• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

Is The Ford Fusion V6 Sport A Match For The BMW 340i?

Sponsored Links

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.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Aaron Brzozowski

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

Sponsored Links

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

‘Roadshow’ Offers A Quick Take On The 2018 Ford F-150: Video

Ford Settles Racial And Sexual Harassment Case For $10.1 Million