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  1. 3 points
    RichardJensen

    New light & medium duty news

    350 hp in an E-Series. Three hundred and fifty horsepower in an E-Series. (Insert appropriate 'back in my day' quote about 1980s engines.)
  2. 2 points
    SoonerLS

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    Might also have something to do with fiscal year timing. I don't know about the po-leese, but when I worked for a state agency, our fiscal year ran from July 1-June 30. Our spending on bigger projects tended to happen more in late spring/early summer, when the budget situation was more solid (you didn't have to worry, f'rinstance, about a sudden spike in winter energy costs knocking a big hole in your available funds).
  3. 2 points
    fuzzymoomoo

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    The rollout of the Ranger was also deliberately slow.
  4. 2 points
    jpd80

    New light & medium duty news

    The literature I saw had a 300 hp 7.3 option for the E Series, that must be the fuel efficiency version your highlighted passage was referring to. I saw 300 hp and 350 hp versions for E Series and 350 hp and 430 hp versions for F53 & F59.
  5. 2 points
    twintornados

    Ford patent on huge windshield

    No, this is "Very Tesla-esque".... ...and this.
  6. 1 point
    ExplorerDude

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    We were told at a recent meeting that we are going to go hard on selling the 2020 Explorer XLTs, supposedly towards the end of the 1st quarter. They said they plan on selling about 80,000 more Explorers in 2020 than in 2019. So you’re looking at them getting back to 250,000 Explorers this year. That was an absolute commitment that they were serious about. As for Escape, they basically indicated that the Escape has moved up market in pricing and that they expected sales to shrink with that change. Looks like they don’t plan on going as volume crazy on Escape. They admitted they overproduced the 2019 Escape. It was quite the cluster to hear this. The Escape matters but I’m puzzled because it doesn’t seem like there’s a plan and there are no decent programs on it. They expect about 150,000 Bronco Sports annually once production with that gets up and running.
  7. 1 point
    Bob Rosadini

    2020 F350

    You would buy a 7.3 over a 6.7 IF you need the power on the occasions when you use the truck. That is if you are not a high mileage operator that will pay off the diesel premium on the basis of your annual mileage and its likely better mpg numbers the 6.7 is NOT a good deal for you. There are plenty of operators in class 4-7 who load to the max on occasion but don't run a lot of miles to justify the 6.7's better mpg numbers. Key will be just how economical is the 7.3 in terms of fuel consumption. Based on that low end torque it appears the 7.3 puts out, it would seem a competent driver will do well with it. It like the Ecoboost question. Some have said it should be called .."Eco or boost" -because you can't have all that power AND economy. I say you can-drive it with a light foot and it will lug down and pull in a higher gear at low RPM. Want to put your foot in it? Be prepared to see your mpg drop.
  8. 1 point
    Nickp

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    Mike Levine says Ford sold more raptors than Chevy sold corvettes.
  9. 1 point
    jpd80

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    Is that you, Alan Mulally?
  10. 1 point
    Why would Ford patent ZF's rear steer?
  11. 1 point
    mackinaw

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    For many months last year, some were lamenting the slow sales start for the Ranger. Now, I see in December Ford sold over 14,000 Rangers. I agree with Kirby, way too early to pass judgement on the Escape or Explorer. Let's have this discussion in July.
  12. 1 point
    akirby

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    That's only one region and I don't think they had massive incentives on the 2020s. On the website it says $2K rebate just announced - I don't know what it was before. I'm not saying it is or it isn't a problem - I'm just saying it's too early to tell either way.
  13. 1 point
    I'd think you'd see it at the LA Auto in November for NA.
  14. 1 point
    Sirius/XM, Ford Pass, navigation, wifi, etc. Used to be the "shark fin" on the front of the cab, now it's two modules on the back.
  15. 1 point
    630land

    Rivian gets 1.3 Billion Investment

    Glad to see the former IL Mitsubishi plant, aka "DSM", being reused. After all the fanfare when it opened in 1988, I'd have hated to see it wasted.
  16. 1 point
    blwnsmoke

    2020 F350

    Someone who doesnt want to spend $10,000 more for the engine.
  17. 1 point
    akirby

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    Congrats - you made it through a Ranger comment without using the word hack job. If you think back to 2011 they were only selling 600k F series back then and the impact on sales might have been different back then.
  18. 1 point
    akirby

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    F series + Ranger - 986k for 2019 vs 910k for F series in 2018. Very little (if any) cannibalization of F150 sales by Ranger. Excellent showing by Ranger given the option limitations.
  19. 1 point
    Flying68

    New light & medium duty news

    https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/08/01/ford-73-liter-V8-best-in-class-gas-power-torque-heavy-duty-pickup.html A dyno-certified version of the 7.3-liter V8 producing 350 horsepower at 3,900 rpm and 468 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,900 rpm will be standard on F-450 chassis cab, F-550, the new F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks, and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models. The upgraded E-Series will also feature the 7.3-liter V8. An optional calibration intended to help customers reduce their fuel consumption will also be offered; more information will be made available at a later date. So it looks like you could end up with 3 different power ratings in an E-Series depending on if you end up >14,000lb GVWR (which requires dyno certification).
  20. 1 point
    SoonerLS

    Ford patent on huge windshield

    Or maybe a Crown Vic Skyliner made with modern materials engineering:
  21. 1 point
    @sho94_2000 What he is saying is that your IP address resolves back to the same IP address that a banned user used. Might be a coincidence, but consider yourself warned since I haven't bothered to check the older messages to see if they are similar to yours. But from your posts you seem to be a borderline troll...
  22. 1 point
    I was about to just say that-the show starts June 15th if I'm not mistaken. As for timelines- The latest rumor has it that the Baby Bronco will go to Hermosillo (along with Transit Connect and TC based compact pickup), not the other plant building the Mach E. I haven't seen an end of production date for the MKZ or Fusion yet...so when that happens, that will be a very clear indication when the Baby Bronco is ready. I'm assuming that is going to happen in May or so, and the Baby Bronco will start hitting the lots in October. The full size Bronco will start production very late in the Summer (September/October) and we might see it by years end, but I'm thinking it will show up next January in Dealer lots. If the Baby Bronco is shown off first, the "full sized" Bronco needs to be shown off also. Ford might just show the Baby Bronco and Bronco together and show off a limited range topper like the Bronco R at the NAIAS instead, just to keep excitement levels up for it. The upside to all of this is that is happening in the next 180 days or less...so there is light at the end of the tunnel after waiting nearly 3 1/2 years for it.
  23. 1 point
    It hasn't had one for 3 years now.
  24. 1 point
    https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ford-ranger-mustang-v8-engine Please sweet baby Jesus, let this come to the Bronco; in the name of the 5.0 and the Holy Raptor, Amen 🙏
  25. 1 point
    CLTEcoBoost

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    IF I have the issue with my Fusion and decide to stick with a sedan, I'm finally going to be a Toyota convert after MANY years of putting up with Ford and GM issues. I'm too old to put up with their nonsense any longer.
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