Ford Bronco is Going Strong

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Kevin is a true testament that the Ford Bronco is a truck that’s in it for the long haul. He purchased his Ford Bronco back in 1989 from Richmond Ford. Today, it has 377,000 miles and is still going strong. From New York to Florida, his Ford Bronco has been through many scouting trips and even rescued other vehicles in distress stuck in mud. It even has the original engine. Not only has his truck been loyal to him, but he’s loyal to his lifelong friend. Kevin refuses to trade in his 1990 Ford Bronco for a newer model or any other truck.

So what makes him so loyal to his 1990 Ford Bronco? It’s a sturdy utility vehicle with four-wheel drive and an outdoorsy elegance. Back in 1990, the Ford Bronco came off the line with a choice of two V-8s or a 4.9 liter 150-horsepower straight-six engine. This rugged two-door truck defined a market niche, and Kevin was sold on it. Many others who have the 1990 Ford Bronco chime in right with Kevin and give it accolades for serious backwoods use, rock crawling and bogging. Others feel that there’s no other competing vehicle built in 1990 that would hold up as well. You still see tons of them on the road today.

From 1987 through 1991, the Ford Bronco saw some chances. A new aero-body style was added and most were being sold with electronic fuel injection. The Nite edition was also available from 1990 to 1992. All Broncos were constructed at the Michigan Truck Plan. V8 engines and automatic transmission became standard in the Nite, Silver and Eddie Bauer anniversary trucks.

If you’re looking for a used Ford Bronco in good condition, head on over to Richmond Ford. We offer $500 in service coupons along with outstanding customer service.

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A Peek Inside a Roush Mustang Engine at Richmond Ford West

Last week we showed off the exterior of the green Roush Mustang at Richmond Ford West. . . To cap off this week, we offer Part II, a peek at the Roush’s powerhouse engine!

Roush MustangRichmond Ford Roush MustangCheck out the Roush Crate Engine’s characteristics here. In addition to our high quality passenger cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles, we are proud to be a top-selling dealership in the nation of Roush performance orientated limited edition Mustangs. These high performance vehicles come with a warranty too! Visit us at Richmond Ford or Richmond Ford West.

Ford Reveals Special Edition Raptor Virginia!

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Owning and driving a Ford Raptor is one thing, but owning and driving a Ford Raptor Special Edition is another.  Many people like owning or having something unique, a one-of-a-kind, that not many others own.  Whether you like having something unique or you want more than the ordinary, Ford has a new package for you.

The Ford Motor Company has announced that the 2014 F-150 SVT Ford Raptor is getting an upgrade with a new Special Edition package in answer to customers and fans alike asking for a more exclusive pickup truck.  The 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition will get feature upgrades on the currently offered Luxury Package.  In addition to current offerings, the new Special Edition Raptor will include two new exterior colors of Metallic Ruby Red or Tuxedo Black Magic.   New graphics will be featured on the sides of the truck’s bed that spell out “Raptor,” so there is no mistake of what you are driving.  On the inside of the Special Edition Ford Raptor consumers will find brick red seats, applique accents on the console, door panel and other spots inside.

The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor comes with a 6.2-liter, V8 engine with 411 horsepower and 434 pound per foot of torque. The Raptor also features an electronic six speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and SelectShift Automatic.  The current 2013 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor receives 11 miles per gallon in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the highway.  The Raptor is priced to start at $43,920.  The new special edition package of the Ford Raptor will go on sale in the fall of 2013.  For more information about this Special Edition Ford Raptor, visit www.media.ford.com.  And to be driving around in your own special edition 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, visit your local new and used Virginia Ford dealer, Richmond Ford!

There’s A New Package For The 2013 Ford Focus Virginia!

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One of Ford’s top-selling models, the sporty hatchback 2013 Ford Focus ST, has a new package to offer consumers, but it’s not from Ford.  Hennessey Performance, an aftermarket company that offers high-performance packages and modifications to various auto models, now offers a package for the 2013 Ford Focus ST; the Ford Focus ST HPE300 Performance Upgrade.

Hennessey Performance, located in the Lonestar Motorsports Park 45 minutes west of Houston, Texas, is offering the Focus ST HPE300 package for $1,495.00.  This package includes the following upgrades for the 2013 Ford Focus ST.

  • HPE Air Induction System
  • HPE Engine Management Calibration
  • Hennessey Exterior Badging
  • Serial-Numbered Dash and Engine Plaques

The HPE Air Induction System will bring the output of your Focus ST from 252 horsepower to 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque to 305 pound-feet of torque.  The serial-numbered plaques will also proudly display which number of the only 300 HPE300 packages offered for your Ford Focus ST Virginia.  There is also an optional upgrade offered with this package, a stainless-steel cat-back exhaust.  Other separate upgrades for the 2013 Ford Focus ST offered by Hennessey Performance, include a Hennessey Tuned Handheld Programmer, a Hennessey Focus ST Air Induction System and a Magnaflow Performance Cat-Back Exhaust.

