Saturday, September 29, 2012

2009 Ford Trailer Towing Guide

Click Here for Complete Trailer Tow Guide for 2009 Ford F-Series Trucks and SUV's.


• Four Powerful and Fuel Efficient Engine Choices:
– 4.6L 2V V8 with 248 hp and 294 lbs.-ft. of torque
– 4.6L 3V V8 with 292 hp and 320 lbs.-ft. of torque
   – 5.4L 3V V8 gas engine with 310 hp and 365 lbs.-ft. of torque
– 5.4L 3V V8 Flex Fuel (E85) with 320 hp and 390 lbs.-ft. of torque
• New fully boxed frame with hydroformed high strength steel
welded through-rail cross members for superior handling control
and responsiveness – strongest in its class
• Coil-over-shock front suspension, outboard rear shocks
and rack-and-pinion steering for outstanding steering response
and performance
• 4-wheel vented disc brakes with standard 4-wheel Anti-lock
Brake System (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution for
responsive, confident stops and exceptional control under hard braking
• Three cab styles – Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew
• Deep cargo boxes offering largest capacity in their class,
plus box side steps and tailgate step
Metric Conversion – To obtain information in kilograms,
   multiply pounds by .45.

2009 F-Series Engine Specs:

• 5.4L Triton®
 V8 – 300 hp & 365 lbs.-ft. torque
• 6.8L Triton V10 – 362 hp & 457 lbs.-ft. torque
(Best-in-class gas horsepower and torque)
• 6.4L Power Stroke®
 V8 Turbo Diesel –
350 hp & 650 lbs.-ft. torque

2009 Ford Escape Towing Capacity and Specs:

• Available Duratec 30-3.0L V6 Engine
generates a sporty 240 horsepower,
223 lbs.-ft. torque (available on XLT
and Limited)
• Electric Power Assisted Steering
system adapts to changing road
conditions and vehicle speed, allowing
for more confident steering and handling
• 4-wheel independent suspension helps
maximize agility and control
• 3,500-lb. towing capability with V6
engine when properly equipped
• Capable of flat/neutral tow
• Seating capacity for up to five adults
• Available Intelligent 4WD System monitors
traction 200 times per second and adjusts
torque distribution as needed to give
maximum traction
• New available voice-activated Navigation

2009 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity and Specs:

• Standard 210-hp 4.0L SOHC V6 Engine
with 5-speed automatic transmission
• Optional 292-hp 4.6L 3-valve V8 Engine
with 6-speed automatic transmission
• Tows trailers up to 7,285 lbs. when
properly equipped
• Independent rear suspension tackles
rough terrain and uneven road surfaces
with ease
• Standard AdvanceTrac®
 with RSC®
(Roll Stability Control™
• Standard Safety Canopy®
 System with
side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor
• Versatile, comfortable interior includes
fold-flat 2nd- and available 3rd-row
seats, optional 50/50 split 3rd-row and
available PowerFold™
• 5-Star ratings in NHTSA Frontal and
Side-Impact crash tests

2009 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity and Specs:

• Proven 5.4L Triton®
 V8 generating
310hp/365 lbs.-ft. of torque, mated to
segment-first 6-speed automatic
• Class-leading 9,200-lbs. trailer towing
capacity (9,000 lbs. for Expedition EL)
• First-in-class independent rear
suspension features refined, second-
generation architecture for controlling
and tuning ride and handling
• Standard 4-wheel disc Anti-lock
Brake System (ABS)
• Standard AdvanceTrac®
 with RSC®
(Roll Stability Control™
• First-in-class, available PowerFold™
3rd-row seat and 2nd-row CenterSlide™
feature for improved cargo area utility
• Increased fuel economy - Unsurpassed
in the Large Utility segment

2009 Ford Flex Towing Capacity and Specs:

• Three rows of innovative seating for up
to 7 people, including limo-like leg room
in the 2nd row
• Flat load surface from front to back with
fold-flat front passenger seat
• Fold-flat 2nd-row seat and fold-in-floor
3rd-row seat
• Three well-equipped trim levels: SE,
SEL and Limited
• 4,500-lb. towing cap

