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!

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Breaking: Ford planning return of the Ford Ranger!

Perhaps under pressure from the many Ranger fans who have been posting and tweeting for its return or perhaps from the success of the Colorado for the Bow Ties boys, Ford is reportedly considering the resurrection of the once very popular and now highly desired Ford Ranger! 
From the Detroit News:
"The Dearborn automaker has entered contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers with plans to bring the Ranger to the plant in Wayne in 2018, said the sources, who couldn’t speak publicly because of the sensitive nature of the talks. They said the final decision is up for discussion in the talks now underway, and must be agreed to with the union and then Ford’s board of directors.
The Ranger — which would replace the Focus and C-Max after production of those cars likely heads to Mexico — represents the kind of potentially high-profit, high-volume vehicle the union desires and likely would demand before members would ratify any contract proposal. The two sides must agree that the Ranger would be a good fit for the plant and its nearly 4,500 workers. For Ford, the pickup would mark the return to a small — but growing — midsize truck segment that would help it meet stricter fleet-wide fuel economy standards demanded by the federal government.

“There’s a real hunger for midsize trucks right now,” said Karl Brauer, senior analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Once upon a time, there were a lot of midsize trucks in this market. The ones that are available are cashing in on the demand.”

Read the entire post HERE.

Ford Ranger to return to N. AMerica Ford Ranger to return to N. America

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Vegas Bound Drivers Rejoice, the Worlds Tallest Thermometer is Working Again!

As many So Cal residents know when they hear the phrase ‘Vegas Baby’ it means one thing; Road trip! That very famous road trip can only be taken on one route and that is Interstate 15 and part of that drive takes fun seeking travelers through the heart of Death Valley, one of the hottest places on the planet.  The Herron family operates a diner in Baker, CA right off of the 15 freeway and back in 1992 the owner Willis Herron decided the best way to answer the most often asked question of how is it outside was with the World’s Tallest Thermometer! He wanted an attraction that would lure Vegas bounds folks off of the freeway for a quick bite or a refreshing drink and the thermometer was an immediate hit! Standing at 134 feet to commemorate the highest temp ever recorded of 134 degrees the three sided tower is visible for many miles and at night provides a landmark to let weary returning drivers they are almost half way home.  Over time the extreme heat and elements took their toll on the lighted tower and the bulbs faded until they were barely visible and in September of 2012 the giant thermometer finally went completely dark. The Heron family bought back the tower, after having sold it in 2002, in March of this year and restoration began immediately. On Thursday as the temp outside rose to the low i00’s the lights of the World’s Tallest Thermometer once again showed the highs for all to see! There will be a formal Grand Opening celebration along with a dedication to the originator of this So Cal landmark Willis Herron on October 11th when the daytime high shouldn’t be in the 100’s!

So if you are thinking about jumping into your new Ford and heading out across that desert, make sure you look to your left as you drive through Baker and check out the new lights of the Worlds Tallest Thermometer!
Read the full story of the Herron family and their landmark here:


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We are blogging now!

Here at Raceway Ford we want to do everything we can to keep our customers and friends as informed about whats new and whats news in the world of the Blue Oval as possible so we started a blog! Stay tuned as we post the latest info on things like the all-new Mustang, F-150 and Transit Van that are all being introduced this year as well as whats happening here at the lot! Thank you for stopping by, we hope you have an awesome day! :)

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