The Fuel-Efficient 2010 Ford Fusion

8 Sep

2010 ford fusion

The new series of 2010 Ford Fusion models – S, SE, SEL and Sport – offers a broad array of fuel-efficient powertrain options.

“Whatever the needs of our customer, we have a 2010 Fusion ready to deliver,” said Chief Nameplate Engineer J.D. Shanahan. “Our all-new lineup of engines and six-speed transmissions delivers power with unsurpassed fuel economy.”

The Fusion S features Ford’s all-new 2.5-liter Duratec I-4 engine, which produces 175 horsepower; the Fusion SE and SEL are available with the Duratec I-4 or the upgraded 3.0-liter V-6 Duratec engine producing 240 horsepower; and the Fusion Sport carries a 3.5-liter V-6 pumping out 263 horsepower.

All of the engines offered in the 2010 Ford Fusion line are mated to six-speed transmissions, helping increase fuel economy by 10 to 17 percent, depending on the size of the engine.

“Customers want it all – exhilarating performance, continuing fuel economy improvements and near-zero emissions – all for a price that offers great value,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Powertrain Product Development. “We intend to meet or exceed customers’ expectations as we migrate advanced technologies from shelf to showroom. The efficiency of the powerpacks that will now be available on the 2010 Fusion demonstrates that we are committed to class-leading fuel economy, no matter the segment.”

The Fusion powertrain packages incorporate other advanced technologies, including:

Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). Energy consumption of an EPAS system is typically less than 7 percent of a conventional hydraulic rack and pinion power steering system, contributing to less fuel consumption.

Adaptive Spark Ignition. This system can sense what type of fuel is being injected into the motor and communicates the information to the powertrain control module, which adjusts the spark accordingly.

Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shut-Off. When the driver releases the gas pedal to slow down, the system temporarily turns off the fuel. The flow of fuel resumes when the vehicle reaches a low speed or when the driver accelerates again.

Learn more about the 2010 Ford Fusion. Stop by Pomoco Smithfield today and take one for a test drive.

Source: Ford.com

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