The Brand New 2015 F-150 Driving Experience

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Leading up to the 2015 Ford F-150 Drive the Future of Tough Event at Waldorf Ford on Friday, November 7th , 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM one of our Sales Managers had the opportunity to test drive and experience the Brand New 2015 Ford F-150 in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Annual Ford Dealer Meeting.

Look below to see exclusive photos of the Brand New 2015 Ford F-150 and read our Sales Manager Thomas’s experience!

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I had the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of a 2015 F-150 King Ranch earlier this month.

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Loaded with cameras and LED lights to enhance my overall experience, the new F-150 was everything I expected it to be and more!

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Its ride was smooth and quiet.  Coming in at 700 lbs lighter than the previous F-150’s, I expect to be able to tow/haul more than I ever have and I will be surprised if my fuel economy does not improve drastically.

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The F-150 has been America’s best-selling truck for 37 years but it feels like Ford is just getting started!

Waldorf Ford also looks forward to seeing everyone at Waldorf Ford’s 2015 F-150 Consumer Tour on Friday, November 7th 2014 from 5:30PM to 8:30PM.  Register now because slots will fill up quick! www.f150drive.com/waldorfford

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Visit us online at www.waldorfford.com or call 301-843-2400 for more information!

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From Acid Baths to Power Hop Hill, 10 Ways Ford Torture-Tested the 2015 F-150

 

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  • Ford to increase durability testing to 10 million cumulative miles for 2015 F-150

 

  • Extensive testing proves this all-new F-150 lives up to Built Ford Tough standards

 

  • Ford went to new extremes – from  mountaintops to frozen lakes – to put the truck through its paces

 

WALDORF FORD, MD, 2014 – The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has already scaled the highest points of the Continental Divide and experienced the most extreme weather conditions as Ford has set out to engineer its toughest truck yet.

 

Before the first 2015 F-150 rolls off the assembly line, it will have been subjected to 10 million miles of combined real-world and simulated durability testing.

 

“We wanted to build the toughest, most capable F-150, while making it as much as 700 pounds lighter,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford. “We challenged the team to torture the truck harder than any F-150 before it.”

 

The new F-150 towed trailers over mountain passes in temperatures above 120 degrees, withstood frame-punishing terrain on an off-road course and conquered a frozen lake at minus 40 degrees. It endured high-humidity chambers, salt vats and riverbeds. The F-150 towed heavy loads up grueling, steep roads. Robots slammed its doors and tailgates, and dropped heavy objects onto the bed of the truck. It persevered through twisting and shaking from multiple directions.

 

Some Ford tests are so extreme that a five-day period equals 10 years or 150,000 miles of abuse by the roughest customers. Greg Basiliko is quick to remind customers that the extreme tests Ford runs are conducted in controlled settings. “I discourage anyone from trying to create their own top 10 list,” he said. “Leave the testing to us.”

 

The all-new F-150 has been through hundreds of torture tests. Here are the 10 toughest:

 

  1. Seven-channel input: Ford built a special torture rack that violently twists and shakes the truck seven ways – simultaneously – for five days, simulating the equivalent of 225,000 miles. This testing isn’t random. After running a fully instrumented truck through durability courses, engineers recorded the forces the road surface put on various vehicle components. Those forces are replicated in seven channels – four up and down, two side to side and one lengthwise down the center. The frame and body are stressed to see how well the truck performs in situations that might bend the frame.

  1. Silver Creek: The famous Silver Creek durability course in Romeo, Mich., combines two extremely rough roads. One section of the route has 15 distinct types of chuckholes, while the other is made from broken pieces of concrete. Test drivers beg off this route after one pass because the pounding and speed is so intense. Imagine hitting a crater-sized pothole every five feet for miles – going 20 mph. With this road surface, 500 miles is equal to 20,000 miles on the country’s roughest roads.
  1. Power Hop Hill:This washboard Ford test track in Romeo was created to replicate a steep, off-road dirt trail in the Hualapai Mountains of northwest Arizona. The severe 11 percent grade – steeper than the final section of most ski jump ramps – stresses engine and transmission components when the wheels lose contact and then return to the surface.

