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    2017 Ford Fusion Sport Packs 325 Horsepower for $34,350*

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      Plus 380 Pound-Feet of Torque*


    When Ford provided the details of the 2017 Fusion lineup earlier this year, the one model that caused our eyes to widen was the Fusion Sport. Packing a twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost V6, the Sport would have 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Well, Ford has announced the final power figures for the Sport and our eyes are even wider.

     

    The Sport will still have 325 horsepower coming from the V6. But torque has been increased to 380 pound-feet. No, that isn't a misprint. Not only does the Sport blow everyone out of the midsize sedan class in terms of power, it also gives the likes of the BMW 340i a run for its money (320 horsepower, 330 pound-feet of torque). This is paired with a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

     

    There is a catch. The only way to get that magical 380 pound-feet is to fill up 93 octane gas. Fill up with anything lower, and the torque figure drops to 350. Another downside is fuel economy. EPA says the Fusion Sport will return 17 City/26 Highway.

     

    Ford also revealed pricing for the 2017 Fusion Sport. When it arrives at dealers towards the end of summer, the Sport will carry a pricetag of $34,350 (includes a $875.00 destination charge).

     

    Source: Ford

     

    Press Release is on Page 2



    NEW FORD FUSION SPORT GIVES OWNERS OF GERMAN SEDANS 380 REASONS TO CHANGE THEIR LEDERHOSEN

    • Following success with Explorer Sport and Edge Sport, Ford seeks to woo performance car buyers – including those considering Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz – with all-new Fusion V6 Sport
    • 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport will offer class-demolishing 380 lb.-ft. of torque from 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine, along with 325 horsepower
    • Premium sports sedan comes with standard all-wheel drive

     

    DEARBORN, Mich., June 9, 2016 – Ford is adding serious EcoBoost® muscle to its Fusion sedan in an all-out assault on more expensive German sport sedans.

     

    Following on the success of Explorer Sport, which has seen one in five buyers come over from recent Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz experiences, Ford has its eyes not only on owners of V6-equipped Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords, but some other distinguished German models that command a five-figure premium over the 2017 Fusion Sport.

     

    Since the newest-generation Fusion launched in 2012, midsize car buyers have been asking for a performance version, says Wade Jackson, Ford Fusion marketing manager.

     

    “It’s not just Fusion buyers who want something hotter,” Jackson says. “Owners of other midsize sedans, along with our own dealers, ask repeatedly. So buyers get a 2.7-liter EcoBoost that makes 325 horsepower and a more impressive 380 pound-feet of torque.”

     

    These consumers also crave a car that’s much more distinctive inside and out, Jackson explains. “Cross-shoppers will be shocked by the bang for the buck our new Fusion Sport delivers,” he says.

     

    Peak torque of 380 lb.-ft. from a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® engine makes Fusion Sport stouter than established performance sedans like BMW 535i, Audi A6 3.0T and Mercedes-Benz E400. Ford Fusion Sport torque rating is achieved with 93-octane fuel.

     

    Ford has reason to be confident with its newest sport-minded offering. While Explorer sales rose 24 percent from 2013 to 2015, Explorer Sport jumped 103 percent. Edge sales were close to flat over that same period – mostly due to model changeover – but Edge Sport jumped 62 percent.

     

    For discerning sport sedan buyers seeking the ultimate in braking and handling performance, a summer-only tire package will be available as well.

     

    The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport starts at a very un-German sports sedan price of $33,475, and that’s with all-wheel drive as a standard feature.

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    So REAL WORLD driving I would expect about 15 MPG on average for this turbo monster. I am sure it will be a blast to drive, but I expect people to complain about the gas mileage. Plus who has 93 octane? Washington state you only have 87 regular, 89 mid and 91 premium.

     

    Even doing a search online you see people asking where to find this and not much options other than the race tracks with 104 octane option at $9.25 per gallon right now. I will say that I have mixed in 16 gallons of premium with 4 gallons of 104 here for what I believe my math tells me would equal 93 and the Trailblazer loved it. But then that pocket rocket has an adaptive ECU to adjust to the higher octane.

     

    Anyone know if GM limits their adaptive ECU's?

     

    I have to assume based on what Bill wrote here that this Ford Rocket Sedan has adaptive ECU so I wonder if you use higher octane what power output would be or would it just be a waste due to limits put in place by Ford?

