In 1965 Ford introduced the Washington market to pony power - with its Mustang delivering a potent six-cylinder engine, an advanced alternator system, and a rear-wheel-drive. While each generation has seen the rise (and fall) of some of these specs, the RWD has proved enduring. It is the cornerstone on which this fleet rests.
That may change.
According to The Drive, Ford is contemplating a class-shattering upgrade for its seventh generation Mustang. In 2021 it may choose to add an all-wheel system, allowing consumers (for the first time) to experience something beyond a RWD. This has left many riders - understandably - shaken, but the Big Blue Oval insists that there’s value in the idea.
By changing the car’s architecture - the chassis will be completely revised for this version, with Ford borrowing elements from its Explorer to ensure a more balanced wheel alignment and a wider fender profile - new performance metrics will be possible. The high-output torque, it’s argued, can be controlled with greater precision; and cornering will prove easier, thanks to an even distribution of traction among the 17-inch A/S tires. This could allow the Mustang to exceed its current capabilities (475 HP) and provide top-tier power.
We must admit: that sounds intriguing.
What do you think, Seattle? Does this AWD Mustang win your approval? Share your opinions with us today!
Bigger isn’t always better. Ford urges drivers to remember this - fusing its 2018 Mustang with a compact four-cylinder. This engine proves smaller than its V8 brother, but it’s no less impressive on the highway. Prepare for a premium pairing of power and economy.
As the Chicago Sun Times explains, the 2018 Mustang boasts a 2.3L four-cylinder engine. This powerpoint anchors its EcoBoost Fastback trim, allowing the platform to deliver 310 HP (at 5,550 RPMs) and 350 lb.-ft of torque (at 3,000 RPMs). A 9.5:1 compression ratio promises fluid acceleration, while mechanical bucket valves ensure maximum air intake levels. Fuel is delivered via a direct injection system, which intuitively assess the demands of the performance-band to provide precise distribution; and a 10-speed automatic transmission bolsters the system through SelectShift technology and optional paddle activation.
This, critics note, ensures superior capability - with the 2018 Mustang delivering both fast speeds (it charges from 0 to 60 in a mere 5.3 seconds) and class-leading economy (21 MPGs in the city and 32 MPGs on the highway). Drivers experience no compromises, just rewards.
Want to learn more about the four-cylinder’s impressive value? Visit our dealership today to test this Mustang engine out!
Searching for premium pony power? We suggest visiting the Ford corral - where the 2020 Mustang GT500 has just been spotted.
According to critics, specs for this show-pony have surfaced - and Snoqualmie Mustang fans will soon find themselves introduced to the best in sport coupe performance. A new 5.2L V8 will anchor the chassis, delivering 720 HP (at 7,500 RPMs) and 650 lb.-ft of torque (at 4,500 RPMs). A six-speed manual transmission will impress, yielding impeccable gear control; while its 3.73 final setting will enable smooth accelerations, promoting a faster combustion sequence and less downshifting. Take advantage of a carbon fiber driveline, which promises a lightweight design (thereby reducing engine stress); and utilize the electronic rear differential on every curve, trusting its intuitive locking capabilities to stabilize the suspension and eliminate under-steerage.
The GT500 promises exceptional performance - with critics noting that its top-speed ratio should exceed 190 MPH. This will let it blast past the competition and ensure a first-place finish with every mile.
Are you ready for the ultimate pony experience?
To learn more about this Mustang contact our team today - and don’t hesitate to schedule a test-drive in one of our current pony platforms!
For months critics have scrounged the online world - seeking out scraps of information, trying to decipher gossip from truth. The 2020 Explorer was soon to be revealed, and they wanted to ensure that they missed none of the excitement.
We’ll spare you those same midnight searches, Seattle. You can instead just relax and read.
