The ST and RS models, are specially tuned Ford vehicles, for fans that love high performance. Back in 2014 year, when the plan about these cars announced, company had another development goal – to launch 12 new cars before 2020, and it started next year with Ford Focus ST. After few more models, the time has come for Fusion. This sedan should be confirmed yet, but we are sure we will see it as 2017 Ford Fusion ST. Mid-size sedan was spotted in streets, and that is the main clue that we could expect it soon.
2017 Ford Fusion ST engine
New 2017 Ford Fusion ST is going to get propelled from 4-banger, but we cannot exclude V6 units. Ford’s EcoBoost engines are excellent, so Fusion ST could get one of these. Favorite is 2.7-l drivetrain, used by some other cars in same family. If V6 happens, output will be around 330 hp, while numbers of 4-cylinder unit are unknown. A 2.3-l powertrain, used by Mustang could be borrowed. With V6, sedan will be able to reach 60 mph in about 6 seconds. Any engine is going to be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while manual won’t be an option. Same is with all-wheel drive, since that should be only type of drive system.
2017 Ford Fusion ST redesign
Tuned version of the Fusion will be revisited both outside and inside. Exterior could be predictable, since test cars are spotted. Although heavy camouflage has covered a lot of the body, it is obvious that lines are different. Spy photos are showing quad tips for exhaust system, bigger rear bumper and 19-inch wheels painted in black. Other differences are on brake rotors, calipers and some other aerodynamic features. Spoiler should be added on the rear end. Inside, 2017 Ford Fusion ST will have most of the accessories that could be found in regular model. Nevertheless, dashboard is changed, and sportier instrument cluster with sportier steering wheel will make 2017 Ford Fusion ST more attractive.
2017 Ford Fusion ST price
If there are similarities in name and some features with basic Fusion, do not expect same price for tuned model. This could be taken as different car, and price of the 2017 Ford Fusion ST is significantly higher, probably around $30,000.