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Tuned Ford F-150 Looks Like It Tries A Bit Too Hard [w/Video] 20
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Videos, Forgiato, tuning, video, Wheels on 01 20th, 2018


As consumers continue to demand more SUVs and pickups, it's inevitable that some of them will turn to different tuners for personalization.
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Daimler CEO Names His Four Automotive Icons, Do You Agree With His Picks? 19
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Mustang, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, mercedes, Mercedes SL, porsche, Porsche-911 on 01 19th, 2018


When Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche unveiled the 2019 G-Class in Detroit last weekend, the executive revealed he only believes there are four "automotive icons" that can withstand the test of time.
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Ford Adds Over 360,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall 19
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Expedition, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, ford ranger, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury, Mercury Milan, Recalls, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Ford is recalling even more models equipped with faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata. The latest action, which is part of the NHTSA's planned expansion, counts a total of 364,523 vehicles, 327,796 of which are in the United States and federalized territories, and 36,727 in Canada.
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Is The Bullitt More Than Just A Slightly Upgraded Mustang GT? 19
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Mustang, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Looking at the numbers, the special edition 2019 Mustang Bullitt doesn't seem all that different than the V8-powered GT on which it's based.
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Seal Beach Police Department To Get Saleen S302 Police Mustang 18
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in Ford, Ford Mustang, Police, Police Cars, Saleen on 01 18th, 2018


Back in 1990, The Seal Beach Police Department in Seal Beach, Calif. received a special edition Saleen Mustang SB/S for police duty. Nearly 28 years later, the police department is getting a modern version of the tuning company’s high-performance Mustang.
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coming In 2019 With 700+ HP 16
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Film, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Shelby, video on 01 16th, 2018


Ford has confirmed one of the worst kept secrets in Detroit, a new Mustang Shelby GT500 is coming to battle the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

Described as the “pinnacle of Mustang performance,” the GT500 will be a fast-back coupe that is twice as powerful as the original 1967 model. Ford is keeping detailed specifications under wraps but the automaker confirmed the car is projected to produce more than 700 hp (522 kW).

Power will be provided by a supercharged V8 engine and it will enable the Mustang to become the most powerful street-legal production model Ford has ever produced. The GT500 will even surpass the output of the Ford GT which has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that develops 647 hp (482 kW).

The outrageous performance won’t be limited to the engine as Ford says the Mustang has been “engineered to stand apart on roadways and race tracks.” That’s pretty vague but the company said we can expect “innovative track technologies, performance hardware, plus aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.”

The Mustang Shelby GT500 will be launched next year and an assortment of leaks and rumors have suggested the car will have a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that is paired to a dual-clutch transmission. We can also expect carbon-ceramic brakes, a speedometer that tops out at 214 mph (344 km/h), and a dedicated Drag Strip mode – among other things.

Ford declined to say when the car will be unveiled but we can expect to learn more about the model in the coming months.

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2019 Ford Edge ST Brings A Class-Leading Twin-Turbo V6 To Detroit 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, Ford Edge, new cars on 01 15th, 2018


If you were in the market for a performance crossover from mainstream brands, your choices used to be fairly limited but that’s been changing over the past few years as automakers have rolled out models such as the Dodge Durango SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

The latest to join the fray is the Ford Edge ST which is celebrating its debut at the North American International Auto Show. While the model isn’t nearly as powerful as the Durango or Trackhawk, it features a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine which produces 335 hp (249 kW) and 380 lb-ft (514 Nm) of torque. It is connected to eight-speed automatic transmission and a standard all-wheel drive system.

Those aren’t earth-shattering figures but Ford says the Edge ST has the most powerful V6 engine in its class. It’s also a healthy increase over the previous Edge Sport which featured the same engine rated at 315 hp (234 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque.

Besides the upgraded engine, the Edge ST has a sport-tuned suspension and a special Sport mode which provides a more aggressive throttle response, revised shifting patterns, sharper engine braking, and a more robust exhaust note.

On the styling front, the crossover has an aggressive appearance thanks to a sportier front fascia with a mesh grille. The model has also been equipped with new side skirts, a unique dual exhaust system, and 20-inch wheels which can be outfitted with summer-only tires.

The interior receives some minor modifications including unique seats with ST badging and additional bolstering. Drivers will also find steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Ford Performance scuff plates.

The performance-oriented model is based on the facelifted Edge which features a revised front fascia with a new grille and standard LED headlights. The model also has a new hood, a revised liftgate, and an updated interior with a redesigned center console as well as a new rotary gear selector.

