Friday, May 27, 2011

EcoMode of Ford Focus to help increase fuel economy

The software application that comes with the Ford Focus can help drivers improve their green driving skills by offering hints through a scoring system. The EcoMode evaluates the driving behaviour by looking into gear shifting, speed, and anticipation.
During internal testings, Ford discovered that good eco-driving skills can boost fuel economy by as much as 24%. Projecting the impact of this, Ford estimates that if Americans will try to have good eco-driving skills and improve their own fuel economy by 15%, there will be a total savings of 22 billion gallons of fuel each year.
Here are some of the basic preachings of driving in EcoMode:
Make use of the highest possible drivable gear
Accelerate and decelarate smoothly
Anticipate the flow of traffic
maintain your speeds constantly
Do not idle excessively
Do not take short trips with your engine cold
The software looks at the parameters for gear shifting and sees if the above behavior patterns are followed. It also checks if the driver adjusts the speed so he or she will not be going heavy on the acceleration or braking. Cruising on open roads to be more efficient is also monitored.
Ford Focus drivers can also review the results and compare it with the optimized driving patters as recommended by the software. During driving, the system gives feedback to the driver on the cluster screen and encourages him or her to earn more leaves for every discipline.
The Focus also has an option Eco-Route which is a map-based navigation system.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Car of the day! 2009 Chevy Malibu

Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Mercury 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sdn LS w/1LS

$13,877 - 2.4L 4Cyl. Engine - 66k -

*** 2009 Chevrolet Malibu ***



Safety Feature

Air Bag - Driver
Air Bag - Passenger
Air Bag On/Off Switch - Passenger
Air Bags - Head
Air Bag - Side
Air Bag-Side-Head only-Rear
Traction Control
Brakes-ABS-4 Wheel
4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Remote Keyless Entry
Communications-Onboard Hands Free
Tire-Pressure Monitoring System
Security System
Engine Immobilizer/Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Child Safety Locks
Rear Defrost
Trunk-Emergency Release
Daytime Running Lights

Convenience Feature

Tilt Wheel
Remote Trunk Release
Cruise Control
Intermittent Wipers
AM/FM Stereo
Window Locks
CD Player
Audio-Satellite Radio
Audio Input Jack
MP3 Sound System
Additional Power Outlet(s)
Air Conditioning
Reading Lamps-Front

Exterior Feature

Mirrors-Pwr Driver
Mirrors-Pwr Passenger
Wheels-Wheel Covers
Wipers-Variable Speed Intermittent

Seating / Restraints

Bucket Seats
Cloth Seats
Seat-Rear Pass-Through

Power Options

Power Door Locks
Power Steering
Power Windows

Drive Train / Brakes / Tires

Front Wheel Drive

Friday, May 20, 2011

Car of the day - 2006 Ford Mustang Convertable

Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln Mercury 2006 Ford Mustang 2dr Conv Standard

For more information on this hot ride call us at 616-835-3228. You can view more pics and information on this ride n our pre-owned section.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The all new Global Ford Ranger

Our friends over @ PUTC have posted some good information on the all-new Global Ranger. And by Global, we mean it’s available in over 180 countries, but not US and Canada.
Ford says it’s too close to the size of the F-150 and it wouldn’t sell well in North America. If you actually look at the specs… well we’re not so sure. It’s just a few inches bigger than the current Ranger.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve asked a few owners I know, and they don’t consider the F150 as a replacement for their beloved Rangers! They consider the F150 too big for their needs.
For more info on the truck Ford doesn’t want you to own, see this link, and this one.
Ford has told us that the current Ranger plant (for North America) will be shutting down at the end of 2011 and the Ranger production will end. They haven’t said a word about what will replace the truck, if anything.
If you think you’d like to own one of these, by all means, let Ford know. We think there’s more demand for this truck than Ford realizes.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ford: Smarter, more fuel-efficient cars with help from Google's cloud

Check out this video on youtube about Google Cloud and Ford Focus Hybrid and how this will make an extremely fuel efficient car from Ford.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

EcoBoost Engine

Power plus fuel economy.
EcoBoost direct-injection technology helps produce a cooler, denser charge that generates more power per every drop of fuel. What you experience is instantaneous low-end torque responsiveness with virtually no turbo lag.
2011 F-150 EcoBoost – This technologically advanced engine was developed especially for use in our new 2011 F-150 pickup. The available 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine delivers the power to tow up to 11,300 lbs. – the most towing capacity in its class.** It delivers 365 hp and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, the most torque of any premium- performance engine in its class,* as well as best-in-class payload.**
Edge, Explorer, EcoBoost – The 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine will be available for the 2012 model year.
Taurus, Flex EcoBoost – Performance enthusiasts love the way Taurus SHO accelerates, thanks to its 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. This engine delivers 365 hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.* The same engine powers the Flex crossover, delivering 355 hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. *