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    I have 93 at a few stations in my town(of only 10,000 people) and any Shell station in the area for sure. 

     

    I would assume they limit the ECU/car to a certain octane. You can't just dump 110 octane in and expect another 50hp jump w/o a tune for 110. 

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    Most of Costco's premium is 93.  Almost all Sunocos have 93.

    This must be a washington thing as I went to Costco Q&A section for the gas stations and they have lots of good info, but they do quote that the bulk of their costcos use 87 regular and 91 premium.

     

    http://www.costco.com/gasoline-q-and-a.html

     

    Q: What products do you sell?
    A: Regular Unleaded (typically 87 octane) and Premium Unleaded (typically 91 octane). Octane requirements can vary by state.

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    Hmm.. maybe I'm wrong. I know my closest Costco, the one I use for almost all of my fill-ups, has 93 because that's what I put in the Oldsmobile.

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    Really? I guess because I just grew up around it I never thought twice about the accessibility of 93. I just assumed it was basically everywhere.

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    Really? I guess because I just grew up around it I never thought twice about the accessibility of 93. I just assumed it was basically everywhere.

     

    yeah, I'm the same way. 

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    Really? I guess because I just grew up around it I never thought twice about the accessibility of 93. I just assumed it was basically everywhere.

     

    yeah, I'm the same way. 

     

    Me too...In Quebec of all places...

    Petro-Canada is 94 Octane...and ALL the Petro-Canada gas stations Ive ever been to in Montreal all have it!!!

    But then again...some say that Petro-Canada's 94 Octane is actually 91 Octane gasoline with additives and boosters added in....

     

    Premium is recommended in my 2012 Acura TL Sh-AWD....

    I think my owner's manual mentions I could fill her up on 87 Octane...I dont remember. 

    Ive never done it, nor have I ever put 94 Octane in her either...

     

    About the Fusion 2.7 ecoboosted Sport...

     

    WOW!!!

    380 ft/lbs torque (on 93 Octane)

    350 ft/lbs torque on whatever fuel is recommended...

     

    Are we really miffed about the 30 ft/lbs difference because of octane rating?

    We are missing the fact that this beast is still a HEFTY 350 ft/lbs MINIMUM!!!

     

    My aforementioned 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD is a paltry 275 ft/lbs....

    But then again...had the same 30 ft/lbs been added to my Acura and I wouldnt be complaining...

    But then again, 350 ft/lbs is still MORE than the imaginary 300 ft/lbs....

     

    I LOVE my 2012 Acura....so I wouldnt be trading the TL for the Fusion Sport anytime soon...but...

    The Tesla Model 3 and the Fusion Sport look like possible replacements in about 3-5 years from now!  If the Fusion Sport is still offered by then....and those options are looking at the future in 2016....m

    By 2019-2021....maybe other more interesting options might become available to me...

    Just to say....if I was in the market for a new car as of now...the 2017 Ford Fusion 2.7 liter ecoboost Sport  would be the one that I would buy!

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    I think every gas station in Pittsburgh has 93 octane, that is what I use, I never saw a station without it.

    In Germany 91 octane is their regular and it goes up to like 97 or 98, that is why the German cars have the 91 octane minimum, they are just made for their home fuel.

    Problem with the Fusion sport (which should be an SHO) is that the power goes to the wrong wheels. Somehow this car will be slower than a 340i or Q50 with less power.

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    It's the same rating for torque as the Lincoln MKX - which again is rated for FE on regular but performance on premium.

     

    I know using lower octane fuel retards ignition timing...but why would that deliver better FE? Wouldn't the better fuel be, well, better fuel, so more powa, less foot on gas pedal?

     

    And it's got AWD standard. It does not have mechanical torque vectoring - it used brake torque vectoring. However, Ford's AWD system is standard. I've heard it's much more willing to send power rear than competing mass-market awd systems.

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    Been saying this since they announced the sport:

    "...But it's also going to cause problems for Ford. After all, when you can snag a 325-hp, 380 lb-ft Fusion for under $35,000, is there really an incentive to buy the all-wheel-drive, 400-horsepower Lincoln MKZ for $43,575? We'd argue not really"

     

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/09/2017-ford-fusion-sport-380-lb-ft/

    Ive also said that countless of times too...

     

    Over at MT when the discussions were about what if Ford offered a V6 in the Fusion and in here...