Under the hood, there’s an upgraded 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine which now produces 250 hp (186 kW) and 275 lb-ft (372 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a new eight-speed automatic transmission and it features start/stop technology to improve fuel efficiency.

Both the Edge and the Edge ST will go on sale in the United States this summer.

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This Rusty ’69 Mustang Stole The New ’19 Bullitt’s Thunder In Detroit 15
Jan
Posted by Brad Anderson in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, Reports, video on 01 15th, 2018


The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt isn’t the fastest or most powerful variant in the Mustang family but that doesn’t matter. What does matter is the history of the Bullitt name and Ford’s decision to revive it with the sixth-gen Mustang.

To celebrate the launch of the new car at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford brought along one of two original Mustangs that were used during the filming of Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

This car has been in a private collection for nearly 40 years and was the glamour car used in the iconic movie. Unlike the original stunt car which was recently discovered in Mexico and was almost transformed into an Eleanor, this 1968 Mustang Bullitt remains completely original. On the eve of the show, it was revealed to Molly McQueen, the granddaughter of Steve McQueen, for the very first time.

The car is currently owned by Sean Kiernan and will likely remain in his ownership, despite being valued by Hagerty at roughly $4 million.

“Valuing a vehicle that is among the most cherished movie cars of all time is difficult, if not impossible,” says Hagerty CEO, McKeel Hagerty. “It’s ultimately worth what someone will pay for it. Steve McQueen is such an icon in the car world, though, that we expect a lot of interest in owning it, which will increase its price, if in fact the owner sells it. We saw the same thing happen with other iconic TV and movie cars like the original Batmobile, which sold for $4.6M in 2013, and the James Bond Aston Martin DB5, which sold for $4.1M in 2010. It would not be surprising if the Bullitt – were it to come to auction – would be in a similar range.”

To honor the original Mustang from Bullitt, the new 2019MY car is painted in the same shade of Dark Highland Green and receives a number of chrome accents, 19-inch wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, and a bespoke front grille, together with an upgraded 5.0L V8 engine that will deliver at least 475 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, and a bespoke exhaust with a signature sound.

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2019 Ford Ranger Wants To Become America’s Default Midsize Truck 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Ford has revealed the hotly-anticipated Ranger midsize pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show.

Fueled by the growing demand for midsize trucks in the US, Ford developed the new Ranger specifically for North American customers, making it also the first time the Ranger nameplate is offered in these parts of the world since 2011.

Based on a steel frame, the new Ford Ranger comes with an independent front and a solid rear axle from Dana on both 2WD and 4WD models, offering as an option an electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4 models) for better off-road traction.

Power is provided from the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s upgraded with a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams for added durability. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is the only option and a class-exclusive feature. Ford hasn’t released any performance figures yet.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

If off-road performance is important to you, Ford will offer the new Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package which features more capable shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates and an innovative Terrain Management system with four different driving modes. The FX4 pack also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control but designed for low speeds on rugged terrains.

The new Ford Ranger will also offer a long list of driver-assist and safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Production of the all-new Ford Ranger will start late this year at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, with sales set to begin in early 2019.

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2019 Ford Ranger Wants To Become America’s Default Midsize Truck 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Ford has revealed the hotly-anticipated Ranger midsize pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show.

Fueled by the growing demand for midsize trucks in the US, Ford developed the new Ranger specifically for North American customers, making it also the first time the Ranger nameplate is offered in these parts of the world since 2011.

Based on a steel frame, the new Ford Ranger comes with an independent front and a solid rear axle from Dana on both 2WD and 4WD models, offering as an option an electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4 models) for better off-road traction.

Power is provided from the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s upgraded with a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams for added durability. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is the only option and a class-exclusive feature. Ford hasn’t released any performance figures yet.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

If off-road performance is important to you, Ford will offer the new Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package which features more capable shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates and an innovative Terrain Management system with four different driving modes. The FX4 pack also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control but designed for low speeds on rugged terrains.

The new Ford Ranger will also offer a long list of driver-assist and safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Production of the all-new Ford Ranger will start late this year at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, with sales set to begin in early 2019.

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2019 Ford Ranger Available In 8 Different Colors, Loves The Outdoors 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Since its unveiling prior to the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we’ve learned that the all-new Ford Ranger will be available in 8 different colors, spread across nine configurations in total.

So whether you go for the SuperCab or the SuperCrew version, you’ll be able to get it in either XL, XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome or Lariat Sport.

Available colors include Saber Orange, like the press release car, Lightning Blue, Hot Pepper Red, Absolute Black, Magnetic Gray, Ingot Silver, White Platinum and Oxford White.