2009 Ford Sport Trac Towing Capacity and Specs:

• Choice of 4x2 or 4x4 models
(also AWD with Adrenalin package)
• Standard 210-hp 4.0L SOHC V6 engine
with 5-speed automatic transmission
• Optional 292-hp 4.6L 3-valve V8 engine
with 6-speed automatic transmission
• Can be equipped to tow trailers up to
7,160 lbs.
• Standard AdvanceTrac®
 with RSC®
(Roll Stability Control™
• Fully boxed frame and 4-wheel
independent suspension to help deliver
a notably quiet ride and agile,
responsive handling
• Dent-proof, scratch-resistant composite
cargo area holds up to 37.5 cu. ft.
of cargo
• Earned 5-Star ratings in NHTSA Frontal
and Side-Impact crash tests

2009 Ford Edge Towing Capacity and Specs:

• Can be equipped to tow trailers up to
3,500 lbs.
• Fully independent multi-link suspension
• Standard AdvanceTrac®
 with RSC®
(Roll Stability Control™
• Standard 4-wheel disc Anti-lock Brake
System (ABS)
• Available panoramic Vista Roof™

Required and Recommended Trailer Towing Equipment:

E-Series Vans & Wagons
• For Trailers Over 5,000 Pounds – Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Prep Package.
• For Trailers Over 1,500 Pounds – 3.0L V6 Engine.
• For Trailers Over 2,000 Pounds – Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package.
Explorer and Sport Trac
• For Trailers Over 3,500 Pounds – Class III/IV Trailer Tow Prep Package.
• For Trailers Over 6,000 Pounds – Heavy Duty Trailer Tow Package.
• For Trailers Over 2,000 Pounds – Class III Trailer Tow Prep Package.
• For Trailers Over 5,000 Pounds – Trailer Tow Package or Heavy Duty
Payload Package (requires Max Trailer Tow Package).
F-350 Pickup
• For 26,000-pound GCWR – TowBoss Package.
F-450 Pickup
• For 33,000-pound GCWR – High Capacity Trailer Tow Package.
F-450/F-550 Chassis Cab
• For 33,000-pound GCWR on F-550 with Automatic Transmission;
30,000-pound GCWR on F-450 with Automatic Transmission; and
28,000-pound GCWR on F-450/F-550 with Manual Transmission –
High Capacity Trailer Tow Package.

Click Here for Complete Trailer Tow Guide for 2009 Ford F-Series Trucks and SUV's.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

2011 - 2012 - 2013 Ford F-150 Trailer Towing Guide

   Here is the latest Trailer Tow Guide from Ford for the latest F-150 model from 2011 to 2013. Keep in mind, as gearing changes, so does capacity. You can see more information HERE.

For a better view you can click the above grid which will open the image in a new window. Right click the image in the new window and choose print.


2010 Ford Super Duty Pickup Towing Guide

   Here is the towing guide for the 2010 Ford Super Duty F-250/F-350/F-450 Pickup Trucks.

Conventional Towing:

Fifth-Wheel Towing:

Click an image which will open the picture by itself; then right click and choose print for better visibility.


2010 Ford F-150 Trailer Towing Guide

   Here at Ed Koehn one of the most frequent questions we receive is "Can the F-150 for the Super Duty I'm interested in pull my trailer or fifth-wheel that weighs "x" amount of pounds?" I thought I would put the information in an easily accessible place, like here on our blog. These trailer tow guides are provided by Ford, and I categorize them by engine and year range of those engines. Towing guides for other Ford trucks will be added shortly.
   This is the F-150 Pickup Conventional and Fifth-Wheel Towing Guide that covers the model years 2004 to 2010.
If you can't read the information, click the image, then you can right click to print it out so it can be more easily read.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Battle For Your Chance to Win Your Dream Mustang!

