Envy is a nasty emotion - and yet we can’t help but turn green. The Sound Ford team looks toward Europe with longing, knowing that its drivers have what we don’t; and we feel the pettiness rising. It’s simply not fair. Why should England have all of the pony fun?
According to New Atlas, the cobbled streets of London will soon rattle with V8 power. Steeda - an aftermarket performance tuner and frequent partner of Ford - has just unveiled its 2018 Mustang Enforcer; and it seems poised to redefine the entire market. Peek beneath the hood and discover a robust 5.0L engine, capable of yielding 480 HP and 485 lb.-ft of torque. A new cold air intake system promotes superior performance, while a sport exhaust system frames the rear. The inclusion of a strut tower brace improves stability, allowing the car to corner with precision; and progressive rate springs deliver a fluid ride.
The 2018 Enforcer is designed to impress - with its sculpted chassis flanked by a front splitter and a ducktail rear spoiler. These provide a sharp style, marking this pony as a true track competitor. Check it out!
Ford has yet to confirm whether the 2018 Mustang Enforcer will make its way across the pond - but our team is keeping a close watch on the horizon. We’re hoping to see a flash of Steeda steel-gray soon.
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The future of performance will soon arrive - with Ford revealing its 2019 Edge to North America. No longer will coupes and convertibles dominate the high-speed market. Instead this sport-tuned hatch will redefine every consumer expectation, yielding class-shattering power with every rev.
Are you ready?
According to Motor Trend, Ford has just unveiled its 2019 Edge - and the critics are already salivating over their spec sheets. This crossover promises staggering performance, connecting Seattle to a 2.7L Ecoboost V6 engine. This ensures 335 HP and 380 lb.-ft of torque, with an Intelligent AWD maximizing every response. A new 10-speed automatic transmission fuses this platform with deft handling, while an e-shifter rotary dial allows drivers to quickly access exclusive sport mode functions (which engage the manual paddle shifters to bolster redline ratios). An advanced damping system now enhances the suspension, helping to promote smooth control across every terrain.
When these elements combine, they allow the 2019 Edge to roar down the track - delivering a 0 to 60 time of only 5.6 seconds. This is no common hatchback. Instead it’s a fierce competitor that will dominate every mile.
Are you as thrilled as we are?
The 2019 Edge will enter production later this year. Be sure to contact our team for further specs and scheduling.
The future proves uncertain for the Ford Fusion. Recent rumor rumblings have flooded the Seattle streets - hinting at the possibility of a halted production schedule and a total fleet restructuring. Critics have been tossing speculations onto their social feeds; and no one seems to know the truth.
Allow us to put your mind at ease: the Fusion will continue.
As Cars.com explains, Ford has recently examined its Fusion line-up - trying to determine why sales have slipped and what role the platform will play within the future. This has led to rampant speculation that the entire marque will be scrapped. We know, however, that the Big Blue Oval is merely planning to tweak its performance capabilities and underpinning designs.
The Fusion - which should return with a brand new model by 2020 - is currently being stripped to the basics by Ford. Its engineers are seeking to reinvent the nameplate (which still proves popular in the European and Asian markets). While a previously planned 2019 version has been stalled, Cars.com notes that others are still currently on the assembly line; and, when they arrive, they’ll be transformed into more formidable mid-size contenders.
No specs have been provided for the future Ford Fusions. Many anticipate, however, that they’ll blend EcoBoost technology with autonomous capabilities - reflecting the brand’s steady shift toward hybrid performance. Be sure to watch this blog as we unveil the latest details as they arrive.
Variety is the spice of (automotive) life. This is the philosophy that defines the Ford Focus, with the 2018 platform delivering a series of engine options. No longer will drivers be forced to compromise their performance needs. Instead they can select the powerpoints that offer speed, economy, and everyday capability - ensuring a bespoke experience with every mile.
According to Richmond.com, the 2018 Focus embraces a multi-faceted performance strategy - with several new engine options waiting beneath its hood. Drivers can now pair this platform with:
A 2.0L Inline-Four - 160 HP.
A 1.0L Turbocharged Inline-Three - 123 HP.
A 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-Four - 252 HP.
A 2.3L Turbocharged Inline-Four - 350 HP.
A 107-Kilowatt Electric Motor - 143 HP.
Each of these options delivers unprecedented value - emphasizing power, efficiency, or smooth handling. This allows drivers to piece together a chassis that reflects their specific needs. Pair each Focus engine with a FWD or an AWD to optimize responses; and take advantage of available Custom Modes (including Drift, Sport, and Track) to push the newly tuned suspension to the limits.
With the release of the 2018 Focus, Ford provides drivers with the tailored experiences they crave - enabling them to redefine every road with ease. To learn more about this sedan’s available engines contact us today!
December was the month of the crossover - with Ford leading the charge, delivering massive year-to-year growth with every day. Its venerable Explorer rang in the new year with staggering sales, proving that true performance knows neither age nor limitations.
According to the NWI Times, the 2018 Explorer (along with its 2017 predecessor) dominated December’s sales chart. Critics report that 25,375 total units were tallied last month - marking a 33% overall growth from November and a 10.1% increase from the previous year. This was a remarkable total, with no other brand managing to deliver such impressive gains. Winter is, traditionally, a season that sees consumer interest wane. Ford’s signature SUV, however, defied all expectations and yielded high amounts.
It also helped to bolster the brand’s overall success. The NWI Times notes that the Big Blue Oval’s entire crossover sector rose - jumping 10.3% from 2016. This ensured an eighth consecutive victory in North America, allowing Ford to dominate its main competitors (Toyota and Dodge).
