Ford Sells 500,000th EcoBoost Engine for F-150 As Customer Preference Shifts to V6 Engines

Ford marks a major milestone with the sale of its 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost®-equipped F-150. Just more than three years after its introduction, popularity of Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine continues to grow among F-150 customers as its cumulative fuel savings continue to increase.

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Ford today announced the new 2015 Ford Expedition featuring a 3.5-liter, direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine usually found in Ford F-Series vehicles. The new fullsize SUV will debut today at the 2014 DFW Auto Show in Dallas, Texas.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which will be the only engine offered in the new Expedition fleet in North America results to a more powerful and fuel-efficient Expedition. The new truck will also be equipped with a six-speed SelecShift automatic transmission in manual mode allowing the driver to use a shift-mounted rocker switch to choose the desired gear. Using a suite of sensors that detect 46 unique body, steering and braking inputs, the advanced suspension monitors body motion and then adjusts Expedition’s damping system in milliseconds to manage the vehicle’s natural body motion. A vehicle with poor damping feels as if it is bouncing on its suspension springs; continuously controlled damping recognizes the weight of the vehicle, steering feedback and road undulations and then reacts accordingly, helping to control body motion so passengers experience an orderly, comfortable ride. Read more

Land Rover Ad Makes You Want to Embrace The Elements #Video

January 28, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: MotorNews, U.S. Cars, VIDEO

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Latest to catch up with the hashtag craze is Land Rover, with its latest Great Britain campaign dubbed #hibernot. Hibernate, not, Land Rover says, and in this video below, see how it makes you want to get out in the cold – experience the snow, the splash of the freezing surf, as long as you have a Discovery to, well, drive you home after all the tete-a-tete with nature. Read more

Tesla Driver Completes first Electric Vehicle U.S. Coast-to-Coast Trip with Model S

Using Tesla‘s exclusive supercharging network, John Gleeney together with daughter Jill Glenney made the first ever coast to coast drive using an all electric vehicle, from New York to LA in less than a week using 28 supercharging stations, according to Silicon Beat. Read more

Ford F-150 to Offer Ability to Run on Compressed Natural Gas; Sales of Ford CNG-Prepped Vehicles Continue Growth

Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup in the U.S.

The 2014 Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V6 engine will be available this fall with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. Read more

MyFord Mobile App Hint on Ford Hybrid's Efficiency, 60% Drive Time in Electric-Only Mode

With the help of its MyFord Mobile app, Ford is able to gather data on its plug-in vehicles and one of these findings is that these cars (Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi) have driven 60% of their miles in electric-only mode. Read more

Tesla SuperCharging stations

We already know that Tesla will be adding more Supercharger stations across the US. That’s one exciting news but what we don’t know is that Tesla is also speeding up charging time. Read more

Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST now with Power-Boosting Mountune #Video

July 16, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | st

Filed Under: MotorNews, U.S. Cars, VIDEO

Ford Offers Focus ST and Fiesta ST with Power-Boosting Mountune Upgrades #Video

Ford‘s critically acclaimed Focus ST and Fiesta ST hot hatches just got hotter with the introduction of official Mountune upgrades.

The packages are developed by race engine and road-car performance specialist Mountune, and boost output from the Focus ST’s 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine to 275 PS; 10 PS more than from a Porsche Boxster that, at £38,237, costs £15,000 more.

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Cadillac discontinues flagship halo car project

July 12, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | rb

Filed Under: MotorNews, U.S. Cars

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And what might seem to be an unfortunate event, Cadillac is no longer continuing the project it has recently started. Designers have been working on a concept car but couldn’t get it right. Reportedly, the car would have the elements of the previous Ciel concept. It would set to be more expensive at about a hundred thousand dollars too. It was supposed to be a new halo flagship car project. Read more

2014 Camaro Concept will be the next Bumblebee

July 10, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | rb

Filed Under: MotorNews, U.S. Cars

2014 Camaro Concept will be the next Bumblebee

Looking at hundreds of cars every week, I can say that I sometimes can’t tell the difference anymore. But there are a few that will make me want to stare at it for a while. Take for example this new 2014 Chevy Camaro Concept. It’s sleek and sexy…very Bumblebee. Could this one star in the next Transformers 4 movie? You bet. Read more