FORD BRONCO R PROTOTYPE FINISHES 2020 BAJA 1000

The Bronco R Race Prototype, piloted by Cameron Steele, Shelby Hall and a team of veteran Ford off-road racers, finished the 53rd SCORE-International Baja 1000 in Class 2 in just over 32 hours. The race adds to Bronco’s storied history at Baja dating back to 1967.

Sharing in the effort were co-drivers Johnny Campbell, Curt LeDuc and Jason Scherer.

“When Bronco returned we said it would follow in the legacy of the first-generation Broncos that forever changed the off-road landscape – and today’s finish demonstrates we’re continuing the ‘Built Wild’ pedigree of Bronco,” said Mark Rushbrook, global director, Ford Performance motorsports.

Powered by a fully stock Ford 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine and Ford 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, the Bronco R Race Prototype serves as a testbed for Bronco Built Wild Extreme Testing durability regimen and for the final the Baja Mode calibrations for the Terrain Management System™ with G.O.A.T. Modes on the production versions.

A pre-production 2021 Bronco two-door Outer Banks™ series with Sasquatch™ off-road Package also made its first appearance in the Baja Mexico desert.

The successful finish underscores Bronco brand’s performance legacy at Baja, which includes the first-ever overall production 4×4 class win in 1969 Baja 1000 – a feat no other manufacturer has accomplished since.

Overall, the first-generation Broncos claimed five Baja 1000 class wins (1967, ’69, ’69, ’71 and ’72) and two overall Baja 500 victories in 1970 and 1973. Later model year Broncos (1978-95) continued the legendary winning streak with nine Baja 500 Class 3 wins from 2004 to 2015 and 15 Baja 1000 Class 3 wins between 2002 to 2019.

Ford is the Official Truck and SUV of SCORE-International Off-Road Racing and lead sponsor of the SCORE World Desert Challenge Series, which includes the 2019-22 SCORE Baja 1000 races. Ford is also official vehicle of the Ultra4 King of the Hammers competition. Together, they underscore Ford’s commitment to off-road motorsports and serve as a platform to develop the Bronco brand and connect with off-road enthusiasts.

Source Article: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/11/22/ford-bronco-r-finishes-2020-baja-1000.html

TORTURED AND TESTED, 3.5-LITER POWERBOOST FULL HYBRID POWERTRAIN IN THE ALL-NEW 2021 F-150 IS BUILT FORD TOUGH



– The 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ in the 2021 Ford F-150 is the only full hybrid powertrain available in a pickup and the only one Built Ford Tough; generating 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque, it can tow up to 12,700 pounds

– The PowerBoost hybrid is tested to the extreme standards the rest of the F-150 powertrain lineup endures; engineers punished the all-new F-150 PowerBoost in grueling real-world proving grounds and laboratory conditions

– A special laboratory test rig was specifically built to abuse the 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery used in the PowerBoost system, simulating 10 years of pummeling in just 82 hours

The all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ full hybrid powertrain is available in the all-new F-150 and is the only full-hybrid powertrain available in a pickup. PowerBoost was created by the Ford team to deliver years of dependable, hardworking service with 430 horsepower 570 lb.-ft of torque – the most torque ever in an F-150.“Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost with kid gloves,” said Craig Schmatz, F-150 chief engineer. “To earn Built Ford Tough certification, PowerBoost went through the torture testing we put all of our powertrains through. No F-150 powertrain gets a pass, we have one standard for quality and durability.”

The full hybrid powertrain is the most powerful engine in the all-new F-150 lineup, delivering 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque. To prove it will deliver the long-term performance customers demand, it also had to pass the same tests all other F-150s must complete. Tests included towing fully loaded trailers over desert mountain passes in 100-plus degree temperatures, withstanding punishing terrain off-road, conquering frozen tundras, and enduring high-humidity chambers, salt baths and roads designed to destroy.