     

    I dont know about anybody else...but Id rather the Fusion Sport over ANY Lincoln Sedan....with the exception of the Continental....maybe...

    Id have to see the Conti in person to make that decision...

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    That's not the only Lincoln vehicle they sell. This is heated competition for any premium compact luxury sedan. So yes, perhaps Lincoln doesn't have the performance chops of the Ford brand...but is anyone really expecting performance cars from Lincoln to go against the German 3 and Cadillac. Not really.

     

    Especially when the Ford GT...a mid engine supercar is being revived very soon?

     

    Where's Buick? Where's Acura? Where is even Toyota-Lexus compared to something like this? Probably nowhere, and Acura has a new mid-engine supercar of their own, Buick doesn't have a performance flagship - but that's not Buick is about anyways.  

     

    Lincoln is still building themselves, they don't have the pieces at all right now, the only vehicles that seem to work are crossovers. If this increases sedan sales for Ford, it'll be miracle in this auto industry climate.

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    The Lincoln MKZ interior should make it work the $8,000 price premium.  Key word there is "should."  But I don't think the MKZ interior is anything to write home about and it probably drives like a Ford, so it probably isn't worth the extra money, but that is the problem with Lincoln's strategy.  The cars should be way better than Ford, but they aren't.

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    @SUAVE

    I doubt this Fusion Sport will reverse sales trends for sedans...

    CUV sales are really really hot...sedan sales are not

    CUVs are not exactly enthusiast machines...

    The Fusion Sport seems to be...

    There is a disconnect there somewhere...

     

    About Acura and Buick and Lincoln...

    Well, all 3 are fighting for the same market niche dominance...

    Acura is the only one with a bonafide halo car...

    Lincoln could say the Continental is a halo car...

     

    Well...see SMK's post...

     

    Lincoln's quality in leather may be better than a Ford Fusion Titanium leather....but I dont see a better fit and finish.

    Maybe this Continental is worthy of the Lincoln badge and will restore Lincoln prestige...however, its still got a Ford Mondeo/Fusion skeleton underneath...

    A Fusion Sport may not be that far off a Continental if a Fusion Sport had all the care and love and hardware that the Continental has...with a price tag to match of course...

     

    So...where does that leave Lincoln?

    We dont know....but I aint afraid for Lincoln as Buick and Acura are not really burning up the products either...

    Buick is doing great...but Buick really has no car in its stable that evokes powerful emotions....

     

    Acura does have the NSX...to bad the rest of the line-up is boring...

    Lincoln actually does have some pretty positive emotions involving their new product launches!!!

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    PS:

    Honda got its mojo back. Id say Honda/Acura situation is a lot like Ford/Lincoln.

    I want my Honda S2000 back...

    Life got in the way though ;)

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    PS:

    Honda got its mojo back. Id say Honda/Acura situation is a lot like Ford/Lincoln.

    I want my Honda S2000 back...

    Life got in the way though ;)

     

    Im starting to appreciate this car more and more.

    With Honda/Acura cars, this is a normal trend for me.

    When a new Honda/Acura model first appears on the scene, I HATE it.

    That hatred starts to dissipate after a couple of years only for me to love and/or appreciate it a decade or so later.

     

    Never fails.

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    PS:

    Honda got its mojo back. Id say Honda/Acura situation is a lot like Ford/Lincoln.

    I want my Honda S2000 back...

    Life got in the way though ;)

    Im starting to appreciate this car more and more.

    With Honda/Acura cars, this is a normal trend for me.

    When a new Honda/Acura model first appears on the scene, I HATE it.

    That hatred starts to dissipate after a couple of years only for me to love and/or appreciate it a decade or so later.

    Never fails.

    I can appreciate and relate to the above...

    Though not a Honda ( or Ford ) it fits in with what you said...

    One of my favorites ( and always has been ) is from '69 and housed a high winding ( for its day ) 302...

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    Fusion Sport is one heck of a performance bargain.  I would definitely drive one.

    But would you own one?

     

    If your a car person, I can see this being a heck of a value and a car person would buy one.

     

    For me, I would drive one as I think it might be a fun auto to drive and play around in, I would not own it.

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    Not big on sedans myself.  I prefer coupes, pickups, crossovers, SUV's and even wagons over sedans.  But I love Ford's ample package in the Fusion Sport.

