We’ve got three Ford people talking about three Ford platforms, gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

John Jraiche, Chief Program Manager for the Ford Fusion, Jeff Duclos Ford Motor 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine manager, and Birgit Sorgenfrei, Ford’s Auto Start-Stop program manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Ford Fusion.

2.5-liter inline four cylinder manufactured in Chihuahua, Mexico
horsepower: 175 @6,000 rpm
torque: 175 lb.-ft. @4,500 rpm
2.5-liter I-4, six-speed automatic:
22 mpg city/34 mpg highway/26 mpg combined
1.6-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder manufactured in Bridgend, U.K.
horsepower: 178 @5,700 rpm
torque: 184 lb.-ft. @2,500 rpm
1.6-liter EcoBoost, six-speed automatic:
23 mpg city/36 mpg highway/28 mpg combined
1.6-liter EcoBoost, six-speed manual:
25 mpg city/37 mpg highway/29 mpg combined
2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder manufactured in Valencia, Spain
horsepower: 240 @5,500 rpm
torque: 270 lb.-ft. @3,000 rpm
2.0-liter EcoBoost, front-wheel-drive, six-speed automatic:
22 mpg city/33 mpg highway/26 mpg combined
2.0-liter EcoBoost, all-wheel-drive, six-speed automatic:
22 mpg city/31 mpg highway/25 mpg combined
2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder, Atkinson cycle, manufactured in Chihuahua, Mexico
horsepower: 141 hp @ 6,000 rpm
torque: 129 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

The 1.6-liter is the first automatic-transmission Ford vehicle offered with an automatic start-stop system. For $295 the engine is stopped and restarts as the driver releases the brake pedal, helping the Ford Fusion to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by approximately 3.5 percent.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid features the all-new 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine, delivering best-in-class fuel economy of 47 miles per gallon (mpg).