Engineers added a unique durability test specifically for PowerBoost. Ford built a custom testing machine using multi-axis hydraulic actuation to violently shake the powertrain’s 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery – simulating conditions like hitting the harshest of potholes and washboard roads, then subjecting it to even more daily abuse. Putting the battery through just 82 hours on this machine is the equivalent of 10 years of mechanical torture. “This thing is like a mechanical bull on steroids,” said Jack Parnoutsoukian, high-voltage application engineer.

In combination with the modular hybrid transmission, the battery enables the operation of Pro Power Onboard to deliver a standard 2.4 kilowatts of exportable power or available 7.2 kilowatts – 18 times more power than what the nearest competitor can manage.

That was in addition to the battery of Built Ford Tough testing that spans America.

For instance, Davis Dam in the Mojave Desert of Arizona is a massive 11.4-mile slope that climbs 3,500 feet with an average 6 percent grade and harsh heat. It is one of the toughest places in the United States to test towing performance. PowerBoost trucks loaded to the maximum available tow rating of 12,700 pounds climbed and descended the Davis Dam pass over and over and over again to prove the full durability of the engine, modular hybrid transmission, cooling systems and towing technologies.

At the Ford Michigan proving grounds, PowerBoost was tested on road surfaces too punishing for test drivers. Robots repeatedly drove PowerBoost over a continuous series of man-made potholed and grooved roads at the unique Silver Creek test course. Silver Creek includes a dozen distinct types of metal-edged chuckholes repeated for almost a quarter mile. Fully loaded to the maximum available payload of 2,120 pounds, PowerBoost successfully ran the course hundreds of times. It also proved itself against the extreme inclines of the proving grounds, on high-speed ovals, and in water intrusion events.

Part of pushing F-150 to the extreme means putting it through punishing off-road adventures, so engineers traveled to the unrelenting terrain of the Anza-Borrego Desert in Southern California. By subjecting PowerBoost-equipped trucks to mountainous sand dunes, slippery and jagged rocks, high-speed trails and mud walls, engineers ensured the hybrid system can deliver the power and capability F-150 owners need for work or recreation.

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall. It is proudly built and assembled in America at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

Source Article: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/10/06/tortured-and-tested-3-5-liter-powerboost-full-hybrid.html

2020 FORD EXPLORER EARNS INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY’S TOP SAFETY PICK+, THE INSTITUTE’S HIGHEST HONOR

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The 2020 Ford Explorer has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ for vehicles built after May 2020. Top Safety Pick+ is the Institute’s highest safety award.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick+ award criteria includes six crashworthiness tests as well as ensuring minimum “acceptable or good” headlight ratings on vehicles that must come equipped with advanced driver-assist technologies that can help avoid or reduce a collision.

“Explorer is America’s all-time best-selling SUV and with that, our customers expect it to take their family on adventures everywhere – from school to our national parks,” said Lee Newcombe, Explorer marketing manager, Ford Motor Company. “This honor from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reaffirms the obsession of our entire team who work tirelessly toward the goal of helping our customers arrive at these places and everywhere else in between.”

As part of Ford’s commitment to advanced technologies, Explorer features the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assist features as standard equipment. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized Explorer in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. Explorer aced all six areas of the Institute’s crashworthiness testing and is recognized for the lighting capabilities of its headlamps across all series levels.

The full suite of Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features on the 2020 Ford Explorer include:

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking including:

Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision Warning
Dynamic Braking System
Blind Spot Information System
Rearview Camera
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane-Keeping System
Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Source Link: https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2020/09/21/2020-ford-explorer-insurance-institute-for-highway-safety.html

BUILT FOR AMERICA: FORD’S ALL-NEW F-150

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2020 – All-new versions of the Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s most popular truck for 43 years and most popular vehicle for 38 years, and the much-anticipated Ford Bronco rugged SUV debut in New York City today, in conjunction with the company ringing the bell to open trading day on Wall Street.

Tim Stone, Ford chief financial officer, is representing Ford Motor Company as the honorary opening-bell ringer just before 9:30 a.m.