Buyers who require increased off-road capability from their new Ranger can opt for the FX4 package, which features bash and skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires and a status screen on which you can monitor pitch and roll, as well as the steering angle.

Other options include the 8″ SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AC power outlets, a premium audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

As for active safety, the 2019 Ranger comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, while Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Sensing, Blind Spot Information and Pedestrian Detection are also available.

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2019 Ford Ranger Available In 8 Different Colors, Loves The Outdoors 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Since its unveiling prior to the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we’ve learned that the all-new Ford Ranger will be available in 8 different colors, spread across nine configurations in total.

So whether you go for the SuperCab or the SuperCrew version, you’ll be able to get it in either XL, XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome or Lariat Sport.

Available colors include Saber Orange, like the press release car, Lightning Blue, Hot Pepper Red, Absolute Black, Magnetic Gray, Ingot Silver, White Platinum and Oxford White.

Buyers who require increased off-road capability from their new Ranger can opt for the FX4 package, which features bash and skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires and a status screen on which you can monitor pitch and roll, as well as the steering angle.

Other options include the 8″ SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AC power outlets, a premium audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

As for active safety, the 2019 Ranger comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, while Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Sensing, Blind Spot Information and Pedestrian Detection are also available.

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Ford’s Bringing Back The Mach 1 As An Electric Performance SUV 15
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Electric Vehicles, Film, Ford, Ford Videos, video on 01 15th, 2018


Between the new Ranger, the Bullitt Mustang, and the Edge ST, Ford has plenty of new metal to showcase at the Detroit Auto Show this year. But the one that’s sparked our imagination the most isn’t even there.

Alongside all the new models revealed, Ford announced a new performance SUV in the pipeline. It’ll be all-electric, and it’ll be called the Mach 1.

Recognize the name? It was a variant of the Mustang sold back in the 1970s, and again a few years after the turn of the millennium. This time it won’t be on a pony car, though, adopting a much larger (or at least taller) form – ostensibly to take on the Tesla Model X.

The project is being developed by Ford Team Edison, the automaker’s electric propulsion division, and is set to debut sometime in 2020. More than that, we don’t know at the moment, but the Blue Oval has released this minute-long teaser video to drum up a little excitement.

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Unveiled With More Power And Signature Exhaust 14
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, Ford Mustang, Ford Videos, new cars, video on 01 14th, 2018


The rumors were true as Ford presented a new generation of its lauded Mustang Bullitt based on the S-550 at the Detroit auto show on Sunday.

Ford fed this 2019 special-edition Mustang a manual transmission, where the gear shifter features a white cue ball knob as a nod to the car that lit up our movie screens 50 years ago.

The new Bullitt is also wearing everything from the Mustang GT Premium and Performance Package, while its upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine pushes down 475 HP and 420 lb-ft (570 Nm) of torque, allowing for a top speed of 163 mph (263 km/h).

Standard equipment includes the leather steering wheel, unique green accent stitching and a 12″ all-digital LCD instrument cluster (identical to the one in the 2018 Mustang), although the Bullitt comes with a unique welcome screen that features an image of the car instead of the pony logo.

“This new Bullitt is, as Steve McQueen was, effortlessly cool,” stated Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “As a designer, it’s my favorite Mustang – devoid of stripes, spoilers and badges. It doesn’t need to scream about anything – it’s just cool.”

As for why the car sounds the way it does, it’s the standard active valve performance exhaust system with new Black NitroPlate exhaust tips that’s responsible for the signature burble. The Bullitt also has a new Open Air Induction System and a Shelby GT350 intake manifold with 87 mm throttle bodies and powertrain control module calibration.

With color options, you get to choose between Shadow Black or the classic Dark Highland Green (like in the movie). Then there are the subtle chrome accents (around the grille and front windows), 19″ wheels, red-painted Brembo brakes and the bespoke front grille. Put it all together and you’ll find that the 2019 car does a good job paying tribute to the original.

“When making a Bullitt, there are certain things it absolutely must have,” added Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “It has to have the right attitude, it has to be unique in some way from the Mustang GT, and more than anything, it has to be bad ass.”

Customers are limited to just three factory options, the MagneRide semi-active suspension system, the black leather-trimmed Recaro seats and the Electronics Package, which includes sat-nav, driver memory seats and mirrors, an upgraded sound system and Blind Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert.

To sum it up, the 475 HP Bullitt Mustang is 8 mph (13 km/h) faster than the 460 HP Mustang GT, has bespoke visuals inside and out and sounds a lot more intimidating.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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