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    Been saying this since they announced the sport:

    "...But it's also going to cause problems for Ford. After all, when you can snag a 325-hp, 380 lb-ft Fusion for under $35,000, is there really an incentive to buy the all-wheel-drive, 400-horsepower Lincoln MKZ for $43,575? We'd argue not really"

     

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/06/09/2017-ford-fusion-sport-380-lb-ft/

     

    The interior of the sport, is not on the level of the new MKZ.  Even the new Fusion Platinum isn't at the level of the new MKZ and the Fusion Sport isn't even at the level of the Fusion Platinum.   If you're just looking for raw speed, yes, get the Fusion Sport, but if you're looking for more of a luxury car, get the MKZ. 

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    I think every gas station in Pittsburgh has 93 octane, that is what I use, I never saw a station without it.

    In Germany 91 octane is their regular and it goes up to like 97 or 98, that is why the German cars have the 91 octane minimum, they are just made for their home fuel.

    Problem with the Fusion sport (which should be an SHO) is that the power goes to the wrong wheels. Somehow this car will be slower than a 340i or Q50 with less power.

     

    Power goes to all wheels.... how is that a problem?

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      The 2021 Ford Bronco shows how serious the automaker is to creating a real threat to the Jeep Wrangler. With two and four-door versions, seven different trims, a number of off-road features, and other goodies, there is a lot to digest. So let us dive in.
      It Certainly Looks the Part
      Ford's designers leaned heavily on the first-generation (1963-1977) Bronco as inspiration for the new model. The boxy profile is here, as is the "BRONCO" front grille. Unlike Broncos of the past, Ford is offering two and four-door versions. Before you ask, the doors are removable. While being slightly heavier than the Wrangler, the Bronco's doors are frameless that not only makes them more compact to store, but also makes it feel more like a convertible. If you're wondering about the side-view mirrors, Ford moved them from the doors to the front cowl.
      Which brings us to the Bronco's tops. The two-door version will only come with a hardtop, while the four-door comes with both a soft and hardtop. Ford claims that removing the top on the Bronco will be easier and quicker than on the Wrangler, we can't wait to see that claim be put to the test.
      One item that the Bronco doesn't have is the ability for the front windshield to fold down like on the Wrangler. Roadshow asked Ford officials and this is what they wrote,
      Moving inside, the Bronco leans more on being purposeful and plain. There are some clever touches such as grab handles molded into the dash, a set of dedicated buttons on top of the dash for various off-road features, and built-in drains in the floor to wash out the interior. Ford's latest infotainment system, SYNC 4 will come standard in the Bronco - either in 8 or 12-inch touchscreen. 
      Turbo Power!
      Ford is going all-in on turbocharged power for the new Bronco. The base engine is the 2.3 EcoBoost four-cylinder packing 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This will come standard with a seven-speed manual. Before you start thinking this is similar to what you'll find in a last-generation Chevrolet Corvette or Porsche 911, the seventh-gear acts a crawler gear. With the upgraded 4x4 system, it can achieve a 95:1 crawl ratio for peak climbing prowess. A ten-speed automatic is optional.
      Next step up is the 2.7L EcoBoost with 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. This is paired solely with the ten-speed automatic.
      Both engines have four-wheel drive as standard - in this case a part-time system with a two-speed, shift-on-the-fly electronic transfer case. Optional is a full-time system with a 4-Auto setting.
      GOAT Doesn't Mean "Greatest of All Time" for Bronco
      If you checked our Bronco Sport story from last night, you may have seen something called GOAT. This in Bronco terms means "Goes Over Any Type of Terrain" - i.e. seven different drive modes. Those modes are,
      Normal Eco Sport Slippery Sand Baja Mud/Ruts Rock Crawl There is also hill-descent control and Trail Control, the latter being an off-road cruise control system.
      How About that Suspension?
      Up front, the Bronco utilizes a independent suspension setup with twin-A control arms and coilovers. The back utilizes a live axle with trailing links and coil-over springs. On certain versions, a electro-hydraulically actuated sway bar can be disconnected while under load. It will automatically reconnect at speeds above 20 mph.
      If you want a slightly deeper dive into the Bronco's suspension, I highly recommend Dan Edmunds' piece on Autoblog.
      How Much and When I Can Get One?
      First the bad news, the 2021 Ford Bronco will not be available at dealers until next spring. This might be a good thing considering Ford's previous launches haven't gone over so well (see Explorer). As for pricing, the base two-door will begin at $29,995. The four-door kicks off at $34,695. Prices include a $1,495 destination charge.
      The rest of the lineup is as followed (two-door, four-door),
      Big Bend: $34,880, $37,375 Black Diamond: $37,545, $40,040 Outer Banks: $40,450, $42,945 Badlands: $43,590, $46,085 Wildtrak: $50,370, $52,865 First Edition: $60,800, $64,995 (Author's Note: As of this morning, Ford has announced that all First Editions of the Bronco have sold out.)
      Car and Driver has a good piece breaking down each trim and what comes equipped.
      As we mentioned in our Bronco Sport story, you can put a reservation on a 2021 Bronco with a $100 deposit. Hopefully, Ford's servers are up to the task as they were struggling last night.
      Source: Ford
      Press Release is on Page 2


