Style and technology – the hallmarks of Ford Edge since it took the midsize crossover segment starting in 2006 – come together, offering some news for the 2011 model year.
In addition, the new Edge also showcases Ford’s drive to bring new powertrain options.
Both the Ford Edge 3.5-liter V-6 and Ford Edge Sport 3.7-liter V-6 use advanced engine valvetrain technology (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, or Ti-VCT) and control strategies to increase horsepower and torque to more levels.
The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 285 horsepower and 253 ft.-lb. of torque while the 3.7-liter V-6 delivers 305 horsepower and 280 ft.-lb. of torque – all on regular fuel.
Ford Edge’s fuel economy is not at the expense of power and performance. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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New Ford Edge Sport ExteriorThe SelectShift Automatic™ transmission is standard on the 2011 Ford Edge SEL and Limited series, with class-exclusive paddle activation of the SelectShift standard on the 2011 Ford Edge Sport.
The new EcoBoost I-4 will be mated to a six-speed transmission that will help channel the performance from the new EcoBoost engine.
With the introduction of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4, fuel economy on the new Ford Edge will be 30 percent better than it was in 2006.
Plus, Ford’s newest EcoBoost engine will deliver on the promise of 15 percent fuel economy improvements versus the Ford Edge’s current 3.5-liter V-6 engine while offering the performance feel of a six-cylinder.
New Ford Edge Sport InteriorNew 18-inch tires, standard on the Ford Edge SEL and Ford Edge Limited, and new wheels that are one-half inch wider than the outgoing product provide a more engaging steering feel.
Twenty-inch tires with new wider wheels are optional on the Ford Edge Limited while the Ford Edge Sport has class-exclusive 22-inch wheels standard.
The more seamlessly flowing exterior design freshening is mirrored by a complementary interior, characterized by increased craftsmanship, improved materials and overall better execution.
The 2011 Ford Edge Sport is powered by a 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V-6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and is similar to the one added to the 2011 Ford Mustang.
New Ford Edge ExteriorThat includes all of the content found on Ford Edge SEL as well as a specially tuned suspension, paddle shift transmission and its own style, that includes exclusive 22-inch polished aluminum wheels have distinctive Tuxedo Black spoke accents.
Other unique styling cues include a Tuxedo Black grille, smoked headlamp and taillamp treatment, body-color rocker moldings, oval chrome exhaust tips, body-color door cladding and revised body-color lower front and rear fascias.
Key interior differentiators are liquid silver smoke appliqués that are echoed in the silver smoke metallic leather seat inserts, aluminum pedals and class-exclusive paddle shifters, which activate the six-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission.
In SelectShift mode, the transmission doesn’t second-guess the driver, offering total control over gear selection and performance feel. Upshifts, for instance, are not commanded at redline, and downshifts are allowed at the lowest gear possible as defined by the engine speed.
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Standard on the 2011 Ford Edge Limited and 2011 Ford Edge Sport, the MyFord Touch system displays information using two 4.2-inch full-color LCD screens flanking an analog speedometer and an 8-inch touch-screen LCD at the top of the center stack. The screens can be personalized to each individual driver using a simple button click, voice command or touch-screen tap.
New Ford Edge Sport Exterior New Ford Edge Sport ExteriorThe 2011 Ford Edge will be available in dealers from the summer of 2010.