   Have you seen this promotion by Ford yet? It's called "Battle For Your Dream Mustang". Visit the Ford Mustang Customizer to customize a Mustang and "battle" it against other people's creations. You can choose from the V6, GT, BOSS 302 and the Shelby GT500 - then add different front ends, wheels, decals... You are only limited by your imagination. Share your creations on Facebook, and download a copy to set as your desktop photo! Someone is going to win their creation, how cool is that? Be sure to share your creation on our Facebook. Be sure to check the Rules as well. Good luck!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The 2013 Ford Fusion!

Presenting the all new 2013 Ford Fusion.

2013 Ford Fusion
    The new model Fusion was unveiled in February at the 2012 North American International Auto Show to rave reviews. The Fusion won the EyesOn Design "Excellence in Design Award", the top honor for production vehicles. MotorTrend says: "Ford's all-new Fusion brings alive the next generation of more expressive vehicles from Ford and is the first sedan to offer gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions." Best in Show Award by the Autoweek editorial staff.

With a design based largely on the Evos Concept unveiled earlier this year, the new Ford Fusion should easily be the best-looking car in a segment that includes models like the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu and the Kia Optima. Inside, the larger and sleeker Fusion features a more spacious interior with a better use of technology including Ford’s updated MyFord Touch infotainment system. While the styling and technology are definitely notable, the big news for the 2013 Fusion is what lies beneath that sculpted sheet metal.

2013 Ford Fusion hybrid badge

   Unlike the all-new Ford Escape, the Fusion will still be available in hybrid form for 2013. This next-generation hybrid system starts off with a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle inline-four and a lithium-ion battery pack. This setup is expected to give the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid remarkable fuel economy estimates of 47 miles per gallon in the city and 44 mpg on the highway; Fusion Hybrid is also able to travel at speeds of up to 62 miles per hour under full-electric power.

   A bit bigger of a surprise is the new Fusion Energi. As is the case with the C-Max Energi introduced last year and going on sale later this year, the Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Using the same engine as the Hybrid,, Ford says that the Fusion Energi will get an expected 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) which is better than the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius PHEV.

2.0L EcoBoost Engine

Of course, buyers looking for a more conventional powertrain will still have plenty of options when it comes to the new Fusion. The base engine continues to be a 2.5-liter inline-four, but two new EcoBoost engine options will now be available. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost can be equipped with either a manual or automatic transmission, while the more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost is only available with an automatic but offers either front- or all-wheel drive configurations.

2013 Ford Fusion

Modern design features sweeping lines, laser-cut headlamps and a strong, graphically designed grille. Fusion features a sleek, athletic silhouette reminiscent of a coupe with the functionality of a sedan. Strong styling cues emphasized by the LED (light-emitting diode) tail lamps and bright exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia on Titanium models.

Available interior of the 2013 Ford Fusion

Fusion's interior features a sporty, driver-oriented environment with next-generation seating that offers expanded functionality. Exceptional fit and finish and greater use of soft-touch materials and thoughtful attention to passenger interactivity points. The Fusion proudly uses EcoCloth interior, available on SE, which features seating fabric made from 100 percent recycled yarn that would normally end up in landfills as waste.

Beautiful! The 2013 Ford Fusion

The new Fusion makes use of the Active Grille Shutter System which helps improve efficiency by maximizing the aerodynamic efficiency of the grille opening and the engine cooling system. When less engine cooling is required, the shutters automatically close to help improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

A hero shot of the 2013 Ford Fusion
    Safety was also put into the design of the all-new Fusion. Body strength has been increased by 10% over the previous model through the use of more high-strength steels such as boron. Side door intrusion beams extend across the two strongest areas of the door frame to help protect against passenger compartment intrusion in certain side-impact collisions. Fusion features eight standard airbags, including dual-stage airbags for the driver and front passenger which calculate the severity of an impact and inflate appropriately.

   Perhaps even more important is Fusion's ability to avoid an accident with a list of technologies. AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control, ABS, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring system, and available all-wheel drive are just some of the features to help you stay in control behind the wheel. Also available on the Fusion is the lane keeping system with driver alert, blind spot information system, adaptive cruise control, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, reverse sensing system and rear-view camera.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Sprint Cup Car

The 2013 Fusion body style will also be next years cup car for NASCAR's top racing series. Engineers paid close attention to making sure the on-track version closely resembled the street car.

