Raceway Ford
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5900 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Riverside, California 92507

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4202 Stevens creek boulevard san jose, california 95129

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Jul-19-2017

1.0 is Number One

For six years, Ford has taken home top honors when it comes to the 1.0L EcoBoost engine, as the robust little three-cylinder was voted 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-liter”—remaining undefeated in the category since its inception in 2012. The 1.0L EcoBoost maintains ten separate International Engine of the Year records over the past such as an overall winner on a record three times, and also “Best Newcomer.”

Take us to your Liter!

“Our 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been a game-changer, setting the benchmark for compact, fuel-efficient engines with sophisticated EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and Twin-Independent Variable Camshaft Timing technologies. Even with 10 International Engine of the Year awards under our belt, we’re still finding ways to push back the boundaries of powertrain engineering, and deliver even more benefit to our customers from this acclaimed small engine.”

-Joe Bakaj, VP Product Development, Ford of Europe.

With the considerable amount of technological changes in today’s modern society, the 1.0L EcoBoost engine has made several strides in the three-cylinder market. A 1.0L wasn’t even considered in a segment that

didn’t conjoin an electric motor of sorts, such as the first-generation Honda Insight back in 2000. Now, the hard-working EcoBoost has shown to be rather impressive, landing in the engine bays of the more peppy and sporty.

1.0L EcoBoost The 1.0L EcoBoost Engine, boasting 123hp and 148lb-ft of torque!

The 1.0L EcoBoost churns out 123hp and 148lb-ft of torque, again, quite the little miniature rocket for such a tiny engine. Comparing apples to apples (as close as apples can get), these figures get even more impressive – The next closest competitor, the tepid 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage makes for about 74hp/74lb-ft of torque. Quite the difference.

A little fun fact; the 1.0L engine has the same power per liter (power density) as the 8.0L, 1001hp Bugatti Veyron! With all things considered, this isn’t a cheap, run of the mill engine—this is a first-rate engine. Just very small, as being Ford’s highest torque-per-liter of any engine in their lineup. An example of this advanced engineering is something that has been utilized for a few years now in a few other makes—cylinder deactivation, which shuts down one (or more) cylinders at light speeds or cruising to reduce running costs. This technology can disengage or re-engage one cylinder in 14 milliseconds—20 times faster than the blink of an eye without any compromise in performance. You don’t feel it—it is that precise.

There is plenty of reasons why Ford’s backpack sized 1.0L engine takes the acclaim as it does, but there isn’t anything better than experiencing it for yourself. Get behind the wheel and test drive one of these power plants today at Raceway Ford!


Aug-19-2015

Ford looking to #GoFurther in 2016…

Thanks to many fully and partially redesigned new models the Blue Oval is enjoying a huge sales year however, they are far from resting on their collective laurels! The all-new generation of America's Pony car, the Ford Mustang was just launched and already there is talk of a freshen up that includes a new ten-speed transmission among other improvements...
Fords new and radically improved Sync III is also getting plenety of attention and will spread across the entire line after its introduction with the next Escape. From AutoNews:
"The 2016 version of Ford's top-selling crossover is one of the first vehicles to get Sync 3. A refresh is on tap for the 2017 model year. Spy photos show styling changes that borrow from the redesigned 2015 Edge, with a larger grille and narrower headlights. Inside, the gearshift moves from the instrument panel to the console between the front seats, creating more space for audio and climate controls.
A full redesign of the Escape is expected in 2019, when it likely will be offered with a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and nine-speed transmission. A hybrid version is likely to return at that time."
The complete breakdown of all changes, and rumors, can be read HERE

Feb-10-2015

European style ‘Hot Hatch’ fun available soon in Riverside, CA!

At the recent Geneva Auto Show Ford stole the spotlight on the worlds automotive stage yet again with the debut of the all-new, all wheel drive and all amazing Focus RS! Using the 2.3L EcoBoost borrowed from big brother the Mustang and sending its power thru the most sophisticated all wheel drive system ever developed bu the Blue Oval the new Focus will give American drivers the chance to have the type of RS fun that has only been experience by Ford fans in Europe for the last 40+ years of the RS badge's history. Since 1970 with the establishment the Advanced Vehicle Operations (AVO) division and release the now legendary RS1600 which handily won the grueling 16,000-mile London to Mexico World Cup Rally, the RS badge has been synonymous with high performance. The 2017 Focus RS more than lives up to the heritage of its legendary badge and promises to be a truly world class performance driving machine! Read more about this incredible little Pocket Rocket HERE, or stop by Raceway Ford today and take a look at our Focus inventory that you can drive home right now!

Coming soon to Riverside, CA the all-new 2017 Focus RS! Coming soon to Riverside, CA the all-new 2017 Focus RS!