When one mentions the BMW 340i and its rivals, he or she doesn’t necessarily include the Ford Fusion Sport into the mix. There are plenty of reasons why that doesn’t happen, from the fact that Ford isn’t really a rival for BMW to the specs of the two cars. And yet, there’s a Youtube channel out there that loves to do this kind of mash-ups and it’s called The Fast Lane Car. We kinda got used to their comparisons so here goes another one, done on the same track they got us used to.
The BMW 340i and the Ford Fusion Sport are close in only one regard: size. Other than that, one other similarity I could find was that they are both fitted with 6-cylinder engines but that’s about it. Whereas the Bimmer uses a traditional straight six architecture, its B58 3-liter turbocharged engine developing 320 HP, the Ford uses a V6. Its engine in turn uses forced induction as well and the 2.7-liter V6 delivers 325 HP and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque to all four corners of the car. At this point, we should also mention that the BMW falls behind in terms of torque with its 332 lb-ft (450 Nm).
So, as you can see, the Ford seems to have the BMW on the ropes when it comes to power. But is the Bavarian going to simply lie down and take a beating? Not likely, if we know anything about German power. And the poor Fusion Sport found out the hard way what BMW ratings mean as the American got owned both in the 0-60 mph sprint as well as when it came to doing a full lap. That said, it’s quite interesting to see that the price difference between them does make sense.
While the Ford came out even using the BMW in its marketing campaign. claiming it comes with more power for a considerably lower price tag, the video below shows exactly why that is. It’s not only about benchmark numbers but also about how the ponies are put down and the Germans are still ruling this game, at least in the 3 Series segment that is.