Ford revealed the redesigned F-150 – the toughest, most productive F-150 ever and most powerful in its class – in late June. It features new connected vehicle innovations such as over-the-air updates that help keep F-150 at the forefront of purposeful technology, and an available all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ full hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard™ – an integrated power generator.

Just last month, the company unveiled all-new versions of the iconic Ford Bronco – reimagined as a new outdoor brand with an all-4×4 family that includes Bronco two-door and first-ever Bronco four-door models plus the smaller Bronco Sport. Response to the return of Bronco has been unprecedented, with record visits to Ford.com and total reservations for the Bronco two- and four-door models exceeding 165,000 in less than a month.

Like the F-150 always has been, Bronco two- and four-door models will be proudly assembled in America. Across all its products, Ford employs more hourly workers and assembles more vehicles in the U.S. than any other auto manufacturer.

The all-new F-150 will be available to customers this fall. Bronco will come off the line next spring.

What Can I Enjoy In Southern Maryland?

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Southern Maryland is a region of the state that encompasses Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties on the Western side of the Chesapeake Bay. With more than a thousand miles of shoreline, this area has a rich maritime history, fossil-laden cliffs, sandy beaches, and quaint villages. No matter where your interests lie, you will find a plethora of activities ranging from boating and fishing to sunbathing, shopping, and dining. This area is home to an archeological conservation lab and a Naval Air Station, and an abundance of ancient fossils. For water lovers, there is incredible kayaking, sailing, fishing, and crabbing, as well as a blossoming food scene. The staff at your local car dealership in Southern Maryland is so proud to call this area home, and we want you to experience everything that our beautiful little corner of the world has to offer. Whether you are here for a visit or have roots dating back generations, there is always something new to discover!

Hunt for ancient shark teeth at Flag Ponds Nature Park or Calvert Cliffs State Park, or spend an afternoon discovering hidden art in trees and trunks at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons. Continue your day in nature with a trip to the Patuxent Adventure Center (PAC Adventures), and enjoy a stunningly beautiful river paddle, known as McIntosh Run. For a genuinely unique Chesapeake Bay experience, take a Southern Maryland lighthouse tour from Cove Point and Drum Point to Piney Point and Point Lookout, some of which are allegedly haunted. If you would like to get some exercise, stretch your legs on the Chesapeake Beach Rail Trail in Northern Calvert County or the Three Notch Trail, which runs south from Hughesville (in Charles County) to Lexington Park (to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station). Cecil’s Old Mill in California, Maryland is the home to St. Mary’s County Art Association and retains its original water wheel as well as a display of other local artifacts. Visit the Calvert Marine Museum on Solomon’s Island, where you may get to witness a sea ray hatch from its pod! Stick around for a first-class sunset and the freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood around. Southern Maryland is a place where both the tides and the good times roll, and Waldorf Ford wants you to experience all of it!


Get Your Ride Ready For Summer Fun

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Summer is in full swing, and it has brought gorgeous weather, all the fun under the sun that you could ask for, and lots of awesome road trips to experience Mother Nature in all her glory. This also means that you will need to make sure that your Ford car, truck, or SUV model is operating at peak performance and ready for whatever the road might throw at you. The experienced service team at your car dealership in Southern Maryland recommends that you carefully inspect your vehicle and ensure everything is in working order before you pack up the family and head out.  While you will definitely want to schedule a Waldorf Ford service appointment and get your vehicle cleared for your big trips, we have several suggestions for you to follow prior to your appointment that will help get your Ford model ready for the summer season.

A good Ford service tip is to check the levels of the fluids for your Ford car, truck, or SUV model. You can do that by taking out the dipstick and looking at where the fill line is currently placed, along with seeing how much windshield wiper fluid is remaining. Another recommendation we have to is to lift your hood and examine the state of your belts and hoses to see if there is any fraying. All you have to do is slightly tug on them a few times to ensure they are in good condition.