      ALL-NEW 2021 BRONCO TWO-DOOR AND FIRST-EVER FOUR-DOOR MODELS: BUILT WILD SUVS WITH THRILLING 4X4 CAPABILITY, READY FOR FUN
      Built Wild™: Ford Bronco returns as the flagship of a new all-4x4 family of rugged SUVs, with a classic two-door and a first-ever four-door; both are engineered with Built Wild Extreme Durability Testing, Capability and Innovative Design for segment-leading 4x4 capability, long-term off-road performance and dependability Thrilling: Bronco features powerful EcoBoost® engines with segment-exclusive 7-speed manual transmission and available 35-inch tires; Bronco excels with available best-in-class 94.75:1 crawl ratio, ground clearance, suspension travel and water fording capabilities, plus breakover and departure angles Ready for fun: Bronco two-door and four-door models can get you to the trails fast with quick-release stowable roof panels and doors on select versions; available cutting-edge off-road drive technologies and segment-exclusive digital trail mapping allow owners to easily plan, record and share their experiences via an all-in-one app Infinitely customizable: Bronco launches with more than 200 factory-backed aftermarket accessories for more capability, personalization and style, and with a base MSRP of $29,995; 2021 Bronco two- and four-door SUVs can be reserved at ford.com starting today for $100 DEARBORN, Mich., July 13, 2020 – Ford today unveils the 2021 Bronco – including a classic two-door and first-ever four-door – the flagship of an all-new family of rugged off-road vehicles.
      The all-4x4 Bronco brand is Built Wild™ and ready to deliver thrilling experiences with its heritage-inspired style, engineering and smart off-road technology, plus innovative features to help outdoor enthusiasts create adventures in the most remote corners of the world.
      “We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies to raise the bar in the rugged 4x4 segment and take people further into the wild,” said Jim Farley, Ford chief operating officer. “They’re built with the toughness of an F-Series truck and performance spirit of Mustang – and come wrapped in one of the most stunning and functional off-road designs that’s true to the original Bronco design DNA.”
      The all-new Bronco re-enters the scene with an all-4x4 lineup with production beginning in early 2021 and first models arriving in Ford dealerships next spring. Bronco owners can choose from an extensive lineup of more than 200 factory-backed accessories for maximum personalization, enabling dealers to provide outfitting-on-demand for each customer’s individual adventure needs.
      Built Wild 4x4 confidence