Our team isn’t surprised. The 2018 Explorer was (and remains) a popular option on our lot - boasting up to 365 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. This AWD powerhouse can accommodate up to 5,000 of conventional trailering pounds, making it perfect for every off-road adventure.
The rumor mill is churning in Seattle - with critics pressing their noses to the grindstone, trying to decipher the truth. Whispers have flooded the automotive air-waves, promising the return of the Mustang Shelby GT500; and many wonder whether this pony-car will soon roar its way into Washington.
We’re excited to answer this question with a yes. Get ready, Seattle. Ford is bringing back the Mustang GT500!
According to Fox News, Ford is revving up for the ultimate Shelby revival. Recent photos reveal a camouflaged pony blitzing down the streets of Michigan - and many believe that this will be the next-generation GT500. A peek beneath the hood promises extraordinary power, with a 5.2L V8 (complete with a supercharger and ceramic brake system) spied by sharp-eyed photographers. The inclusion of adaptive dampers suggests sport-ready capability, while a Drag Mode setting should provide premium line-lock performance.
The 2019 Mustang GT500 will offer more than track-worthy handling, however. Fox News reports that the platform should achieve a top-speed ratio of 200 MPH - allowing drivers to feel a best-in-class rush with every push of the pedal.
Are you ready?
To learn more about the 2019 GT500 - including further specs and estimated production dates - contact us today.
Performance has just received an upgrade - with Ford unveiling its 2018 F-450 to Seattle. This Super Duty model yields extraordinary power, promising up to 21,000 pounds of conventional hitch towing and 7,360 pounds of payload capabilities. This marks it as a segment leader.
How does it achieve such staggering numbers? Ford explains that it’s tweaked the F-450’s engine - ensuring maximum output with every mile.
According to Fleet Equipment Mag, the 2018 F-450 reigns supreme in Seattle. Bolstered by a 6.7L PowerStroke diesel, this platform dominates the full-ton market - delivering 410 HP and 935 lb.-ft of torque. Ford maintains this performance ratio by enhancing the engine. The cylinder heads have been enlarged to improve capacity, while turbo-boost calibrations provide direct-injection capability. Fuel distribution has also been improved, with a reverse-flow configuration modulating intake levels. Through this, the Super Duty maintains precise responses on the highway.
To further push the PowerStroke to new heights, Ford has also utilized a lightweight graphite block casing. This proves more efficient than traditional cast iron and conducts power with greater accuracy - allowing the 6.7L motor to rumble through every terrain with ease.
With the release of the 2018 F-450, Ford enables drivers to experience unprecedented performance. To learn more about this pick-up contact our team today.
It’s the most desperate of battles. Across Seattle three speedsters fly - their engines roaring, their transmissions rattling. Each revs toward the top of the sales chart, trying to secure an end-of-the-year victory. Only one, after all, can claim the first place position.
According to USA Today, Ford has (yet again) delivered best-in-class performance on the charts. Despite competition from its main rivals - the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat - the Big Blue Oval has managed to sell an astounding 74,152 Mustangs for 2017. This number places it well above the rest of the sports market and, as critics note, it doesn’t include even December’s total units. The chance to break 80,000 is quite strong.
This would prove a boon for Ford - showcasing the enduring power of its Mustang. Despite having decades beneath the hood, this pony-car has remained relevant through its staggering V8 engine and high-speed potential (it roars from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds). It’s no wonder that its rivals fall short, with Chevrolet managing only 64,138 units and Dodge yielding 60,029.
The Mustang is revving toward a record-year in Seattle - and we anticipate that this trend will continue in 2018.
A picturesque world waits beyond the windows of the 2018 Fusion - but parents know that little minds can’t be entertained by rolling hills or tree-dotted horizon lines. Instead children crave pixelated stimulations, wanting to explore virtual miles instead of the ones that wait beneath the tires.
It comes as a great relief, therefore, to slip inside the new Fusion and find a wealth of infotainment.
According to the NY Daily News, the 2018 Fusion proves perfect for families craving connectivity. Seamlessly integrate smartphone content (including social streams and engine bookmarks) via the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies. Optional wi-fi hotspots allow users to remain in-sync while traveling; while Siri Eyes Free software provides voice-activated interfacing. Seek out custom playlists with help from SiriusXM satellite radio, and feel the cabin shake from the power of the 10-speaker audio system.
At the center of the Fusion’s digital capabilities is the SYNC 3 console. This MyFord successor delivers premium entertainment - with its 4.2-inch LCD display screen featuring HD visuals and simple swipe-to-control commands. Use the advanced software to: locate well-reviewed restaurants, stream favorite stations, and interact with social media accounts.
The 2018 Fusion provides parents with much-needed digital support. To learn more about this and other Ford sedans contact our team today.
Size does matter in Seattle - with unwieldy frames demanding an excess of fuel. Their bulky weights strain engines and patience alike, forcing consumers to constantly seek out station pumps. The bigger is better philosophy proves less than budget-friendly.
This is why Ford wishes to deliver a more efficient highway experience - by shedding crucial pounds from its 2017 Super Duty.
As US News reports, the 2017 Super Duty offers a trim new look for winter. Boasting slim aluminum panels, this truck has reduced its overall weight by 350 pounds. While this number seems (at first glance) to be less than impressive, Ford reminds drivers that the loss ensures maximum performance. No longer is the V8 engine burdened by bulky steel components and cast-iron coverings. Instead the entire chassis has been streamlined, providing more effective power distribution.
By reducing its heft - and simultaneously extending its wheelbase to 164.2-inches - the 2017 Super Duty proves ready for every challenge. Its new svelte profile promises increased performance, allowing the engine to achieve up to 400 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque (a feat that was once impossible when the truck offered a traditional steel construction).
Less truly is more!
For further information about the 2017 Super Duty contact our team today.