  1. Drum drop: Ford engineers dropped 55-gallon drums into the bed of the truck on an angle, making sure all of the force came down on the sharp rim of the drum. Engineers in Dearborn, Mich., then measure the impact and make adjustments until the cargo box floor is suitably tough.
  1. Corrosion bath: The 2015 F-150 is the first high-volume vehicle with a high-strength steel frame, and body panels made of high-strength, aluminum alloy – the same material used to make armor-plated tanks and navy warships. An advantage aluminum has over steel is that it doesn’t produce red rust. So Ford had to go beyond the usual tests that include driving vehicles through countless salt baths and soaking them in high-humidity chambers. The company developed a modified corrosion test using an acidified spray to be more aggressive on the high-strength, aluminum alloy. After simulating 10 years of exposure, the aluminum material showed virtually no signs of degradation.
  1. Davis Dam: Run a half-marathon at Olympic-sprinter speed while carrying a 600-pound duffel bag in 120-degree temperatures. Then do it 250 more times. That’s the Davis Dam durability route that stretches from just outside Bullhead City, Ariz., to the top of Union Pass. The F-150 climbed for 13 miles at posted speeds (varying from 35 mph to 65 mph) while pulling maximum trailer loads and running the air conditioning full blast in the heat of an Arizona summer.
  1. Stone Peck Alley: There’s a special place in Romeo where paint jobs come to prove their mettle while testers work to protect the metal. To test paint for the all-new F-150, engineers drove the truck 150 miles over gravel roads, then another 150 miles over pellets of extremely jagged scrap iron that is first passed through a blast furnace. Oversized tires spray the stones and scrap iron at every surface of the truck.
  1. Engine thermal shock: F-150 engines are first placed in a special cell and hooked to equipment, called a dynamometer, which simulates pulling a heavy trailer at full throttle up a steep grade.  Next, thermal shock testing takes engines from the coldest polar vortex to extreme heat in just seconds. The engine coolant and oil are quick-cooled to minus 20 degrees in as little as 20 seconds, then the engine runs at maximum powerwhile coolant and oil temperatures stabilize, first at 230 degrees and then at 270 degrees, before being chilled again. This process is run 350 times over more than 400 hours to prove the durability of the engine block, seals, gaskets, cylinder heads and liners.
  1. Rock and stop: Serious off-roaders navigate difficult terrain using the same drive/reverse/drive technique many drivers use to get unstuck from snow. Ford performs 500 aggressive starts on a stand specially designed to torture rear axles. The stand creates impacts at nearly 2,000 lb.-ft. of torque. This is more torque than the truck is capable of making – 130 percent more and then some – just to be certain the rear axle and all of its parts can withstand the abuse.

  1. Twist ditch: F-150 customers need to trust their trucks in off-road terrain. The twist ditch is a set of parallel dirt mounds built to create a situation in which one front wheel hangs in the air while the opposing rear wheel leaves the ground repeatedly. Only two small patches of rubber are left to make contact with a slippery surface and maintain traction. These ditches can put incredible stress on the truck’s body and frame.

Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf Maryland.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.

 

THE MEMORIAL DAY EVENT STARTS THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND MONDAY!

It’s unbelievable…The Biggest Event in Southern Maryland…

Get the Best Deal of the Year!  Three Days Only at the Memorial Day Event at Waldorf Ford, Waldorf Dodge, and Waldorf Ford Preowned Center!

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We are giving away $5,000 IN CASH and dozens of other gifts!

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND MONDAY MAY 23 TO THE 26TH!

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THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER! DEALER ORDER BANKS NOW OPEN FOR ALL-NEW 2015 FORD MUSTANG

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MAY 20, 2014 (DEARBORN, MICH.)  Ford dealers can now begin placing orders for 2015 Mustang fastback

2015 Mustang fastback includes many new standard features such as fully independent suspension, push-button start, next-generation SYNC® AppLink™ and a choice of three powerful engines

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All-new Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT available with 50 Years Appearance Package
For Ford Mustang fans everywhere, today they are one big step closer to experiencing the next generation as Ford has begun accepting dealer orders for the 2015 fastback.

Ever since the world got its first look at the all-new 2015 Mustang nearly six months ago, the anticipation has been palpable. Ford engineers have been racking up millions of testing miles, refining each system to make sure everything is just right before the first Mustangs reach customers later this year.

