Golden Gear Award

Ford Honored with Golden Gear Award for Engineering Excellence

Ford has always been a driving force of innovation in the automotive industry, with more than 100 years of creative and efficient new vehicles and products. Just last month – Ford was awarded with the coveted Golden Gear Award.

This award, granted by the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA), recognizes Ford’s “111-year history of engineering innovation,” additionally honoring Henry Ford himself for his vision that changed the automobile game.

Golden Gear Award

1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine

The award distribution occurred at WAPA’s 30th Anniversary Gala, a time to reflect on which auto companies have truly maintained a legacy of powerful, efficient vehicles. In light of so many excellent competitors, Ford still remains at the top.

At the gala, one of the vice presidents at Ford, Jim Holland, accepted the award, citing the promising path laid out by Henry Ford and how “the Ford team continues driving innovation through every part of our business to improve people’s lives.”

With Ford EcoBoost engines and the best-selling truck F-Series all over the roads, it’s easy to see that Ford continues to fulfill their namesake’s ideas.

2015 Ford Edge Sport Update Makes it the Most Powerful Yet

Ford has finally revealed the juicy under-the-hood details of the all-new 2015 Edge Sport, and boy it’s looking good.

Thanks to the newest 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine rated at 315 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, the 2015 Edge Sport is officially the most powerful Edge yet. This is in part thanks to the compacted graphite iron—the same material as Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke—that enables the EcoBoost to be remarkably stiff and compact, improving power and torque while reducing noise and harshness.2015 Ford Edge Sport

Ford didn’t just improve the engine, however. The suspension has also been upgraded with stiffer front and rear antiroll bars, enhanced dampers, and stiffer springs that offer significantly less body roll. Overall, this will make the car more controllable and precise around corners.

Check out the official press release for the rest of the details on the Ford Edge Sport update, and come test drive it at Cambridge Classic Ford to see for yourself just how well it handles!

Ford GT Carbon Supercar Revs Up Detroit Auto Show

While the new Ford F-150 has dominated the Blue Oval’s headlines for many months now, Ford still managed to put out another equally impressive performance car at the North American International Auto Show this year—the Ford GT Carbon Fiber Supercar. This Ford GT supercar is one of twelve new performance vehicles the brand promised us by 2020—and if this is the standard, we’re excited to see the rest of those cars, for sure.

The Ford GT gets its power from its EcoBoost engine. Ford has begun implementing EcoBoost technology in basically every one of their vehicles, and this engine, a twin-turbocharged V6, is the most powerful EcoBoost offering yet. In fact, it will get over 600 horsepower. That engine is mid-mounted, and the car also features rear-wheel-drive and a beautiful carbon fiber design.

Ford GT Carbon

What’s more, the GT also received the EyesOn Design Prize for Best Production Vehicle at NAIAS. The award is given to the best production and concept vehicles making their global debuts in Detroit.

“Ford and its employees are honored to receive this recognition,” said Moray Callum, Ford Motor Company vice president, Design. “The great thing about the all-new Ford GT is that we were able to maintain the essence of the original GT40, while making it into a 21st century car. The GT’s cutting-edge technology and engineering demonstrate Ford’s commitment to performance and innovation in every aspect of our business.”

We’re certainly proud of the Ford GT Carbon Supercar here at Cambridge Classic Ford, but we’d be even more proud to see you behind the wheel of one. So come see us today to learn more about the supercar that shocked Detroit—and to get more information on all the Ford performance cars coming this decade.

Sales Numbers Show Best November for Ford in Years

For the month of November, the Ford Motor Company’s sales totaled 187,000 vehicles. Several of the brand’s models posted monthly sales numbers we haven’t seen in a long time.

The Ford Mustang, redesigned for 2015 and its golden anniversary year, sold 8,728 vehicles. That’s the best November sales the model has experienced since 2006.

“Our all-new Mustang is moving quickly off dealer lots,” said John Felice, Ford’s vice president of US Marketing, Sales, and Service. “Mustang has had its best November sales in eight years and is turning in just eight days on dealer lots, on average.”

Adding to the Mustang’s success, more than 25,500 units of the Ford Escape were sold, setting a new record for the SUV’s best ever November sales. In addition, sales of the Explorer were recorded at 14,949, marking the model’s greatest results in 10 years.

We at Cambridge Classic Ford are excited to continue this trend of record-setting sales as we come to the year’s end and begin to look toward 2015. If you missed out on contributing to the best November for Ford, help give the brand its best December sales by finding your perfect model.

2015 Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor: Stopping Crooks in Their Paths

When the police are looking for the best cars available to help them serve the public, they often turn to Ford. Thus, it’s no surprise the 2015 Ford EcoBoost® Police Interceptor sedan has come back for another year, once again earning the title of quickest-accelerating pursuit vehicle. Not only is it fast, but we at Cambridge Classic Ford agree it’s sleek as well.

