The Ford Fusion V6 Sport, which is a brand-new model for 2017, looks plenty appealing on paper. It has up to 325 horses to its name, along with 380 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of a twin-turbocharged, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. It also has all-wheel drive, Continuously-Controlled Damping, and some of the best sound-deadening the Blue Oval has ever fitted to a production car.
In short, it presents itself as a homegrown competitor to some of Germany’s finest steel, with enough performance and comfort to potentially woo lukewarm BMW and Mercedes customers.
But can the 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport hold its own against, say, the BMW 340i? That car also has a turbocharged six-cylinder – albeit an inline engine displacing 3.0 liters – and offers up only slightly less power with a factory-claimed 320 hp. Like the Ford Fusion V6 Sport, the 340i can also be had with AWD, in the form of BMW’s xDrive system.
To answer the question, the guys at The Fast Lane Car gathered up a 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport and a BMW 340i xDrive, headed to the track, and got out their stopwatches. You can see the results for yourself above.