Drivetrain.... Will there be a 2WD or will it be either AWD or Selectable 4WD???

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I personally don't see a need for a 2WD only Sport.
If someone wants 2WD, that can just get a Escape...... (again, IMHO)

I'm "thinking" an AWD similar to what's in the Focus RA might be the way to go.

What are your thoughts?
 

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I predict there will DEFINITELY be a lower end trim with FWD and the 1.5L. No AWD with 1.5L. Just to keep the entry price down. Compass Cherokee and Renegade all have FWD base models with small motors.

but yes I wouldn’t touch it at all. Give me the 2.0 or 2.3 turbo AWD. And it definitely will be some kind of super adaptive torque vectoring AWD system.
 

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I could see it getting the same setup as the Bronco, RWD with the 4wd options.
 

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As was posed on Bronco6G, this is misinformed at best, and appears to be done up by someone either shooting from the hip, or working for a competitor (rhymes with creep).
  • The English is awkward, frequently incorrect, like product descriptions on Amazon
  • We don't know the horsepower rating, only assume it will be Identical to the Ranger spec. Could have more than one rating.
  • We know that it will have 4 wheel drive available, not the more street-oriented All wheel drive; completely different systems and very misleading. Possibly deliberate, to make Bronco appear softer, not as capable as its competition. Or just clueless.
  • "it has a suspension system to handle everything from city streets to dirt roads." A Lincoln Continental is up to that task, too. More damning with faint praise making the Bronco out to be a poser.
 

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In my 2010 Escape you can pull the fuse (#11) for the intelligent AWD and drive it around as a 2WD only Escape... The PTU and drive shaft still do their thing but the rear diff just doesn't engage the clutches with the fuse pulled.
don't know if that will be a possibility in the B Sport.
 
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