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The All-New Ford Mustang GT

“From the six cities around the globe where we revealed the all-new Mustang, to auto shows to the recent 50-year celebration events, we’ve received an amazing response from people when they finally see the new model,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. “This car is all-new with enhanced sophistication and craftsmanship, but it still exudes the essence of Mustang that’s been honed throughout its history.”

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Customers can choose from three available powerplants for the 2015 Mustang, each of which can be paired with an upgraded six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters:

* All-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, producing more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque and with projected class-leading fuel efficiency
* Upgraded 5.0-liter V8, generating more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque
* Upgraded 3.7-liter V6, producing more than 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque

In addition to a sleek new design and dramatically improved cabin, each 2015 Mustang adds an array of new standard features:

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* Fully independent front and rear suspension for improved driving dynamics and ride quality
* Eight airbags including front, knee and side-impact protection for driver and front passenger
* Individual tire pressure monitor readouts for each wheel
* Rear view camera system
* High-intensity discharge headlamps with signature lighting
* Illuminated, locking glove box
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel with manual tilt and telescope adjustment
* Intelligent access, enabling the driver to enter without touching the key fob
* Push-button start
* SYNC® connectivity system with next-generation AppLink™ to control smartphone apps with simple voice commands; 4.2-inch color display and two USB ports

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The ample standard equipment list can be further augmented with the availability of advanced technology features such as:

* Eight-inch, high-resolution touch-screen display and navigation
* Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert upgraded with Doppler-effect radar sensors to provide both improved sensitivity at longer distances and better resistance to false alerts
* Adaptive cruise control and collision warning for the first time
* Track Apps provide a variety of on-track performance measurements for drivers
* Selectable drive modes feature lets the driver quickly adjust steering, throttle response, shift control and stability control settings by toggling between normal, snow-wet, sport and track modes
* Mustang GT easy to use electronic line lock and a launch control system that manages engine speed and brakes, giving drivers maximum and consistent acceleration at the track

Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

A 50 Years appearance package is available for Mustang EcoBoost Premium and Mustang GT Premium models. The appearance package includes a chrome-accented grille, round 50 Years rear badge, 19×8.5-inch alloy wheels with 255/40R19 all-season tires, anniversary floor mats and unique seat and door-trim stitching.

The 2015 Ford Mustang fastback with 3.7-liter V6 starts at just $24,425 including destination and delivery charges in the United States. Mustang will be available from Ford dealers in North America this fall.

Visit Waldorf Ford 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601 or call us at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com.

Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

  • The 50 Year Limited Edition builds on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback and will be available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue
  • Special-edition Mustang comes standard with nearly every available option; the only choice customers have to make is color, and manual or automatic transmission
  • 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be available in fall 2014; only 1,964 examples will ever be built

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WALDORF, MD, 2014 – Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.

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“When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford.

Celebrating 50 Years of Ford Mustang

Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, the 50 Year Limited Edition is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable on the road. The only options for the 50 Year Limited Edition are the choice of two exclusive colors and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

50 years of inspiration
“The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” added Greg Basiliko. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The only two available colors are Wimbledon White, like Mustang serial No. 0001 that was first sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April 1964, or Kona Blue. Both are exclusive to this limited-edition car.

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“Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so we added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar taillamps,” said Greg Basiliko. “The darker Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome.”

Chrome bezels surrounding the base of each of the three taillamp blades take inspiration from the original 1962 design proposal by Gale Halderman that became the basis for the production model that debuted in 1964. The three individual lamps on each side of that design were combined into a single tri-bar lamp cluster for production, but the original concept has returned five decades on. The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be the only 2015 model with the large faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia, with 50 Years added to the GT designation.

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Another visual element that won’t be found on any other Mustang is the louvered rear quarter-windows. Unlike the external louvers on the quarter-windows of the 1965 fastback, the new windows are comprised of layered sheets of glass built with a construction technique uniquely developed for this car.

Unique cockpit experience 
From behind the wheel, drivers will know they are driving a very special car. The aluminum trim panel that spans the double-brow instrument panel gets an axel spin finish different from other 2015 Mustangs, plus a special serialized 50 Year Limited Edition badge on the passenger side. Each badge will be individually etched at Flat Rock Assembly Plant where Mustang is built.

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The limited-edition is the only 2015 Mustang with a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The stitching is also used on the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts and seats. The seats feature exclusive two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery, and the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.