The 2013 Ford Focus ST at your local Ford dealer, starts with a turbocharged direct-injection 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, a six speed manual transmission, 252 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.  Sports suspension with enhanced traction and handling and high-performance front and rear disc brakes add to the sporty performance of the Ford Focus ST. To get your hands on the wheel of this sporty hatchback, visit your local new and used Virginia Ford dealer, Richmond Ford.  Here you can find the 2013 Ford Focus ST starting at $23,700.  And for more information about the Focus ST HPE300 package from Hennessey Performance, visit topspeed.com.  What are you waiting for Virginia?

Ford Introduces Special Edition F-150 Virginia!

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One of America’s top-selling vehicles is the Ford F-150.  And if you are one of the many American’s who is a fan of the Ford F-150 pickup truck, then you may be happy to hear that Ford has introduced a special edition F-150 pickup truck; the Ford F-150 King Ranch Special Edition.  Ford debuted this special edition at the 2013 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit, Michigan last month, and now we will debut some of what makes it special, to you.

The exterior of the Ford F-150 King Ranch Special Edition gained a few changes, which include a tweaked three-bar grille, painted King Ranch accents on the 18-inch, seven-spoke aluminum wheels and special badging.  Although the exterior does not feature many changes, the interior has plenty to offer.  The F-150 King Ranch Special Edition seats are wrapped in Chaparrel leather with special King Ranch embroidery.  Ford gave the dashboard a faux wood edging with added ambient lighting for special effect.  Other standard features of the Ford F-150 King Ranch Special Edition include remote keyless entry, reverse sensing system, rear view camera, the MyFord Touch system, MyKey and a 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen.  Under the hood, the Ford F-150 King Ranch special edition comes with your choice in engines.  Choose from a 3.5-liter Ecoboost, V-6 with 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque or a 5.0-liter, V-8, with 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.  You will also be getting 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.

All of these special features on the F-150 King Ranch Special Edition are available starting at $43,515.  For more information visit topspeed.com.  And of course, you can find this F-150 King Ranch Special Edition at your local Virginia new and used Ford dealer, Richmond Ford.  Come visit us today and test drive this special edition King Ranch!

Finding A Big Enough Van For Your Whole Family Virginia!

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What do you drive if you have a family with more than five kids? For big families that choice becomes very limited if you no longer fit in a minivan or third-row SUV or crossover. However, you have to have something to get you from point A to point B, and Ford has a vehicle for you!

Ford has a solution for larger families, the 2013 Ford E-Series vans, which has room for everyone. The E-Series vans can seat eight, 12 or 15 passengers. Captain’s chairs are an optional feature, however, your passenger capacity will be reduced. There are three engines to choose from for you Ford E-Series van, a 4.6-liter Triton V8, a 5.4-liter Triton V8 and a 6.8-liter Triton V10 with TorqShift. The 4.6-liter Triton and the 5.4-liter Triton are also flex-fuel capable. When filling up at the pump you can use unleaded gasoline, E85 (up to 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) or any combination of both.

With two towing packages available, you can haul around more than just your family. The Class I Trailer Towing Package allows you to tow up to 5,000 pounds and the Class II/III/IV Trailer Towing Package can haul up to 10,000 pounds. The 2013 Ford E-Series Vans also offer several technology features including cruise control, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, multiple audio systems and cruise control. Safety features of the E-Series vans include a rear view camera, stability control, tire pressure monitoring system and anti-lock brakes.

The 2013 E-Series vans start at $27,810; there are five recreational models to choose from. For more information on the 2013 Ford E-Series vans, visit ford.com. And to check them out in person and take them for a test drive, visit your local new and used Ford dealer, Richmond Ford.

Take A Course At The Ford Racing Raptor Assault School Virginia!

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Are you the owner of a Ford Raptor? Would you like to learn some off-roading skills to use while driving your Ford Raptor? If you are interested in learning how to drive your Ford F-150 SVT Raptor like a pro, there’s a course for you!

Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT is home to the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School, Boss Track Attach Program and the Yamaha Champions Riding School. They have also created and now offer the Ford Racing Raptor Assault program where you can experience training and learn how to maneuver your Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on three different types of terrain. Students at the Ford Racing Raptor Assault program will train with professional off-road racers and drive on the very track used by the Lucas Off Road Racing Series.

The three terrains in the Raptor Assault experience include:

1. Desert Course (Run) – The desert course features 900 acres of “Baja-Style” off-roading terrain. The course includes four tracks that total 20 miles and include terrain such as rolling hills with high desert grass, a flat and open high-speed trail, a narrow canyon trail and a winding trail with tight corners and jumps.
2. Short Course (Jump) – The short course measures just under a mile with large, wide turns and straightaways. This course was also designed and built with the Lucas Off Road Racing Series.
3. Rock Course (Crawl) – The rock crawling course features seven acres of rock crawling and includes ledges, shelves, rock gardens, big rocks, angles and ravines. Much of the driving done on this course is low-speed, high-torque.

