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11-12-2012 08:09 PM
05focusST91 Bring this here please!!!!!!!
11-12-2012 07:52 PM
Jdog913
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Without going into great details, thats what i said. I have seen enough of both cars and driven enough of both cars to know this first hand. Back in 97 i looked at importing one from Germany while I was there.
Let's make it clear for other forum members. The Escort you're talking about has the Sierra platform. Not an Escort platform modified to fit the Sierra Drivetrain. The platform was already setup for a longitudinally mounted engine. Also, this isn't a case of vehicle sharing the same platform but having different architecture.
11-12-2012 07:04 PM
ViperThreat I want to be excited, but I just cant. Too many rumors and hear say for the past 10 years with the RS coming stateside.
11-12-2012 06:30 PM
jinstall
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Originally Posted by Jdog913 View Post
I'm pretty sure that's also wrong.

" However, the car wasn't really an Escort at all, being based from a Sierra floorpan and mechanics, including its longitudinally mounted engine, and was merely clothed in body panels to resemble a Mark V."

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"In 1988, a new Cosworth was produced which was based on the Sierra Sapphire saloon. 13,140 were produced until it was replaced in 1990 by a four-wheel-drive version, the Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4, of which 12,250 were built. Its replacement came in the form of the Escort RS Cosworth which appeared in 1992, which used a shortened and developed version of the Sierra platform and running gear but clothed with an Escort-esque bodyshell and the return of the whale-tail spoiler."

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Without going into great details, thats what i said. I have seen enough of both cars and driven enough of both cars to know this first hand. Back in 97 i looked at importing one from Germany while I was there.
11-12-2012 03:29 PM
WiscoGTI We'll never get it. Nice to think about, though.
11-12-2012 03:10 PM
Jdog913
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The Sierra was RWD/AWD and shared the same with the Escort FWD/AWD using similar drive trains.
I'm pretty sure that's also wrong.

" However, the car wasn't really an Escort at all, being based from a Sierra floorpan and mechanics, including its longitudinally mounted engine, and was merely clothed in body panels to resemble a Mark V."

Source 1

"In 1988, a new Cosworth was produced which was based on the Sierra Sapphire saloon. 13,140 were produced until it was replaced in 1990 by a four-wheel-drive version, the Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth 4x4, of which 12,250 were built. Its replacement came in the form of the Escort RS Cosworth which appeared in 1992, which used a shortened and developed version of the Sierra platform and running gear but clothed with an Escort-esque bodyshell and the return of the whale-tail spoiler."

Source 2
11-12-2012 02:44 PM
jinstall The Sierra was RWD/AWD and shared the same with the Escort FWD/AWD using similar drive trains.
11-12-2012 02:43 PM
jinstall Less than 20 years ago the switch was from FERWD/AWD to FEFWD/AWD
11-12-2012 02:41 PM
jinstall Upcoming CD platforms can have a FERWD layout. All past CD platforms have had a FWD/AWD layout.
11-12-2012 02:35 PM
Jdog913
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Not the same. Maybe a version of the CD platform.
Okay, if that's the case than I'll make the argument that all CD platform cars are also FWD Bias.

Also, when I mention FWD Bias I mean that the engine is transversely mounted engine.

For those who don't know CD Platform cars include Fusion, MKZ, Edge, MKX, some other future models.
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