SANTA MONICA, CA – Ford engineers closely studied the stop/start systems offered by BMW and Porsche while developing a version of the technology for the all-new ’13 Ford Fusion. “Given that stop/start has been on manual transmissions in Europe for about five years, we looked to those manufacturers as having some experience under their belt,” Birgit Sorgenfrei, Ford auto stop/startprogram manager, tells WardsAuto during a media event here. BMW offers stop/start ...

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