According to Ford, you’ll probably only see these models in California or if you cross the border into Michigan. The special models have been the best-selling police vehicles since 1996, and with a 0-to-60 acceleration in 5.85 seconds, it’s easy to see why.

“We are thrilled to repeat as having best acceleration,” said Arie Groeneveld, chief engineer at Ford. “Quickly closing the distance between an officer and a target vehicle is key to safely avoiding high-speed pursuits. Our police vehicles are built around officer safety, and outstanding performance is yet another demonstration of that commitment.”

The quickest Interceptor model features a 5.7-liter V-8 and AWD system, capable of stopping bad guys just by revving the engine. Unfortunately, these models are not made available to the public for obvious reasons, but it’s a great example of Ford’s incredible performance engineering.

2015 Mustang Is a True Spectacle

The Ford Mustang has consistently been a stylish car that is not short on power. The new 2015 model is no exception. It debuts a new look that has been a long time coming. With a six-speed automatic and the option of having EcoBoost, this Mustang is a true spectacle with both its sporting and efficiency features.

2015 MustangUSA Today says that the Launch Control system “feathers the amount of power so that — theoretically — just the right amount is applied to the rear tires for the quickest possible acceleration.” This means that through controlling the power output, the Mustang is made even more efficient.

So how much is this new-and-improved Mustang? For the standard V-6, the price starts at $24,425, $25,995 for the EcoBoost, and $32,925 for the GT V-8 model.

Now that you know this Mustang has to be your next car, the hardest decision you will have to make is which trim to get. The 2015 Mustang will roll into dealerships this October, so plan to get yours from us at Cambridge Classic Ford!

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Changes Everything

When it comes to legitimate power, torque is key. With the new 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine option, Ford has fixed the one major thing that ails the Fiesta: the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that struggles to get moving.

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoostTorque tends to get swept aside, with the average consumer more interested in horsepower. In reality, torque is what you feel behind the steering wheel. You know, that satisfying sense of thrust that pushes you back into your seat? That engine output is what torbocharged engines deliver, and that extra sense of power comes at no cost to your car’s fuel efficiency, which is why Ford’s lineup of turocharged engines are so very impressive.

According to nydailynews.com, “The Fiesta’s optional turbocharged, 1.0-liter “EcoBoost” 3-cylinder engine is an award-winning power plant that makes more horsepower-per-liter than a Lamborghini Aventador.” While that horsepower thing is important, even more impressive is the torque that gets this car going. ]

Another benefit? The 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine actually improves fuel economy, if you can believe that. The EPA estimates the Fiesta with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine earns a combined rating of 36 mpg, impressive for any car, but particularly impressive for one that boasts such impressive power.

The bottom line? You can have your cake and eat it too. The 2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost manages to be fun-to-drive, fuel efficient, and stylish. It’s the whole package. What are you waiting for? Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to put the Fiesta to the test.

Ford F-Series’ EcoBoost Success Shows Shifting Truck Market

2015 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost technology

2015 Ford F-150

If you’ve been a pickup truck fan for any length of time, you know that historically truck owners have looked for the most massive, powerful engine they can find. But, as Ford has found out with their wildly successful EcoBoost technology, that market is now shifting. Customers increasingly look for smaller and more fuel-efficient engines to power their trucks, and as usual, the Blue Oval is right at the top of the trend pinnacle.

Ford just sold their 500,000th F-150 equipped with EcoBoost technology—and, for the fourth consecutive month, the majority of F-150 sales were trucks with V6 engines instead of the traditionally more popular V8. A full 45% of April’s F-150 sales were trucks with EcoBoost technology as well.

And, as Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager, stated, the brand doesn’t expect the good times to stop rolling anytime soon. “We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Scott. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.7-liter Ti-CVT engine.”

Scott then teased the upcoming production release of the 2015 model truck. “When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.” Grow your personal vehicle portfolio with a brand new F-150 with EcoBoost from Cambridge Classic Ford today—and make sure to check back with our blog often for more 2015 F-150 news.

Ford Will Almost Double EcoBoost Engine Availability in 2012

A grand total of 11 Ford vehicles will offer the EcoBoost engine this year.  A new version of the Focus compact hatchback, an all-new Taurus Police Interceptor sedan, the Escape crossover, and the Fusion sedan are the new Fords added to a list that already includes the F-150, Edge, Explorer, Flex, and Taurus, along with the Lincoln MKT and MKS.

The new Focus ST will feature a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 paired engine with a 6-speed manual transmission.  Drivers will definitely enjoy the 247 hp that this engine will deliver.  Even more power is offered with the Taurus Police Interceptor sedan, which will deliver 365 hp with its new EcoBoost engine.

Ford’s 2013 Escape will actually offer two different EcoBoost engines.  Drivers will have the choice of either a 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine.  The Fusion will offer these two engines as well and will be offered as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid toward the end of 2012.