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All-New 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Features Drive-Enhancing Sport Mode

Posted at Wed, Sep 28, 2016 1:43 PM

What Does the Ford Fusion V6 Sport Mode Do?

If you pay close attention to Ford news, you'll know that the all-new 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport is a powerful and exhilarating sedan model. You might have also learned that the model is capable of enhancing its driving experience at the touch of a button thanks to a sport mode. But what does the Ford Fusion V6 sport mode do actually? That's what we'll explain here.

2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport Engine and Performance Specs

But first, let's look at what the Fusion V6 Sport can do even without the sport mode activated. For one, it comes equipped with a 325-horsepower engine capable of producing up to 380 lb-ft of torque when using 93 octane fuel. This is the most power and torque in the vehicle's class. This power comes from a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. The model also features adaptive suspension and paddle shifters, things you don't typically find on a midsize sedan. This makes the Fusion V6 Sport a highly unique addition to the segment.

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Benefits of the 2017 Fusion V6 Sport Mode

So, with all of that power and the ability to shift gears manually using paddle shifters, why would you need a sport mode. Well, the sport mode button incorporated in this vehicle delivers a number of benefits. All you have to do is press a button. Benefits of the 2017 Fusion V6 Sport Mode In general, sport mode makes driving adjustments to several key areas such as steering, suspension and handling. For example, when sport mode is activated, the stiffness of the continuously controlled damper is increased to enhance the car's responsiveness while cornering. It also delivers a different electric power-assisted steering tuning for a more intuitive driving feel. Engine output is also affected with electronic throttle programming engineered for a more responsive feel. This power is then delivered with some transmission adjustments in sport mode, causing the transmission to select lower gears to provide more of the available torque while also holding gears through turns. Last, but certainly not least, is the change to the cabin noise. When you're doing spirited driving, you'll want to hear the car just as much as you feel it, which is why sport mode tunes in-cabin noise cancellation so you can better hear the engine note.

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So, what does the Ford Fusion V6 sport mode do? Well, it delivers a thrilling driving experience that you'll have a hard time finding anywhere else in the segment. At least that's our take, but to experience it for yourself, contact us at Wade Ford to learn more about the model's availability for a test drive.
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