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Published on November 21st, 2014 | by BajaBusta


1985 Merkur XR4Ti Test Drive

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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.



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