   The 2013 Ford Fusion is expected to continue the Fusion-models claim as the top selling vehicle in Ford's line up, as well as increase market-share in the very competitive mid-sized car race. I have just received word as I write this that the new Fusion is beginning to ship from Ford to dealerships. Stay tuned to this blog and as the 2013 Ford Fusion hits the lot and showroom. Look for our staff reviews and video test drives! I anticipate this being the hottest car from this fall through all of next year...

 Bad-ass in blue, the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid


Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Ways a Sales Event Can Help the Local Economy

   Sales events have a positive influence on the local economy in more ways than than you may see on the surface. The event itself can be financially lucrative for the host, but the financial impact reaches well outside our showroom floor. This is just a brief blog to show a few ways in which an event here at Ed Koehn can actually be good for our community.

AmericInn - Greenville
 When we have a liquidation event to move some of our older new and pre-owned vehicles we will sometimes higher an outside sales and marketing firm to help with the task. This includes the personal, and management. These folk typically are not from the area, but stay during the sale and absorb the hospitality that can be found right here in Greenville, MI. They will often stay at places like the AmericInn. Dinner is readily available at one of Greenville's many restaurants such as Applebee's, McDonalds, Burger Kind and El Rancho.

Brats from The Meat Shack - Greenville

They're not the only ones that eat! The employees here at Ed Koehn never go hungry. Often times you can spot us plotting and scheming about what we are going to do for lunch today. When a decision has been made it's off to town to pick up goodies, such as Jet's Pizza, Subway, The Winter Inn, The Other Place, Turk Lake Bar, meat from The Meat Shack and countless local other locations here in Greenville. Supplies such as paper plates, cutlery and a ton of things I can't even think of are picked up from local stores Meijer and WalMart.

   The Ed Koehn Automotive Group would like to thank you for purchasing your vehicles locally, spending money locally. We would like to thank you for doing your part to help keep our local economy strong. The people of Greenville, and surrounding areas, are known for taking care of one another. We are known for taking care of and taking pride in our communities. I thought I would take a moment and share this thought as it crossed my mind. Community. Every sale we make is money right back in our community. The things we spend money on is frequently money back in our own community. Community. That's what it's all about, I just thought you should know...


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Most Anticipated Cars of 2013

Most Anticipated Cars of 2013

   I recently read an arcticle about the 13 "Most Anticipated Cars of 2013" on Forbes website. ( I was pleased to notice that three of the top thirteen vehicles are manufactured by the Ford Motor Company/Lincoln. Not one, not two, but three cars that have industry buzz. Let's take a closer look...

2013 Ford Fusion

Likely price: $22,000 to $30,000 Ford aims to redefine the competitive mid-sized car segment with the Aston Martin-inspired look of the new Fusion sedan, available with gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The hybrid will get 47 mpg in the city; the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid will get the equivalent of at least 100 mpg.

2013 Ford C-Max hybrid

Starting price: $25,995 The C-Max is a compact utility vehicle sold in Europe. In the U.S., it'll be sold only as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid. The C-Max hybrid has a 570-mile driving range, and gets 47 mpg in both city and highway driving. The C-Max Energi, coming later this fall, can go more than 20 miles on electricity alone, and will have a total range of 550 miles. Features in both vehicles include a hands-free liftgate and panoramic sunroof.

2013 Lincoln MKZ

Price: TBA Debuting later this year, the new Lincoln MKZ represents the future of Lincoln. It features impressive styling, with a distinctive retractable glass roof, and other unique features like a push-button gear selector, rear inflatable seatbelts and an intelligent system that controls driving dynamics.

