Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2011 F-150 and 2011 Explorer Brochures Now Available

Sarasota Ford just uploaded the new 2011 Ford F-150 and the 2011 Ford Explorer brochures to our website. Factory Brochures for all Ford vehicles can be found on our website and downloaded via PDF.

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Ford to Tear Down EcoBoost V-6 "Torture Test" Engine at Detroit Auto Show

Want a chance to see the very same EcoBoost V-6 engine that Ford engineers have torture tested over the past several months? You can — in pieces — if you attend the first public day of the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit at 11 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Ford engineers will disassemble and examine the twin-turbo direct-injection six-cylinder gas engine for long-term durability performance in the Ford powertrain display at Cobo Hall.

The 365-horsepower, 420 pounds-feet of torque EcoBoost V-6 is one of three all-new engines available for the 2011 Ford F-150. It racked up the equivalent of more than 160,000 miles and 10 years of rugged use after it was “shock” tested on a dyno, dragged thousands of pounds of logs up steep grades, towed a pair of Ford Fusion racecars at full throttle around a 1.5-mile oval NASCAR track for 24 hours and raced in the 1,061-mile Baja 1000.

Why do all that? Ford wants to prove to full-size truck buyers that a six-cylinder turbo can perform with the same reliability, durability and performance as a V-8, but with up to 20 percent expected better fuel economy.

"Customers will be able to see for themselves how the components fared during a regime of tests that, when taken together, are far more extreme than even the harshest-use customer could dish out," said Jim Mazuchowski, V-6 engines programs manager. "This EcoBoost truck engine received no special treatment, and now we’re going to see how it did."

If you go, take a camera. We want to see pictures!


2012 Ford Focus Gets Advanced Stability System

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford has announced that it will include a "torque vectoring" vectoring feature in the standard stability control system on the redesigned 2012 Focus, which goes on sale in the first quarter of 2011. The automaker is marketing the feature as a performance tool for enthusiast-minded 2012 Ford Focus buyers.

Ford says the torque vectoring feature improves vehicle control during cornering by applying braking force to an individual drive wheel (in this case, one of the front wheels). The amount of braking will be "imperceptible" to the driver, Ford says. The system is meant to imitate the effect of a limited-slip differential.

This is the first use of this technology in a Ford vehicle on the North American market, and it will be standard on all 2012 Ford Focus models.


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