As the CarBuzz team recently learned, the 2020 Explorer will prove a robust option for the highway. Boasting three powertrain options - including a 2.3L four-cylinder, a 3.3L V6, and 3.0L V6 - this SUV will dominate every mile, pairing twin-turbochargers with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This will yield class-leading performance ratios (HP is expected to exceed 465); and, when combined with the available hybrid configuration (which will deliver regenerative braking, EcoBoost technology, and SmartGauge monitoring), it will also ensure efficiency. No official specs have been released for this fleet but critics anticipate an economy upgrade of more than 10%.
To further delight drivers, the 2020 Explorer will also feature both RWD and AWD options - allowing them to customize their performance needs. Both of these powertrains will perfectly complement the body-on-frame design and ensure all-terrain capability.
The 2020 Explorer will deliver bold power to the Seattle streets. To learn more about this Ford SUV contact our team today!
Prepare, Seattle, for unprecedented speed. Ford is revving up for a track-worthy experience, bringing its 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet to the North American market; and critics are already salivating over the spec sheets.
Let us pass you a handkerchief before you do the same.
According to CNET, the 2018 Cobra Jet will celebrate 50 years of performance. This Mustang variant will make a brief return to the Seattle streets - bolstering every mile with circuit capability. Peek under the hood and discover a potent 5.2L V8, complemented by a Whipple supercharger and a 10-speed automatic transmission. An adjustable coilover suspension promises impeccable cornering, while the all-wheel disc brakes have been fused with ‘low drag’ technology (ensuring more fluid stoppage). A roll cage will further impress, delivering a true track experience.
The 2018 Cobra Jet promises extraordinary power - with an estimated top-speed of more than 150 MPH. This, CNET explains, should translate into a quarter-mile run of less than eight seconds; and that would allow this pony to roar past the competition (the Dodge Demon, for example, requires 9.65 seconds to complete that circuit lap).
Are you as excited as we are?
The 2018 Cobra Jet will prove a limited-edition option for Washington. To learn more about this Mustang platform contact our team today.
Lightning never strikes twice - or so the critics claim. With the release of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, however, Ford delivers a dynamic pony to the Washington market that proves just as robust as its predecessor. Get ready for the ultimate revival, Renton.
According to CNET, the 2019 Bullitt is a monstrous ride. Beneath its hood growls a 5.0L V8, which generates 480 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. An open-air induction system pairs with an enhanced throttle to maximize ignition sequencing, while the intake manifold has been tweaked to ensure improved air levels (helping to maintain proper engine temperatures on the track). A Torsen limited-slip differential anchors the rear, providing dynamic handling on sharp turns; and an aero splitter delivers superior drag resistance, effortlessly diverting wind and reducing friction. 19-inch wheels yield an aggressive stance, combining all-wheel treading with a ProSport design.
These elements promise superior power - with the 2019 Mustang Bullitt generating a top-speed of 163 MPH. This lets it rev past the competition, providing a 0 to 60 blitz of just 4.4 seconds.
The new Mustang Bullitt proves that history does indeed repeat itself. Slide inside this pony and discover the class-leading power of its predecessor.
Things are not always what they seem. Ford proves this, delivering the surprisingly spacious 2018 EcoSport SES to the Kirkland market. Despite this compact’s narrow exterior, it yields ample space - accommodating passengers and cargo alike.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the new EcoSport SES deceives every first glance - with its short wheelbase (99.2-inches) disguising a spacious cabin. Slip inside and discover an adaptable two-row design, with five passengers able to comfortably sprawl:
First Row Head Room: 39.6 inches.
First Row Leg Room: 42.9 inches.
Second Row Head Room: 37.5 inches.
Second Row Leg Room: 36.7 inches.
The cavernous interior - which measures 161.3-inches long, 65.1-inches high, and 71.9-inches wide - conforms to all passenger needs, blending flat-folding seating with customizable cargo shelves. Redefine the cabin rows with the press of a button; and take advantage of Ford’s ample accessories (including four tie-downs, two hooks, and available netting) to accommodate everyday items with ease. The 2018 EcoSport SES promises up to 91.1 cu.-ft of total storage volume to ensure convenience with each mile.
