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The 2013 Ford Fusion.
Credit: Ford.com.

Chrysler has been pretty successful with its Bentley-inspired 300.

Many are expecting a similar reception for Ford’s Aston-like 2013 Fusion. The poor man’s ultra-luxury ride should now be even a stronger contender for top mid-size sedan going into the future.

The 240-hp Titanium version of the car offers paddle shifters and has a claimed 0-60 of 6.9 seconds. Looks like after two decades of dominance, the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry just may continue to slip.

Experts are calling Ford’s new Fusion rollout “a bid to win, rather than just show up.”

More from Motoramic here:

“Based on a new platform Ford will build worldwide, the 2013 Ford Fusion rides on front McPherson-strut and rear multi-link suspensions. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Fusion’s rear multi-link has been revised to improve ride quality, while keeping the car’s overall European-inspired handling characteristics. Much of that on-road responsiveness is thanks to Ford’s electric power-assisted steering, one of the best in the industry, providing a confident weighting and progressive effort while dampening the excessive feedback from tortured roads.”

Check out a full photo gallery of the 2013 Ford Fusion here.

For full coverage from Motoramic on the 2013 Ford Fusion, click below:

2013 Ford Fusion, aiming for the top: Motoramic Drives

The Ferrari P45
Credit: Wikipedia

What dream car would you buy if you won the lottery?

The editors at Edmunds’ Inside Line had a little fun fantasizing about what they would get for $100,000-plus. We like Executive Editor Michael Jordan’s answer best: A Ford Focus ST! But that’s because we could afford one.

See how he justifies his answer in detail. (But smart-alecky answers aside; we’d probably go with a Ferrari. Of course!)

The Aston Martin seems to be at the top of the contributors’ lists — clearly because they all have the fantasy of being James Bond — like contributor James Riswick said after giving a list of “I’d love to say’s” he ends with: “I’d love to say all that, and it’d be true, but really it’s because I’m a giant James Bond nerd.” … I’m sure the V12 engine in some of the models doesn’t hurt either.

Ron Montoya really wanted to splurge, choosing the 2012 Tesla Model S that clocks in at $103,050 ($3,050 over budget!) Montoya said he could soften his breaking of the budget with a federal tax rebate of $7,500 after purchasing the car.

Check out the article on Insideline, and get jealous over all of the over-the-top luxury cars — I’m sure many of you will be saving your nickels and dimes for one these beauties.