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ford Uses Google Prediction To Save Fuel And Time

During this week’s Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Ford unveiled new technology that relies on the search giant’s new Prediction API. By tapping into Google’s Prediction API, Ford will be able to gather historical commute and errand data, and then optimize your route depending on traffic, weather and a host of other information.
By leveraging the location-based uses of Google’s API, Ford developers will be able to improve fuel- or hybrid-electric efficiency while also reducing overall commute times.
“The Google Prediction API allows us to utilize information that an individual driver creates over time and make that information actionable,” said Ryan McGee, technical expert, Vehicle Controls Architecture and Algorithm Design, Ford Research and Innovation. “Between Google Prediction and our own research, we are discovering ways to make information work for the driver and help deliver optimal vehicle performance.”
Using historical driving behavior, Google Prediction will be able to predict a driver’s destination and how to optimize driving performance to and from that location. If a route of travel is predicted, on-board systems could then optimize energy usage.
“Once the destination is confirmed, the vehicle would have instant access to a variety of real-time information so it can optimize its performance, even against factors that the driver may not be aware of, such as an EV-only zone,” said McGee.
Researchers at Ford want to develop systems that anticipate the needs of each individual driver. By accounting for the driving style of each driver,  these systems could maximize energy efficiency without taking away from the overall driving experience.
“It’s about pure customer benefit and creating individualized and optimized experiences – the right one for each person, vehicle and situation.”

-Article from Ford in the news,

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Check out our new website updates....

We have added a Protection Package icon, link, my ford touch link, gas mileage calculator and our new warranty information. You can now schedule your exterior and interior protection packages right online. We also have a clickable pdf to view the brochure on what the packages do for your vehicle. Check out all the links. They are there to help you with your current vehicle or help you make a decision on purchasing your next one.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We have over 30 new F-150's to choose from!

All of the salesmen here at Ed Koehn Ford were out yesterday afternoon moving the lot around trying to fit all these new trucks we just got in. Nearly every trim package and cab style out here! I even have a number Platinum F-150 out here. Less then 3500 of them made. Come check out our lot, we have something that matches you want. It’s always about the price and we know that. That’s why we give the lowest price right away. Feel free to shop us.  We aren’t afraid. We know what our service and loyalty to our customers swill also help seal the deal on top of the bottom dollar.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Take advantage of the market on used trucks

The weather is great and so are the deals. If you are looking for a truck don't hesitate because of gas prices. It’s because of the gas prices that the prices of trucks are low right now. Buy the truck now and sacrifice some as money to get ahead when the gas goes back down. This happened two years ago when we had the first gas spike. The smart buyers went out and got a screaming deal on a truck and when the gas prices went down and the truck prices rose, those people found themselves in a very equitable position. They could easily sell and make money, be happy they got a sweet deal or trade in with equity for their next car. So buyers be smart and take advantage of the market. We have tons of used trucks out here and are ready to sell them. Stop in and check them out.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Gas is coming down

Gas is down a little bit from the weekend. We are hoping it dips under $4.00 in the next couple of days to help save money for our customers daily commute to work. To help out the cause test drive one of the new 2012 Ford Focus' with EPA of 40 MPG! And no this vehicle doesn't sacrifice anything to get that. It is actually quieter than most all competitors V6 and V8 full and midsize cars. Once you drive it you will be surprised. Stop in or call us.... Ed Koehn Ford in Greenville, MI 616.835.3228. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Get Your Car Protected

Ed Koehn Ford in Greenville, MI now offers its Package A/ A Package protection product information, pricing and scheduling right on its home page. Click on protection package and pick with package you want to protect your car. Sick of waxing your car…buy the paint protection for years of a wax look and feel.  Worried about Michigan weather and roads making your car the rust proofing to be guaranteed no rust for 7 years. Want the inside of your cab quiet enough to whisper.... buy the undercoating to reduce road noise by 30%. Want protection against rips, burns or stains in your seat.... buy the interior protection. Want it all!? Buy package A and receive big discount. Check it out!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Buy a car and save money..........

Have you calculated your gas mileage lately? Or how about comparing what you’ll save by getting into something more fuel efficient than what you drive now? Call Tyler at Ed Koehn Ford for him to calculate how he can practically sell you a car and have it pay for itself.