For more information about these or any other vehicles in the Ford or Lincoln lineup, be sure to stop by and speak with a sales and leasing consultant right here at Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln of Greenville.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ

When looking for a new take on luxury, look no further than the all-new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. The MKZ will be available at Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln this fall, and you will also be able to find more information at The 2013 version of the MKZ features elegent, fluid lines. It has a very athletic stance that is poised for changes in direction. It's imaginative features give rise to new perspective. Open, airy spaces welcome you in, while its advanced systems ease the drive.

Lincoln has made a bold move to take on the fiercely competitive luxury market which is currently dominated by Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus. Critics and customers are taking notice; praising the stunning design, numerous technology and safety features, and the panoramic roof.
"Lincoln certainly did its homeword and the 2013 MKZ seems promising at first glance ... The raised trunk lid, integrated spoiler and exhausts, sculpted rear bumper and massive slab-sided rear fenders won't be mistaken for anything else on the road..." - Colin Bird,

The 2013 Lincoln MKZ has an impressive list of powerplant options from the standard 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged, direct-injection engine to the powerful 3.7L Ti-VCT 24-valve V6 engine. It is also available with the fuel sipping 2.0L iVCT hybrid engine.

Along the lines of "shifting your perspective", the MKZ has a neatly designed, uncluttered, fully embracing driver environment, sans the traditional shifter. Select your gear with the simple push of a button.

Elegent design and engeneering, right into it's avalable 19" polished aluminum wheels.

The panoramic glass roof.

The muscular stance of the all new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. Available this fall from Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln of Greenville.

- TW

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The 2013 Ford Focus ST

   Have you heard about the new 2013 Ford Focus ST? If not, please allow me to make the introduction: Here is the 2013 Ford Focus ST...

2013 Ford Focus ST
 The ST stands for Sport Technologies. Ford's Global Sport Technologies group is new to North America, and the ST is the first truly global performance car from Ford. The inspiration is "Pure exhilaration meets the daily drive". The Focus ST is designed to go head to head with competitors such as the Volkswagen GTI, the Honda Civic Si and the MazdaSpeed3, giving buyers an alternative choice to the Japanese and European "hot hatches". The chassis, engine sound and comfort of the Focus ST have been tubed to deliver a sport driving experience with a level of refinement rarely seen in this type of car. Simply put: the Focus ST is geared towards "driving purists" who will appreciate owning a fast, fun-to-drive car that's expressive and attention grabbing.

The Focus ST is designed to be striking to look at, but it's also functional. From it's sweeping kinetic - "looks as if it's in motion, even when still" - to the large one-piece hexagonal mesh grill that increases airflow. Other features include a front chin spoiler, 18" Y-spoke painted aluminum wheels, muscular extended rocker panels, diffuser style vents in the rear lower bumper fascia and high performance exhaust with centrally located dual bright tips.

Inside is a blend of the sophisticated and the bold. Focus ST has features such as available RECARO front sport bucket seats, unique ST gauges with red needle pointers, three additional gauges for turbo boost pressure (psi), oil pressure and oil temperature and metal, racing-inspired clutch, brake and accelerator pedals.

Performance is the name of the game, and with it's responsive performance, the ST does not disappoint. The Focus ST is powered by the high-output 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 intercooled engine that has 20 psi of turbo boost.
  • 252 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • 270 lb.ft. of torque @ 2500 rpm
That beast is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The suspension has been uniquely tuned for European-inspired driving. Goodyear Eagle F1's provide a sure grip and the four wheel disc brakes with hi-performance, low metallic compound pads make sure you can stop. The ST has a variable ratio steering rack plus electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) with enhanced torque vectoring control which works like a limited slip differential. Three-mode AdvanceTrac electronic stability control allows you to fine tune the handling. Standard mode provides confidence regardless of conditions. Sport mode provides more spirited driving performance and Off is designed for racetrack use, allowing wheel spin and drift.

The 2013 Focus ST also has an impressive list of options and equipment groups such as SYNC with MyFord Touch, voice activated navigation, intelligent access with push-button start, MyKey - the ability to set top speed and volume limits on the stereo, the ST2 and ST3 equipment and performance packages... and true to the Ford Focus, good fuel mileage at 32 mpg. Focus ST is on it's way... are you ready?