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Other practices to follow include inspecting the state of your radiator hose, spark plugs, and other components to see if they are in their best conditions. Lastly, it is never a bad idea to examine the appearance of your exterior to see if there are any dings or dents, as well as how your windshield wipers fared during those spring thunderstorms. The experienced Waldorf Ford service team will be glad to answer any questions that you have about these practices.

At your car dealership in Southern Maryland, we hope that these simple tips can help you prepare your vehicle before you bring it to us for a maintenance appointment. We are proud to have the skills and expertise to resolve any issues that you are experiencing, make sure there are no hidden problems, and get you back out on the road as quickly as possible. The service team at Waldorf Ford wants you to have the best summer possible, and that starts with a Ford model that operates at its fullest capacity. Schedule a service appointment and keep all of the summer fun going today!

2020 Ford Explorer Debuting Soon

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Waldorf Ford can’t wait for the 2020 Ford Explorer to debut. The Explorer is the SUV model that started a movement when it was first imagined. Over the course of many years, this vehicle has been an icon of the automotive industry, constantly improving to keep modern drivers satisfied. Ford has completely revamped the new Explorer, from the interior to the body to this vehicle’s engine. The body of this model has been crafted with stunning and bold lines that enhance the aesthetic beauty of this Explorer. The grille of the Explorer has been redesigned to drop jaws as you drive by. The interior of the new Explorer will have more than enough cargo and passenger room to bring along whoever and whatever you need for your journey. The 2020 Ford Explorer will also feature a vast suite of technology that works to make this one of the most drivable SUV models in Ford history.

One of the most important issues to consider when it comes time to buy a vehicle is the performance that this model is capable of getting. When you’re in the driver’s seat of the 2020 Explorer, you can have peace of mind knowing you have the power that you need. This vehicle will be able to tow up to 5,000 lbs. when the Class III Trailer Tow Package is equipped. The hands-free foot-activated liftgate will grant you easy access into the storage area of your Explorer even if your hands are full.

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The available Cargo Management System lets you configure the space in your Explorer so you can fit whatever you have to bring along. This system features rubber mats that can be easily washed and dividers that are simple to move. Check out the 50/50 fold-flat third and second-row seating to see the storage versatility that it provides drivers. Count on the 87 cubic feet of available space within the cabin of your Explorer to house whatever you need for your trip.

The 2020 Ford Explorer can also feature the available 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster with a productivity screen. If you choose to drive off of the lot behind the wheel of a 2020 Ford Explorer ST or a 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum, then keep in mind that this display screen will come to you standard. Drivers will be able to select custom settings so they can easily track all the information that is important to them. If you are a technology buff, then you are sure to feel comfortable in the cabin of this new Explorer. Make your way into Waldorf Ford so you can ask our staff about the 2020 Ford Explorer and when it will arrive. Once this vehicle arrives, you can come in for your test drive so you can experience this game-changing SUV for yourself.

Buying My 2019 Ford Ranger

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The 2019 Ford Ranger is back and better than ever before at Waldorf Ford. If you are a lifetime Ranger fan or just shopping Ford trucks for sale in Maryland,  come into Waldorf Ford and ask about test driving this innovative and iconic truck. Despite this truck’s smaller and more versatile size, it still boasts power that rivals that of a much larger truck model. Underneath the hood of this truck, you’ll find a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine. This engine gets best-in-class 310 lb.-ft of torque and a best-in-class max payload of 1,860 lbs. This engine is also fully capable of getting a best-in-class towing rating of 7,500 lbs. Even with all of this power roaring from the truck’s engine, this is still the most fuel-efficient midsize gas-powered pickup truck available today. This truck gets 26 MPG when you’re driving down the highway and 21 MPG when you’re driving through the city. This truck is available in three one-of-a-kind trim levels: the 2019 Ford Ranger XL, Ford Ranger XLT, and the 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat. Come to Waldorf Ford and find the Ford truck for sale in Maryland that fits what you need.

