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Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Fusion Sport

We've known for almost a year that Ford's EcoBoost line of turbocharged engines would proliferate through the Blue Oval's lineup, beginning with the 3.5-liter V6 and then moving downward in displacement to include turbocharged 2.0- and 1.4-liter inline fours. When the wraps came off the 2010 Ford Fusion in LA, we were disappointed that Ford hadn't announced the availability of the 2.0-liter turbo, with horsepower and torque output similar to the blown four-pot offered by GM (260 hp, 260 lb-ft). We would've been happy to see the turbo'd 1.4-liter that our own John McElroy had the chance to sample in May, but alas, nothing.

Now, the Detroit News reports that a four-cylinder EcoBoost is likely to be available in the Fusion sometime in 2010, but Ford spokesperson Said Deep says it's too early to speculate on displacements. Offering the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine in both the Fusion and possibly the next evolution of the Explorer would do wonders for Ford's CAFE ratings, but according to our own sources, don't expect the new mill to make it to market until 2011.



[Source: Detroit News]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know, but the design is still boring. What's up with that big front grill. It's nasty
        • 6 Years Ago
        I love that front grill, it isn't as imposing as the Flex or the current Fusion.
        If wasn't getting a Honda in 2010 I'd get that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      GM has an 'ecoboost' engine now.
      http://media.gm.com/us/powertrain/en/product_services/2009/HPT%20Library/Ecotec/2009%20LNF/2009_20L_LNF_HHR%20automatic.pdf
      Why the Malibu doesn't have this connected to the 6t45 is beyond me?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford spokesperson Said Deep says it's too early to speculate on displacements.

      There is a person named Said Deep? What a name to have.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amazing idea. Now, what's the point of the 3.0 L V6 or the 2.5 L N/A I4 with this baby around?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't mean to rush you Ford, but... today would be nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I WILL buy the Fusion SVT GT if they make it.

      Who knows if they will...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford is doing a good job of following in this case. The EcoTec 2.0 is a fantastic motor, every company would be smart to make something along those lines.

      To autoblog:
      Blown refers to a Roots blower, which is a supercharger. As such, mechanically driven supercharged cars are often called blown. Turbocharged cars are not called blown. You can call them boosted if you'd like to spice up your prose.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks better than every other sedan or truck so it's an improvement. This is the first Ford that I'd consider looking at since the SVT Contour. That's over 10 years...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Check out the interior first....I sat in the car at the auto show...the interior was a big let down.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm... I will take one in a Fiesta w/ a dual clutch gearbox.
        • 6 Years Ago
        same here, but give me a 6sp manual.

        my first thought when reading this was "gee, why don't they have a vehicle that I'd actually buy that I could get excited about them putting this in..." fusion and explorer? no thanks. Fiesta or Euro Focus ST with this little bad boy in it? definitely, sign me up now.

        hell, I'd settle for this going into the C30 with a bit of a decrease in price and weight.

        or maybe a Mazdaspeed2 perhaps?

        please? anything???
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can someone tell me whats the point of the 3.0 V6 or 3.5 Sport if the 2.0 Ecoboost is producing as much power as both of these engines? Also considering the stronger torque curve and lighter weight it will probably will be a good performer.


        • 6 Years Ago
        Some people (like me) abhor the sound of a turbo. A turbocharged 260hp doesn't drive as nice as a naturally aspirated 260hp.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Making the argument that the V6 drives better in an age where turbos have literally no lag is a poor one at best. Usually the same people who believe that also think changing your oil every 3K is still the right thing to do.

        It comes down to an ego thing. I guess wasting more fuel makes people feel better...I don't know?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Flashpoint:
        That's not a feature of twin turbo engines, that's a feature of high pressure turbo engines. That is, turbo engines where the turbo is designed to make max boost near the top of the rev range. This increases HP the most (since HP also peaks at the top of the rev range), but generally the turbos aren't quite as efficient at lower revs (air flows), although anti-lag systems like dual-entry can minimize this a bit.

        I drive a twin-turbo Audi and it's a low-pressure system, it makes full torque from 1800RPM to about 4,000RPM. It's not peaky at all. A similar torque curve is what has made the new BMW 135/335/535 engine so popular.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Twin Turbo Engines are peaky...they will produce their highest HP at a certain point. A TT usually is faster off the line than a heavier V6 but the V6 typically has more torque and will pull away easier in a straightline run.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The point of havin ghte 3.0 V6 and 3.5 V6 is that the Turbo engine isnt here yet. It wont be here until 2011. When it does arrive, expect to start seeing the V6 engines phased out. They will probably keep one of them as a mid level engine in the Fusion(probably the 3.0) however as they are cheaper and would get similar gas mileage(although make less power).
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 2.0 ecoboost isn't going to make as much power as the 3.5 V6.
        Ford still say 'estimated' 240hp for the 3.0 V6

        Like they said already 2.0 ecoboost replaces 3.0
        2.5 e.b. replaces 3.5/3.7 (if Ford goes this route)
        1.4/1.6 e.b. replace 2.5 naturally aspirated.
        • 6 Years Ago
        There is no such thing as a turbo with no lag. Lag has been minimized, but it's still there off the line.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know....I'm just not really impressed with the exterior design of the Fusion. Granted it is loads better than the Contour/Mystic (sp?) models, it just has that "dated" Ford design language. But anyhoo....

      The instrument cluster and center stack is a definite improvement over their plain, ho-hum designs of yore.

      I wish GM would adopt electroluminescent clusters for all their cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What an ugly car!! I would not buy that car even if the whole world economy would depend on it! Hell, I would even complain if I'd get that as a rental!
      Tell why should we give these morons in Detroit money to build such crap?!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't feed the trolls.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Goes to show how self absorbed you are!

        Wouldn't do it to save the world huh? Are you the Anti Christ? Do you feel nothing for people? That's not even auto industry related man! You're just a cold, cold person if that's your true stance. Think beyond the first step! Your ideology blinds what's important.
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