Don’t judge a book by its cover - nor a crossover by its profile. The new EcoSport (despite its tight 59.8-inch front track) proves ready for every cargo demand.
Across the Washington highways comes a series of whispers - with critics passing secrets, sharing tales. A new pick-up will soon arrive, they say; and they’re readying themselves for a market revolution.
According to Top Speed, Ford is planning to redefine the compact market - by connecting drivers to a Focus-inspired pick-up. This platform will serve as a competitor of the Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline, delivering a small (but mighty) highway experience; and, due to a lack of official specs, critics have already begun debating what this ride will offer. Renderings have flooded the Internet, showcasing a unibody frame and a series of quarter-ton upgrades:
Signature Grille - many believe that the Focus will feature Ford’s much-celebrated tri-bar fascia, with chrome accents and custom badging expected.
Storage - through a short-bed length is assured (due to the compact four-door profile), roof rails will deliver ample payload possibilities.
Lighting - LED headlamps are considered the likely choice for Ford, with critics certain that they’ll feature wide-lens shapes and tear-drop silhouettes. This should emphasize the narrow fender flares and lean hood lines.
The 2020 Focus pick-up will revitalize Ford’s compact segment - allowing drivers to experience both exceptional performance (a EcoBoost V6 engine is rumored) and nimble handling. To learn more about this platform contact us today!
With the release of the 2018 GT Ford issued a dare to North America - defying drivers to find a more potent powertrain. For months performance metrics were analyzed, compared, and… ultimately found lacking. There was simply no sport coupe that could keep pace with the Mustang.
Is it any surprise, therefore, that Ford decided to answer its own challenge? The Big Blue Oval has (once again) redefined the market, partnering with Hennessey for a supercharged pony experience.
According to Motor Trend, the 2018 Mustang GT has been tailored for the track - with Hennessey pushing its 5.0L V8 to the limit. Working closely with Ford, the aftermarket tuner has fused this platform with a robust new powertrain. A high-flow induction system maximizes intake levels, keeping the engine at optimal temperatures with every rev; while an air-to-water intercooler improves radiator output. Upgraded fuel injectors distribute resources with precision; and Brembo brake calipers allow for smooth stoppage, increasing tread friction on the 20-inch alloy wheels for stronger cornering.
Through these enhancements the 2018 Mustang GT can yield extraordinary performance - generating 808 HP and 677 lb.-ft of torque. Motor Trend notes that this ensures a class-shattering 0 to 60 run of only 3.3 seconds; and a 200 MPH top-speed is assured.
Ford has left its own records in the dust - and we can’t wait to see this limited-edition model on the Renton streets!
To learn more about the revised 2018 Mustang GT (to to request a test-drive in one of our current sport coupes) contact our team today.
The markers have long since faded - washed away by time and seasonal rains. You still try to follow them, though, squinting in vain at the road. Your head tilts in consideration, studying the lane and its imperceptible curve; and your car does the same, veering steadily over until…. You find yourself suddenly on the wrong side of the street.
The crisis is averted with a quick jerk of the steering wheel - but Ford suggests fusing your commutes with a less stressful method of protection. Consider the 2018 Expedition Limited and its Lane Keeping tech.
As the Chicago Sun Times explains, the 2018 Expedition Limited affords drivers greater security on the road. Its safety suite is bolstered by Lane Keeping Assistance - an intuitive program that maintains optimal positioning when traveling over 40 MPH. Body-mounted sensors scan both highway markers and vehicle pitch, assessing each through micro-second assessments. If the platform begins to stray, this system will automatically launch a dual-response strategy:
Notifications: audio and visual cues will be released, alerting the driver to the issue. These will be streamed via the eight-inch SYNC 3 console and will feature gridline instructions of how to proceed in the most effective manner.
Steering Adjustments: the column will be gently engaged, maneuvering the Expedition back toward its proper alignment. This promotes balanced handling and lessens the chance of a collision.
The Lane Keeping system enables drivers to safely respond to highway straying - branding this a perfect option for commuters and families alike. To learn more about this function contact our team today!