      Just like the first-generation Bronco, nicknamed G.O.A.T., the mission of the all-new 2021 Bronco is to deliver maximum 4x4 go-anywhere, anytime capability and confidence. Bronco incorporates off-road mapping and drive technologies to give novice adventurers as much fun as hard-core off-road experts, while its Built Wild durability makes for lasting performance in the harshest of conditions for generations to come.
      “Bronco’s advanced four-wheel-drive technology is at the core of its off-road capabilities, and at the heart of it all is Bronco’s exclusive Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes™ that is designed to help drivers better navigate any type of terrain,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco consumer marketing manager.
      Up to seven driver-selectable modes are offered including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery and Sand, with Baja, Mud/Ruts and Rock Crawl for off-road driving.
      Two 4x4 systems are offered on all Bronco models, a base setup and advanced 4x4. The base system utilizes a two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, while the optional advanced system features a two-speed electromechanical transfer case that adds an auto mode for on-demand engagement to select between 2H and 4H. Power is distributed to a Dana™ 44 AdvanTEK® solid rear axle and Dana AdvanTEK independent front differential unit – both with available Spicer® Performa-TraK™ electronic locking differentials for improved traction over rough terrain.
      Available segment-first Trail Toolbox gives Bronco owners a suite of exclusive technologies to elevate their off-road experience. This includes Trail Control™ – cruise control for low-speed trail driving, while Trail Turn Assist tightens off-road turning radiuses through torque vectoring, and the innovative Trail One-Pedal Drive acceleration/braking control makes for more precise and confident slow-mode rock crawling.
      Segment-leading levels of off-road capability are possible thanks to Bronco’s available best-in-class 11.6-inch ground clearance, maximum 29-degree breakover angle and 37.2-degree departure angle, plus best-in-class water fording capability of up to 33.5 inches. Off-road capability is further reinforced by exposed tow hooks in the front and rear and available heavy-duty modular steel bumpers with integrated Ford Performance accessory winch mount.
      Bronco’s strategically placed steel shields protect critical hardware. Higher-capability models get an available front bash plate, plus shields for the engine, transmission, transfer case and fuel tank. For those taking on the roughest rocky terrain, Bronco’s available side rock rails are strong enough to support the weight of each side of the vehicle.
      “Bronco two- and four-door models leverage the company’s Built Ford Tough durability and performance testing and take it even further off-road with Built Wild Extreme Durability Testing in the harshest possible environments, including the brutal trails of the King of the Hammers off-road competition,” said Dave Pericak, director, Ford enterprise product line management, Icons.
      Thrilling performance borne of Bronco DNA
      Thanks to Bronco’s legendary Baja racing DNA, each model brings forth a thrilling off-road experience and delivers it with modern, heritage-inspired style. It all began in a Ford design studio with a life-size digital scan of a first-generation model that served to influence the proportions and design of the all-new Bronco for maximum off-road capability and performance.
      “Similar to the first-generation model, Bronco’s square proportions, short overhangs and wide stance are optimized for off-road adventure,” said Paul Wraith, Bronco chief designer. “The side profile features a flat, no-nonsense surface with clear-cut edges and robustly flared fenders. Large, open wheel wells are a modular design with a quick-release attachment for simple customization.
      All-new Bronco architecture for two- and four-door models is based on a fully boxed, high-strength steel chassis that delivers available best-in-class suspension travel – 17 percent more both front and rear over the closest competitor to thrive in rugged environments.
      To deliver thrilling high-speed off-roading and overall driving performance, every Bronco comes with an independent front suspension for improved control, confidence and comfort. At the rear, a rugged solid axle design featuring coil springs with five locating links delivers both strength and off-road control. Long-travel position-sensitive Bilstein® dampers with end-stop control valves at every corner are available for added off-road durability and reduced harshness.
      An available segment-exclusive semi-active hydraulic stabilizer bar disconnect design provides maximum articulation and increased ramp angle index for off-camber terrain. This innovative system bests competitors by disconnecting during articulation; it can reconnect under all conditions to improve steering and stability at higher speeds.
      Segment-first 35-inch off-road tires direct from the factory are available on every trim level of two- and four-door Bronco, while available segment-first beadlock-capable wheels allow customers to elevate off-road capability, regardless of price point. 
      “Race-bred EcoBoost® engines and our segment-first 7-speed manual and available 10-speed automatic transmissions give the all-new Bronco the optimal combination of power, torque and gear ranges to perform in a wide variety of terrains and uses,” said Pericak.
      Best-in-class projected gasoline-powered horsepower and torque is available with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which is projected to produce 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is targeted to deliver best-in-class four-cylinder torque of 310 lb.-ft. with an expected 270 horsepower.
      For maximum low-speed rock-climbing capability, a segment-first 7-speed (6+1) manual transmission paired with the available advanced 4x4 system with automatic on-demand engagement generates a class-leading available crawler-gear ratio of 94.75:1. An available segment-first SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission makes for easier driving on- and off-road, while offering a maximum 67.8:1 crawl ratio with the available advanced 4x4 transfer case.
