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  1. Ford Tests Cylinder Deactivation

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    If the words “Ford Mondeo powered by 1.0-L 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine” sound a bit incongruent, now consider that the company is researching cylinder deactivation for its little triple. Ford, working with European partners, has examined both single and “rolling” deactivation strategies for its...
  2. All-Aluminum Ford F-150 Aces Safety Tests – Leaves Rivals Trailing

    Ford Brand News - Global
    All-Aluminum Ford F-150 Aces Safety Tests – Leaves Rivals Trailing One of the less talked about advantage of Ford’s switch from steel to (mostly) aluminum construction (of the passenger cell and body) apparently is safety. In recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests...
  3. 2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Achieves 16.6/21.5 MPG in MT Tests

    Ford Brand News - Global
    2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Achieves 16.6/21.5 MPG in MT Tests Real MPG Rating Bests Chevrolet Silverado 5.3L A 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat 4x4 equipped with the twin-turbo 2.7-liter achieved 16.6/21.5/18.5 mpg city/highway/combined in our Real MPG tests. That's less thirsty than a 2015...
  4. Ford, seeking flawless Focus launch, road tests first cars off line

    Ford Brand News - Global
    Ford, seeking flawless Focus launch, road tests first cars off line Automotive News -- Jamie LaReau March 25, 2011 Ford Motor Co. is determined that its 2012 redesigned Focus will be flawless out of the gate. The automaker has been road testing the first Focus units built near Detroit for...
  5. What Will an F-150 EcoBoost Engine Look Like After a Barrage of Torture Tests?

    FIN Headline News
    What Will an F-150 EcoBoost Engine Look Like After a Barrage of Torture Tests? Meet the Powertrain Engineers in a Live Chat this Saturday www.FordInsideNews.com January 12, 2011 By: Don Roy After hauling 55 tons of lumber, running full throttle for 24 straight hours towing 11,300 pounds...
  6. Edmunds Insideline Long Term Tests: 2009 Ford Flex Limited

    Ford SUV/Crossover Discussion
    Long Term Tests: 2009 Ford Flex Limited Edmunds Insideline By: Edmunds Staff 2009 Ford Flex: Touch Me 2009 Ford Flex Limited: Mt. Whitney Road Trip - Summary 2009 Ford Flex Limited: Mt. Whitney Road Trip - Day Three - Hot Brakes 2009 Ford Flex Limited: Mount Whitney Road Trip - Day Two...
  7. Ford Fiesta First Minicar To Snag IIHS Top Safety Pick Award [Crash Tests]

    Ford Corporate News
    The Ford Fiesta sedan/hatchback is the first minicar to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award since the IIHS added a roof strength requirement for rollover protection. More » More...
  8. Ford tests new Focus to its limits

    Ford Car Discussion
    Blue Oval’s engineers take to The Alps to ensure next Focus is a winner.[/URL] More...
  9. Video: Mikko Hirvonen tests WRC Ford Focus, enters low orbit

    FIN Headline News
    Filed under: Motorsports, Performance, Europe, Videos, Hatchback, Ford, Racing Mikko Hirvonen and his 2010 Ford Focus RS WRC - Click above to watch video after the jump Our collective blogging heart goes out to Mikko Hirvonen. It's a shame to see a driver with galaxies worth of talent...
  10. Ford tests ‘12 Focus in Alps under new leader

    Ford Corporate News
    News broke just days ago that Dr. Jens Ludmann, the man responsible for heading development of the upcoming 2012 Focus, was leaving to take the helm of a yacht company. Now, Leftlane has obtained inside information that Ford has already put a new product chief in place, Helmut Reder, who was...
  11. Video: Ford shows off 2011 Explorer air leak and panel gap tests

    FIN Headline News
    Filed under: SUV, Plants/Manufacturing, Videos, Ford, Design/Style 2011 Ford Explorer goes through air leak testing - Click above to watch video after the jump Today's vehicles are quieter than ever, and while that's partially thanks to new computer modeling techniques, it also has plenty to...
  12. Driven:2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Tests Thread

    Ford Truck Discussion
    InsideLine Drives 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty Franken-diesel This PowerStroke diesel V8 is all-new and all-Ford. Gone is Ford's joint venture with Navistar, and the troubled 6.4-liter turbodiesel it produced has gone with it. This new engine is a clean-sheet design that is not only...
  13. GM Tests Plug In Technology For Line-Up

    General Motors Discussion
    We're scratching our heads over the camouflaged Saturn Vues our shooters have spotted putting around Michigan over the last week. They still have Saturn badging in the back, but what's with the taped over Chevrolet grille and Buick wheels? And then there's the hybrid badging down the side...
  14. inside line tests the new XJ sedan

    European Competition
    Awhile back I provided a up close glimpse of the new XJ back when i was at NAIAS and also got a sneak peek at its new interior. Now the reviews for this big Jag are slowly beginning to trickle in is it better than the stodgy XJs of yore...
  15. M K T - first impressions, previews, tests

    Lincoln Brand News
    a short preview: 2010 Lincoln MKT First Impressions - CarThrottle.com Tue, Sep 1, 2009 Automotive News, Road Test ...Performance wise, the MKT is a shocker. EcoBoost, EcoBoost, EcoBoost! It really is as good as people have been saying. The EcoBoost technology is being applied across the Ford...
  16. FPV F6 E Concept tests the waters

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Melbourne 2009: FPV F6 E Concept tests the waters The Blue Oval's FPV F6 is relentlessly awesome. Loud colors. Alice Cooper eye makeup. Blistering, turbocharged inline-six power. It drops the full musclecar ethos onto a completely modern Australian performance sedan. We love it, but it may not...
  17. IIHS Tests pickup trucks safety with shocking results. F-150 among Top Safety Pick

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    3 large pickups don't live up to brawny image in side tests; none rates better than marginal for occupant protection ARLINGTON, VA — The Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Dodge Ram 1500, and Nissan Titan are billed as workhorses, but the side crash protection these 2009 model large pickups provide is...
  18. Full Test: (With Video) IL Tests the 2009 F150

    Ford Truck Discussion
    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FullTests/articleId=137086?tid=edmunds.il.home.photopanel..3.*
  19. MT Tests ZR-1

    General Motors Discussion
    Prepare to be humiliated. If, that is, you're a sports-car maker other than Chevrolet. Call it what you will -- "Blue Devil," "King of the Hill," even "Steve" -- the all-new 2009 Corvette ZR1 is a world-beater. We've just spent a breathless week with the supercharged beast, the most powerful GM...
  20. Ford Conducts High Altitude EcoBoost Tests

    Ford Car Discussion
    Ford Conducts High Altitude EcoBoost Tests DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 10, 2008 - Ford engineers recently took a road trip to Colorado - travelling as far as Loveland Pass, a pass point of the Continental Divide, 11,990 feet above sea level - with a fleet of vehicles, including the Ford Flex and...
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