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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
    fuzzymoomoo

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    The rollout of the Ranger was also deliberately slow.
  3. 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.
  4. 2 points
    twintornados

    Ford patent on huge windshield

    No, this is "Very Tesla-esque".... ...and this.
  5. 1 point
    SoonerLS

    2020 F350

    I've been looking at Super Duties because I'm looking at towing some stuff that's beyond my F-150s performance envelope, but I don't particularly want a diesel as a daily driver. There's no way I could justify the added purchase, fuel, and maintenance costs, and the gassers would do fine with the hauling I need to do.
  6. 1 point
    bzcat

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    Ford losing momentum in SUVs is largely due to the fact that it left those models unchanged for far too long. You can't snap the momentum with new versions if the base line sales had deteriorated so much in the waning years of previous gen. It will take concerted effort for Ford to build up Escape again since it fell out of people's consideration list. Most people lease these SUVs and they churn them every 24 or 36 months. Ford's idiotic 7 year model cycle means people aren't coming back for the same looking Escape twice or three times... CR-V, RAV4, and Equinox all got two brand new model change overs in the same time span as the previous gen The new Escape is going to take time to regain market share but it may not be able to reach the heights that previous gen reached. But if Ford can stick to 5 year model cycle like its competitors, maybe there is hope for next gen Escape to build on the momentum of the current gen.
  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
    T-dubz

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    ford needs a new grille. That one has been played out already. I’m surprised that the equinox sold that much. I’d take the new escape over the equinox.
  10. 1 point
    fuzzymoomoo

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    I don't remember saying that at all actually. It looks more like an evolution of the current one with a little more of the 15-18 Focus in it. Now that I think about it, it may not have actually been NG Edge at all, the proportions I remember (don't have the image anymore) don't seem like an Edge-type vehicle.
  11. 1 point
    jpd80

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    Is that you, Alan Mulally?
  12. 1 point
    Why would Ford patent ZF's rear steer?
  13. 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.
  14. 1 point
    I'd think you'd see it at the LA Auto in November for NA.
  15. 1 point
    mackinaw

    '19 Year End Sale Totals

    We had this discussion before. You're completely ignoring dividends. Ford pays a nice one. For an old guy like me, dividends make up a large part of my yearly income.
  16. 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.
  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
  21. 1 point
    Since its 2020, might as well update this: CY 2020 2021 F-150 and F-150 Hybrid 2021 Bronco Family-Spring 2020 unveiling 4 Door Bronco-Late Fall/Early Winter (possible Job 1 Dec 7) 2 Door Bronco-Late Fall/Early Winter (possible Job 1 Dec 7) Baby Bronco-Summer/Fall 2020 2021 Mustang Refresh/hybrid? Seems like I'm missing something here-the SD is technically a 2019 release since its in production already. CY 2021 2021 Mustang Mach E-Spring release 2022 F-150 BEV 2022 Fusion Crossover-Spring/Summer 2021? Baby Bronco\compact Pickup-Spring/Summer 2021? Transit Connect refresh-Spring/Summer 2021? Hermosillo production starts 2022 Bronco Sport Trac/Pickup-Might be shown off during Bronco launch? 2022 Ranger? Future Products past CY 2021 New Mustang on CD6 Mid sized CUV BEV for Lincoln and Ford Rivan based SUV/Pickup For Lincoln and Ford, respectively Small BEV based on VW platform (EU) Edge and Nautilus replacements "Affordable" Ford Product ?
  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
    akirby

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    The reason they changed from 1.6L to 1.5L is due to European displacement regulations.
  24. 1 point
    YT90SC

    2018 25K 1.5L EB Coolant loss

    The 1.5 is 95% the same as the 1.6. They changed the head to stop the cracks and installed a water to air intercooler. Still has a timing belt, look identical on the bench once the intake and exhaust have been removed. Ford claims most of the issue is powertrain software calibration. There is a program to reprogram Escapes with the hopes that it stops them from popping. I'm not sure how it will, but it is out there.
  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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