      Ready to head effortlessly into the wild
      Both Bronco two- and four-door models make the open-air experience quick, easy and fun. Two-door models come with a standard three-section roof system – left and right front sections and a rear section – molded-in color and an available premium painted modular top with four sections that adds a removable panel over the rear seats and cargo area. Four-door models have four removable roof sections – left and right front panels, a full-width center panel and a rear section. Roof panels on all models can be removed by one person by unlocking the latches from the interior. First-row panels stow away onboard on two-door models.
      All modular hardtops have rear quarter windows that are removable in three easy steps – snap, push and lift away in a fraction of the time it takes for competitors – without removing the roof panels. By locating the sportbar behind the second row, both Bronco two- and four-door models offer the largest overall open-top view in its class to take in the sunshine or to gaze at the stars at night.
      A cloth soft top, standard on four-door models, provides easy access to the open air and a unique tilt-up function for quick access to the rear cargo area. For customers who don’t want to choose between a soft or hardtop, the four-door model can be optioned with both.
      Every Bronco comes with class-exclusive frameless doors that make them easier to remove than what competitors offer. On four-door Bronco models, all four doors can be stored onboard with protective door bags. Exclusive cowl-mounted mirrors maintain sideview visibility when the doors are removed. Trail sights on the front fenders also serve as tie-downs, reminiscent of the first-generation Bronco, have a 150-pound capacity for securing longer items like canoes.
      High-tech interior designed for the outdoors
      Inside, all Bronco models are purpose-built and ready for action. The instrument panel is inspired by the first-generation model, with gauges and controls clearly visible and intuitive. Colors and materials are inspired by natural palettes and outdoor gear. With off-road functionality paramount, materials are tough and rugged.
      A multifunction color LCD instrument panel is front and center with the transmission shifter/selector and G.O.A.T. Modes controller in the center console. Available grab handles are integrated into the modular instrument panel and center console, while available MOLLE hooks are mounted in the seatbacks. Attachment points are built into the instrument panel to mount a bring-your-own-device rack, with 12-volt power connections to easily mount cameras, navigation units, phones or other devices.
      Further setting Bronco ahead of the off-road competition is an available segment-exclusive 12-inch SYNC® 4 system with over-the-air updates and seamless integration to the FordPass Performance app with off-road navigation – a Bronco class-exclusive feature that allows owners to easily plan, navigate and share their off-road adventures. The SYNC system also displays the available 360-degree camera system with class-exclusive off-road spotter views to provide additional visibility in technical pursuits such as rock crawling.
      Bronco’s advanced topographic trail maps and more than 1,000 curated trail maps are powered by class-exclusive trail content from NeoTreks’ AccuTerra® Maps, Trails Offroad trail guides and FunTreks trail guides.
      “The trail mapping system available on Bronco is truly a game-changer in the off-road community,” said Grueber. “It works online or off on either of the navigation-capable 8- or 12-inch SYNC systems, allowing users to select one of hundreds of available curated trail maps to map out and then track, capture and share their adventures with others.”  
      To make post-adventure cleanups simple, fast and painless, select Bronco models come with washable rubberized floors with integrated drains and marine-grade vinyl seating surfaces that resist mildew. Instrument panel surfaces are wipeable, with seamless silicone rubber on the dash-mounted hero switches, while rubber touchpoints protect against dirt and water. Six available upfitter switches mounted overhead are silicone-sealed to protect against the elements and to make customization easy, with pre-wired leads to key accessory points.
      A modern high-strength steel roll cage with integrated side curtain airbags in the upper structure and seats helps protect passengers from side impacts and complements driver and front passenger airbags. Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist technologies plus standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Trailer Sway Control help instill driver confidence.
      Equipment series redefine customization
      An all-new experiential-based equipment series provides unique flexibility to align capability with the adventure interests of each customer. Seven unique Bronco series are offered, with matched color and trim combinations. When combined with four content packages, numerous available options, 11 color choices and more than 200 dealer-installable accessories, personalizing an all-new Bronco SUV has never been easier.
      Series range from a base Bronco, a no-frills SUV for those who want to customize their own, to Big Bend™, Black Diamond™ and Outer Banks™ with a variety of options and colors, topping out with Wildtrak™ and Badlands™ for more extreme off-road adventuring. A limited-production First Edition™ will be offered at launch.
      Reservations begin today

      As with the five generations before it, the all-new 2021 Bronco two-door and four-door models will be built at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. More detailed information, including vehicle specs, accessories and full pricing and options, will be provided closer to launch. MSRP for the base two-door Bronco is $29,995, including $1,495 destination and delivery. Reservations for Bronco two- and four-door models can be made for $100 beginning at 8 p.m. EDT today at ford.com. 

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