The 2010 Ford Fusion was recently named the 2010 Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine. Among all the new features listed for the 2010 Ford Fusion are two new engines available on the 2010 models. The Fusion offer three engines choices, a new Duratec 2.5 liter in-line 4 cylinder engine that boasts 175HP, a new 3.0 liter V6 Flex-fuel engine with 240HP, and the solid performing Ford 3.5 liter V6 engine with 263HP.
All three engines have been matched with a new six-speed automatic transmission. According to Ford engineers, the new six-speed transmission along with the new V6 configurations will add a 10 percent boost in fuel efficiency. The new in-line 4 cylinder engine with the new transmission has been estimated to increase fuel efficiency by 17 percent.
The 2010 Ford Fusion with the 2.5 liter I4-cylinder motor has been rated at 23 MPG for city driving and 34 MPG for highway driving. These numbers make the 2.5 liter I4-cylinder engine the leader of mid-size sedan fuel economy. In addition, this new motor has improved horsepower and torque over the previous 2.3-liter engine. However because of intake variable cam timing technology, this increased power has better efficiency. Overall, the new engine is quieter and has less vibration than the old engine.
Ford engineers have reworked and improved 2009â€™s 2.3 V6 into a 3.0 liter V6 Flex-fuel engine, which means it can burn E85 Ethanol along with unleaded gas. This new V6 has 240HP, which is a 19HP improvement over the older model engine. The new 3.0 liter V6 has a new Cam torque actuated technology. This means the engine has a smaller oil pump and uses camshaft torsional energy instead of pressurized oil to move the camshafts. This improves the efficiency of the engine.