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Limited-edition cars will be equipped with loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding not available on other Mustangs.

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A showpiece meant to be driven

Powered by the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, every 50 Year Limited Edition will be equipped with the Mustang GT performance pack that includes massive six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

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The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a unique Y-spoke design inspired by the chromed steel wheels that were offered on the original Mustang 50 years ago. The front wheels are 9.0 inches wide with 255/40R tires, while the staggered rear wheels are 9.5 inches wide with 275/40R tires.

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The 50 Year Limited Edition is the only 2015 Mustang that will be available with a combination of an automatic transmission and the performance pack. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive. Customers who opt for the six-speed manual will get a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final-drive ratio.

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The 50 Year Limited Edition car will be among the first 2015 Mustangs built when production begins later this year. Each of the 1,964 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs will get a unique owner’s guide in a leather portfolio with the 50 Year badge on the outside.

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“We wanted to provide our most dedicated fans with the emotion of the original Mustang in a 21st century car,” said Greg Basiliko. “With this 50 Year Limited Edition, I believe we have accomplished our goal.”

Visit Waldorf Ford for more information and don’t forget to join us for the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 – 8pm!   Click here for more info on this event! Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.

Join Clarence Ball – Top Selling Ford Mustang Sales Consultant for the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang!

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In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang Celebration that will be held at Waldorf Ford on April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm we thought it would be great to highlight one of our Top Selling Mustang Sales Consultants, Clarence Ball!  Originally from Maryland, Clarence has been with Waldorf Ford for over 13 years.  Clarence has always been an active member at the dealership and in the community.  He has volunteered at many events including multiple Mustang Shows just like the 50th Anniversary of Mustang coming up this Thursday, April 17th, 2014.  His love for automobiles and especially the Ford Mustang shows. During his time at Waldorf Ford he has sold hundreds of Ford Mustangs!

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When we sat down with Clarence, we wanted to find out what made The Ford Mustang so special to him and to compare it to other Ford’s.   “The Ford Mustang is a sports car that has an aggressive look.  The Mustang’s look makes it stand apart from all other muscle cars in the market.”  When asked what his favorite mustang was he stated “It’s difficult to pick just one mustang.  I have several.  One of my favorite vintage mustang is The Bullitt Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in The 1968 Movie, Bullitt.

Bullitt_posterThe Bullitt’s clean lines, color options, and upgrades (including being 10 to 15 Miles per hour faster than the Mustang GT) embody the true spirit of the Ford Mustang.

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As far as current Mustang models Clarence loves the 2014 Ford Mustang GT 500.  The reason for him is because it’s the fastest production mustang ever but he also reminded us that he is also a huge fan of 2009 and up Mustangs as well because the body style had changed.

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We asked Clarence about his thoughts on the 2015 Ford Mustang he stated “With the 2015 Ford Mustang upgrades in technology it will be extremely competitive with other sports cars on the market.”

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Clarence thinks that the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang is an important event.  Whether you’re a Ford Mustang lover or not it’s important to learn about and celebrate this iconic American Muscle Car.  “People should come out to Waldorf Ford on April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 am to 8:00 pm to our 50th Anniversary Party to celebrate and take a walk down memory lane” said Clarence Ball.

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For more information on our event visit Waldorf Ford’s Facebook Page or visit us on April 17th, 2014 at Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm!  Hope everyone joins us!

Join us to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang

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WALDORF, MD – Ford Mustang is about to become the newest member of a very exclusive club: vehicles in continuous production for 50 years.  In its first 49 years, Mustang has gained a worldwide base of avid fans, including more than 5 million on Facebook, the most of any vehicle nameplate.  The car’s unique combination of style, performance and affordability established an entirely new class of sporty cars, and Mustang has led the segment ever since.

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To celebrate that tradition and look ahead to a bright future, Waldorf Ford is throwing a Mustang 50th Anniversary party on April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.  The Mustang Club of Southern Maryland will be on hand with vintage Mustangs representing five decades of brand history.

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Waldorf Ford will also provide food, refreshments and 50 Years of Mustang  favors!  Customers will also have the opportunity to sign up for the 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes” .

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Once entered gives customers the chance to win a 2015 Mustang GT!

We hope you join us to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang at Waldorf Ford, April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm!

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Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!