Choose from the Ford Racing Raptor Assault Experience or the One Day Ford Racing Raptor Assault School. Each will provide a unique experience. For more information on the Ford Racing Raptor Program including program schedules, cost, the terrain and other program details, visit raptorassualt.com. And to buy your own Ford Raptor to take on this racing experience, stop by your local new and used Ford dealer, Richmond Ford.

2012 Ford Fiesta ST ready to back up its big brother!

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2012 Ford Fiesta ST

We can’t find much fault with the 2011 Ford Fiesta, but if there’s one major gripe, it’s a lack of power (well, and paddle shifters for the dual-clutch gearbox). However, it looks like that lone complaint may be addressed with the introduction of the Fiesta ST, the smaller sibling to the recently revealed Focus ST.

Similar to the mule caught in Detroit earlier this year, the three-door Fiesta is back with a massive front-mount intercooler, revised body work, new wheels and a high-performance exhaust, along with some racy Recaros that probably won’t make the trek from prototype to production.

While it’s doubtful Ford would port over the Focus ST’s 247 horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost mill, the 180-hp turbo’d 1.6-liter or rumored EcoBoost 1.4 are definitely in the cards. With the Focus ST finally having a shot in the States, the globally-certified Fiesta ST might come along for the ride. And maybe a set of paddle shifters will be included in the package.

Source: AutoBlog

Check out the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor!

 

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2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Pickup

By JAKE LINGEMAN

A larger standard engine and more seating capacity are the big changes for the 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor pickup.

For starters, all 2011 Raptors will come standard with a 6.2-liter V8, rated at 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. The 6.2-liter engine was an option on the 2010 Raptor, while a 320-ho 5.4-liter V8 was the base engine. The change gives the brawny Raptor an additional 91 hp. Ford says the 2011 Raptor will tow up to 8,000 lbs., making it suited as a support and chase truck, as well as a race truck.

The iron block, aluminum head V8 in the Raptor is a tuned-up version of the unit used in Ford’s Super Duty pickups.

The other major change for the Raptor is the addition of a SuperCrew cab option. The SuperCrew cab adds 12 inches to the truck’s wheelbase and overall length.

The Raptor is 7 inches wider than the standard F-150, due in part to the monstrous triple-bypass shocks from Fox Racing.

The front suspension consists of a coil-on-shock, double wishbone independent setup with aluminum lower control arms and forged-steel uppers.

The rear gets a Hotchkiss-type live axle with leaf springs and outboard shock absorbers.

All four corners will roll on 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires.

The Ford powertrain team did extensive durability tests on the SVT Raptor including a 62-mile hot-weather loop in the desert that simulates the Baja 1000. Engineers also put the 6.2-liter V8 through hundreds of additional tests that most Ford engines will never see.

Inside, the Raptor gets a 4.2-inch LCD screen added the instrument cluster. The monitor, adopted from the Super Duty gauge cluster, shows everything from off-road and towing performance to steering wheel angle and drive mode. The menus are navigated with a five-way button on the steering wheel.

Pricing for the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor hasn’t been released yet, but the 2010 model had a sticker price starting at $41,995 so we expect the cost of the 2011 model to be similar. Dealers will start taking orders on Friday and the trucks will be available in dealerships late this year.

Source: Auto Week

Ford Focus with 305-hp may come to U.S. market

By RICK KRANZ, AUTOMOTIVE NEWS

Richmond Ford dealer

The Focus RS, a three-door hatchback sold in Europe

Ford may add a 300-plus-hp Focus to its U.S. lineup.

The Focus RS, a three-door hatchback sold in Europe, is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder Volvo engine with 305 hp.

Hermann Salenbauch, Ford Motor Co.’s director of advanced product creation and global performance, says the decision to sell the Focus RS here will depend on reaction from U.S. car enthusiasts, such as Focus SVT owners.

Ford is looking for “feedback from the media and customers,” he says. “How much do they like it? Is it really what they want? We are pretty confident that it is.”

The restyled, Europe-engineered 2011 Focus goes on sale here in late 2010, replacing the current model. The car will be assembled in North America. The RS model for the United States would be based on that platform, Salenbauch says. He did not say when it would arrive.

The three-door Focus SVT, a high-performance model, was discontinued during the 2004 model year. It had a $19,205 sticker, including shipping. Salenbauch says an RS model would be priced higher.

British magazine AutoCar published a gushing review of the Focus RS: “Remortgage the house, rob a bank, sell yourself, sell your own grandmother, just do whatever it takes to put an RS on your drive.”

Source: Automotive News