Ford Focus ST will Feature “Overboost”

Those of you who like a little extra something in your cars should keep an eye on the 2013 Ford Focus ST which will hit the market later this year. Don’t let the name fool you though, this is not just another Focus with some fancy badging and a cool body kit. The ST comes with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo that turns out around 252 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The really cool feature that just came out is the “overboost” which extends the torque curve from 3000 to 4500 RPM for up to 15 seconds.  This could be the extra little Umph you need to… pass semi-trucks… among other things.

I know what you’re thinking though, “Why would they limit the output of the turbo in the first place?” Well, it’s more of a longevity thing to be honest. Having the turbo spooling at high speeds like that all the time is just hard on the mechanical parts. Giving the driver a button they can push when they really want to go fast is just cool too! So get over it and accept that if you’re flooring the pedal for more than 15 seconds you’re probably doing something illegal anyways.

Oh and don’t worry, they made sure the cooling system could handle the heat as well. Check it out online or come in to the dealership to see it in person as soon as the ST is released.

Discover the 2012 Lincoln MKZ at Marketplace Ford

As you might have read in one of our previous blogs, the Lincoln MKZ recently received a J.D. Power and Associates Dependability award. Looking to have this premium midsize sedan in your garage? Marketplace Ford is pleased to announce that it has a variety of MKZ cars in stock.

The Lincoln MKZ is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 Duratec engine that achieves 263-horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is competitive at 18 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway.

The MKZ features rear parking sensors, a keyless entry keypad, fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, leather seats, auto-dimming mirrors, heated and ventilated front seats, a six-disc CD player, USB port, satellite radio, and Ford Sync.

And with a personal safety system, post-crash alert, Ford MyKey, and a complete airbag system, the 2012 Lincoln MKZ is safe and secure as well.

So visit Marketplace Ford to check out the new Lincoln MKZ or view their inventory on their website.

Get the 2012 Ford F-150 at Marketplace Ford

Looking for the 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year? Yeah, we’re talking about the 2012 Ford F-150. Well you are in luck: Marketplace Ford has a great selection of 2012 Ford F-150s in stock at its Devils Lake dealership.

2012 Ford F-150Buyers have a choice between a 5.0-liter 360-horsepower V8 engine and a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. When properly equipped, the 2012 Ford F-150 can tow a maximum of 11,300 pounds.

Some model highlights include a reverse sensing system, universal garage door opener, power-adjustable pedals, remote start, six-disc CD changer, heated front seats, and leather seats. The F-150 also features AdvanceTrac® with roll stability control, trailer sway control, a trailer brake controller, electronic six-speed automatic transmission, a spare tire, and a SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad.

Stop by your local Ford dealer, Marketplace Ford to get your new 2012 Ford F-150. Also feel free to shop online and request a quote.

Ford Fusion Racks up the Awards

Since its debut in 2006, the Ford Fusion has proved to be Ford’s best-selling vehicle. In addition to great sales numbers, the Ford Fusion has won several awards in its five years of existence.

From 2006 to 2010, the Ford Fusion experienced a rise in sales by 54 percent, while other models experienced a sale percentage drop.  During this time, the Fusion increased its share of the midsize segment by 5.2 percentage points.

Other honors that the Ford Fusion has earned include reaching the milestone of 200,000 units sold for two years straight and winning the Best Buy award every year since its debut.  The Fusion has also been named the Most Reliable Family Car, Most Dependable Midsize Car, Motor Trend’s 2010 Car of the Year, and the 2010 North American Car of the Year.

Fusion buyers seem to gravitate toward the midsize sedan because of its high-tech features, including the SYNC® system, Blind Spot Information System, reverse sensing system, and rear view camera system.

Come to Marketplace Ford to get your award-winning Ford Fusion today!

Ford Customers Can Now Place Orders for 2012 Focus Electric

Ford will begin taking orders for the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric beginning November 2, 2011.  Customers can not only reserve their electric model, but they can also customize it to their preferences as well.

2012 Ford Focus Electric The 2012 Ford Focus Electric will be Ford’s first fully electric rechargeable passenger car that works with Ford’s new home charging system.  This zero emission vehicle can be charged in your own home in as little as three hours—a little longer than what it takes to charge a cell phone.

With its EcoBoost turbo charged engine, the 2012 Ford Focus Electric offers customers many different options to meet the needs and wants of all drivers.  The Focus Electric will begin production before 2011 is over.