared to the regular tuning and adds damping under spirited cornering to enhance vehicle responsiveness and minimize body motion.

2.Powertrain sound

In-cabin noise cancellation is tuned to provide an entertaining in-cabin engine note.

3.Steering

Unique tuning for electric power-assisted steering provides clean, intuitive feel for matching enhanced vehicle response.

4.Transmission

Aggressive transmission programming selects lower gears resulting in higher available torque and responsiveness. Gears are held through turns to maximize cornering performance. Downshifts with braking are rev-matched for smoothness and increased engine braking; when stepping off the accelerator, the gear is held to maximize engine braking performance.

5.Engine

Electronic throttle programming revised for a more responsive feel.

6.Paddle shifters

Shifters behind steering wheel become fully enabled – allowing for complete control of transmission for spirited driving.

7.Cluster

Sport mode icon appears in the cluster.Fusion Sport Mode

Source: Ford

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