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Customers can count on the Ranger being Built Ford Tough®, meaning that it has been subjected to intense and rigorous testing to ensure it can handle any challenges on the road. The 10-speed automatic transmission will assist you in shifting between gears seamlessly. Save on fuel and don’t worry about stopping by the gas station as much when you use the Automatic Start/Stop feature that shuts off your engine when it can. This truck also features a Trailer Sway Control feature that will send you alerts whenever you should change the way you are driving to protect whatever you’re hauling. Come into Waldorf Ford and check out these features for yourself so you can see why the 2019 Ford Ranger is the Ford truck for sale in Maryland that you need.

The 2019 Ford Ranger XLT and 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat both come complete with the new Ford Co-Pilot 360™ suite of safety features in order to bring you and your loved ones complete peace of mind when you travel. This includes the lane-keeping system that makes sure that your Ranger stays where it needs to be and that you never switch lanes without signaling. The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) comes complete with cross-traffic alerts that will keep you knowledgeable about spots you may not be able to see. The Pre-Collision Assist system is paired with automatic emergency braking to help your vehicle avoid and prepare for any potential accidents. If any of these safety features pique your interest, then come into Waldorf Ford for a test drive today.

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Tips for Memorial Day Travel

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner, and many folks will be setting out to kick off the summer for the long weekend.

If you’ve traveled on this holiday in the past, you know that planning is key to a seamless, relaxing trip, and we’ve got just the list to keep you organized this year!

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  • Stay Connected – Download the latest travel apps for your phone before you hit the road—Spotify is a great channel for music, Waze will help with traffic, and Citymapper will be your best-bet for navigation!
  • Travel Late or Early – Instead of sitting in a huge mess of traffic this year, leave in the middle of the night, or early in the morning to avoid traffic jams—you’ll get to where you’re going much faster, and your passengers will thank you… especially if you have kids!
  • Pack Wisely – Make sure to bring temperature-appropriate clothing, shoes, and coats, especially if you’re heading north or to the mountains!
  • Have Your Car Serviced – Make sure that all of your fluid levels are topped off, your brakes, lights work properly, and that your car is up to date on all routine maintenance including oil changes and tires. Contact our Service Department to set up an appointment to have your car prepared for your road trip!
  • Have Travel Documents on Hand – Be sure to carry your Insurance Card, Roadside Assistance information, and any other vital information, in case of emergency.
  • Make All Stops at Once – If you have children, it might be challenging trying to travel with the constant stopping for bathroom breaks, food, and drinks, but, if you stop in a place where you can use the restroom, grab a sandwich and a bottle of water, all in one place, you’re guaranteed to save time instead of loading and unloading everyone into and out of the car at each place.

 

Top 3 Reasons to Test-Drive the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel

1. Its Best In-Class Tow and Payload Ratings Overshadow Its Competitors

The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel delivers the highest level of in-class tow and payload ratings. It provides 375 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque, which is the best compared to its competitors. The new Ford F-150 Diesel’s aluminum alloy also reduces its weight and increases its payload, which achieves a best-in-class rating. Come in today to take a test drive and experience the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel’s power for yourself as well as to test its unparalleled torque.

If you’re in Alexandria, MD, Clinton, MD or Annapolis, MD come in to Waldorf Ford today and test-drive the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel to experience its towing power.

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2. Its Auto Start-Stop Technology Saves Gas

Auto Start-Stop Technology comes equipped on the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel. This system involves shutting off the engine when you come to a stop and restarting the engine after you release the brake. Auto Start-Stop is also designed with smart technology that allows it to deactivate itself when not necessary, like when the new Ford F-150 Diesel is using its towing power to haul a trailer or when your truck is in 4-wheel drive. This innovative system allows the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel to achieve better fuel economy.

3. Its Pro Trailer Backup Assist Makes Backing Up a Trailer Easy

The new Ford F-150 Diesel offers class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist. This technology assists both veteran drivers and novice drivers while they are backing up a trailer. This system allows the driver to turn a knob in whichever direction you need the trailer to move, allowing for more control while in reverse.

Tow like a pro. Visit Waldorf Ford in Southern Maryland today to test-drive the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel today.

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