Published on November 21st, 2014 | by BajaBusta0
1985 Merkur XR4Ti Test Drive
Merkur. Do we dare instruct you in the proper pronunciation yet again? Of course. How much instruction can be too much for a name that never came came out correctly more than one try in 10? So, all together now: Merkur. No, no, no, not mer-ker. Mare-coor.
The Merkur XR4Ti began life in Europe two years prior, as the Sierra. Equipped with a much revised edition of Ford’s 2.3 liter EFI turbo, the Merkur gave Ford’s Lincoln Mercury division two important things: A snappy little sports coupe that certainly brightened up the L-M showrooms, and a prospect of cars that came on stream shortly after. And by stream, I mean, another drop.