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New Ford Focus RS Production Starts

The first production example of the exciting new Ford Focus RS rolled off the production line today at Ford of Europe's Saarlouis plant in Germany. The 305 PS (224 kW) / 440 Nm top of the range performance version of the Focus extends the flexible production mix at the Saarlouis Plant. The German facility already produces the Ford Focus range in 3- and 5-door hatchback, wagon and sporty ST bodystyles, plus the C-MAX and Kuga models. Saarlouis is one of Ford's seven vehicle assembly plants

ROUSH Exhibiting at the Detroit Auto Show

For the first time in company history, ROUSH® Performance has a vehicle on display at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, more commonly known as the Detroit Auto Show. ROUSH® is showing a propane F-150 and the ROUSH® Electric Vehicle (REV) in support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In fact, you can even take the REV for a test drive around a 70,000-square-foot indoor track lined with more than 100 Michigan maple, pine and birch trees, waterfalls and countless flowers in full blo

Ecoboost Technology: Direct Injection Is Cool

Direct injection is one of the cool technologies that makes Ford’s new EcoBoost engine possible. The all-new engine delivers better fuel economy and reduced emissions as well as improved performance and engine refinement gives it a cool all its own. With an estimated, class-leading 355 horsepower, the 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost is expected to deliver best-in-class highway fuel economy of 25 mpg. With its premium EcoBoost engine, the new Lincoln will deliver more power and better highway efficiency than

Introduction Of 3.5-Liter Ecoboost V-6 Engine Adds Even More Versatility To Distinctive Ford Flex

Ford Flex turns heads with its distinctive design – and in 2009, the unique full-size crossover becomes even more noteworthy, thanks to an available twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This all-new engine gives Flex V-8 power and performance feel with the fuel economy of a V-6. The twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 produces an estimated 355 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 350 foot-pounds of torque at 3,500 rpm. In addition

Red-Hot Torture: New Ecoboost Engine’S Turbochargers Glow In Durability Testing

It’s difficult to get the twin turbochargers in the new Ford EcoBoost V-6 engine too hot under the collar.  Not that Ford engineers didn’t try. Working to ensure the long-life reliability of the dual-turbo, direct-injected engine, Ford put the new engine through a barrage of torture testing. One of the key areas of testing focused on the two turbos – key weapons in the EcoBoost strategy to deliver the performance of a V-8 with the f

Ford Fusion Tops Toyota Camry, Honda Accord Again With Best-In-Class 34 MPG 4-Cylinder Model

The Ford Fusion is now America’s most fuel efficient mid-size sedan for both hybrid and conventional gasoline models. Ford announced today that new four-cylinder Ford Fusion S has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at 34 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city – beating both the gasoline-powered Camry and Honda Accord models. The news follows certification of the Ford Fusion Hybrid at 41 mpg rating in the city and

Ford’s F-Series Reigns As America’s Best-Selling Truck And Best-Selling Vehicle In 2008

The beat goes on. For the 32nd year in a row, Ford’s award-winning F-Series is America’s best-selling truck with 2008 sales of 515,513. F-series outsold its nearest truck rival by more than 50,000 units. In addition, for the 27th year in a row, F-Series is once again America’s best-selling vehicle of any type – car, crossover, SUV, truck or van. “Our thanks go out to our customers, our dealers and, of course, the Ford employees an

2010 ford shelby gt500 packs more powerful punch

2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Packs More Powerful Punch

The new 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 delivers the most power and refinement ever for a Ford SVT-tuned performance Mustang – and a few surprises, too. “The 2010 Shelby GT500 demonstrates Ford’s continuing commitment to high-performance vehicles,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.  “In addition to the numerous performance and refinement improvements inside and out, the 2010 Shelby GT500 is an estimated 2 miles per gallon more fuel efficient on the highway.” “We�

Ford Answers Customer RequestsFor Better Vehicle Visibility

Maneuvering through crowded mall traffic is a challenge on a good day. It is even less fun when it comes time to back out of the parking spot it took you so long to find. Ford Motor Company is answering consumer requests for more visibility around their vehicles. Ford plans to continue its aggressive technology onsl

41 Mpg! All-New Ford Fusion Hybrid Is Now America’s Most Fuel-Efficient Mid-Size Car

The all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid is now officially America’s most fuel efficient mid-size car with a certified 41 mpg rating in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, topping the Toyota Camry hybrid by 8 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway. “The new Ford Fusion Hybrid not only significantly exceeds the competition but also embodies Ford’s 100 percent commitment to fuel efficiency leadership, quality, innovation and advanced technolog

Ford Flex Racks Up Impressive List Of Honors

With its distinctive design and host of class-leading technologies, the all-new 2009 Ford Flex has been earning acclaim from consumers and critics alike. The Flex is successfully attracting new customers to Ford, half of which are completely new to the Ford brand. And in its short time in the marketplace, the vehicle has received an array of awards – from being named “Ultimate Road Trip Car” by Maxim Magazine to being voted “Overall CUV of the Year” by the Texas Auto Writers Association. Last week,

Ford Galaxy And S-Max: No.1 For Reliability According To DEKRA

Ford of Europe's latest generation of Multi-Activity Vehicles have convinced the German vehicle testing agency DEKRA e.V.  In DEKRA's latest 'Failure Report 2009', the Ford Galaxy and S-MAX models not only prove their reliability by winning in their group with up to 50,000 km mileage, but gain additional recognition for being vehicles with the lowest overall failure rate in the DEKRA vehicle certificate tests in Germany. The impressive results s