In addition to a six-speed manual gearbox for the 190-PS option, the 2019 Ford Edge is offered with an eight-speed automatic and Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive. The transmission, as reported in an earlier story, might have been the nine-speed automatic developed by General Motors. But because the Ford Motor Company doesn’t like it one bit, the Blue Oval went forward with an eight-speeder of its own design.
Based on the dual-exhaust system and 20-inch wheels with double-spoke design, the prototype in the photo gallery appears to be the ST-Line. Not to be confused with the ST that Ford sells in the United States of America, the ST-Line can’t be and will never be offered with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that’s good for 335 ponies.
Even though it can’t compare with the likes of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE, the Edge is an interesting proposition in the mid-size segment. Sharing the underpinnings with the Mondeo (or Fusion in the United States), the Edge sold 16,000 examples in 2017 in the Old Continent.
While that doesn’t represent an impressive volume, bear in mind the Edge is the automaker’s flagship utility vehicle in Europe. In regard to passenger cars, the Mondeo and Mustang are the bee’s knees if we ignore the limited-edition GT supercar.