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  1. 3 points
    bzcat

    2020 Escape Engines - 1.3L 3 Cylinder

    It's 1.5 I3 not 1.3 And the topic is already being discussed in another thread.
  2. 3 points
    over 500 today boys.
  3. 2 points
    RPF

    New light & medium duty news

    jpd, I just quoted that little snippet to keep the post at a reasonable length, but I'll address more than just that section. Your 6.8L power numbers are no longer current, in the E-Series, the 2V is rated at 305hp@4250 RPM and 420 ft-lb@3250 RPM. In the F-450/550, the 3V is rated at 288hp@4000 RPM and 424 ft-lb@3000. Talking about the "glory" of the 6.8L is somewhat like me trying to rationally discuss the how a 4.0L Falcon would drive relative to a 5.0L one. I could surmise based on charts, magazines and internet forums but it's not available here so I can't actually experience the difference. I owned 6.2L and 6.8L vehicles, at the same time. I can tell you, from experience, that the 6.2L is better than you think it is and the 6.8L is not as impressive as you make it out to be. Most 6.8L trucks (mine included) came with the 5R110W "5-speed" transmission with a 3:1 1st gear compared to the 6.2L which came with 6-speeds with 1st gears around 4:1. So the actual torque at the tire on launch wasn't all that different as the 6.2L had about a third deeper gearing. Also remember from physics class that you can increase torque at the tire using gearing, but you can't increase power this way. Also recall that the speed you can maintain for a given weight is based on power (rate of doing work) not torque (force). Newer 6.8L's were finally available with the 6R, but my 2013 was too old to get that trans and no pickups ever came with it. My relative "dislike" of the 6.8L comes from how it feels up at highway speeds. It would need to downshift to maintain speeds over highway overpasses, at sea level. At those engine speeds the 6.8L has lots of vibration, does not sound good, and consumes a ton of fuel. The 6.2L has less vibration, lower levels of noise at cruise speeds, and sounds much better when operated at the top end of the RPM range. On grades and at similar weights they both require about the same RPM, but the 6.2L sounds and feels better operating there and feels like it has more ability to accelerate (due to greater available power and about 1000 RPM wider powerband per gear). Things will get a lot better with the new 7.3L. From what the CPE said in the TFL video, it will put down enough power at reasonable cruising speeds to eliminate the need for a lot of the downshifting that always seems to be the big complaint with the gassers. The NVH that it does have will most likely be similar to the 6.2L, so it'll sound MUCH better and be smoother when being worked hard than the 6.8L. It will have 10 speeds so it will be easier to select a gear that produces the needed level of hp without needing to run up to the power peak. With significantly more available power and lower 1st gear in the transmission, vehicles like the E-450 will no longer need deep 4.56:1 final drives. This will result in being able cruise on the highway at lower RPM, leading to even better NVH. The lower engine speeds plus its ability to run at 14.7:1 AFR more often will bring much better fuel economy. Finally, given the increased power it should get closer to the GCWR's that are available with the PowerStroke, without the higher up-front cost, maintenance expense or the worry that a bad tank of fuel will cause $10K+ of fuel system damage.
  4. 2 points
    bzcat

    Is this the next gen Ford Ranger?

    This is probably a late stage Ranger design clay model being prepped for consumer focus group in Australia.
  5. 2 points
    I hate to say it but I believe this is the 2021MY P703 (Ranger) for the global markets. We will get this exact Ranger here in North America for the 2023MY with some NA specific tweaks. It’s currently in design review/finalization for specific trims so it’s very close to reveal in global markets in the next 18 months.
  6. 1 point
    To add, he said there were 1,500 backorders (whatever that means)... so apparently it requires 24 hour production for 1,500 backorders.
  7. 1 point
    RPF

    New light & medium duty news

    Per the BOSS engine CPE, in the link I mentioned above, he said that the 6.2L would require upgraded exhaust valves and exhaust manifolds to pass the MD dyno cert test. He specifically mentioned that the 6.8L required those upgrades as well, so the 6.8L pickup engines would fail the test. If you go back and watch the TFL video on the new 7.3L gas you will see that the 7.3L CPE mentions that the MD variants of that engine get an upgraded valve and a cast stainless exhaust manifold that the pickup variants don't need in order to meet the MD duty cycle requirements.
  8. 1 point
    The difference is that Ford won't go broke not building Mustangs, but Tesla will go broke if it's forced to build the actual buyer product mix.
  9. 1 point
    bzcat

    Corsair Engine Info

    Maybe because there are two replacements? Just a theory... the reason we are getting conflicting reports is because Ford is working on two midsize CUV... one based on C2 and the other based on CD6. And the people working on one project doesn't know what the other team is doing. Let me explain... we have reports that Ford is going to replace Edge with 7 seat CUV in Europe. It is probably going to be about the size of VW Tiguan LWB, which is nearly identical in size to the current 5 seat Edge. This is going to be a C2 vehicle and may also replace the 7 seat Edge in China. Ford will probably also sell it in the US because it will need something smaller than Explorer that has 7 seats. Farley had promised the "Fusion" name will be back in a "white space" vehicle. Most people assumed it will be some sort of lifted wagon or fastback car thing but I now believe he is really talking about this 7 seat CUV. We also have report that Edge is going to CD6 and this also makes sense if you believe Ford wants to push Edge/Nautilus upmarket like they are doing with Explorer. Imagine a "coupe" version of Explorer and Aviator with only 5 seats, shorter wheelbase, and same suite of engines. Basically like a Jeep Grand Cherokee. This vehicle will have great appeal in the US market and also make a much better foundation for Nautilus to go up against the likes of BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE. Basically, I think we are looking at something like this (from small to large): EcoSport Puma Maverick Escape/Kuga TBD 7 seat CUV (maybe Fusion?) Bronco Edge (switch to CD6) Everest Explorer Expedition
  10. 1 point
    ANTAUS

    Is this the next gen Ford Ranger?

    Imagine if that were the Courier truck they want to introduce...
  11. 1 point
    wildosvt

    Ranger wheels from ford accessories

    those fender flares are awful. most of them are lol.
  12. 1 point
    Actually the Toyota Prius is the number 1 vehicle the Model 3 is replacing.
  13. 1 point
    YT90SC

    Flex no crank and battery good

    0.1 degree total on front. .36 degree total on rear. Both toleranced + or - 0.20
  14. 1 point
    https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/20/tesla-model-3-lease-option/ Right on cue, Tesla's getting ready to lease Model 3's in the US.
  15. 1 point
    I remember this. I also remembering that same Ford exec saying that the fastest way to improve the Jag factory would be to tear it down. Back in the 80's, both GM and Ford were in an expansion mode. GM was in talks with Jaguar, Ford with Saab. At the last moment, Ford bought Jag and GM bought Saab.
  16. 1 point
    fuzzymoomoo

    2020 Lincoln Corsair with less camo

    I do not think there will ever be a 3 row version. It's bigger to address the number 1 complaint (Escape too) and that is rear seat legroom.
  17. 1 point
    fuzzymoomoo

    Corsair Engine Info

    I haven't seen or heard anything about the NG Nautilus, however the Edge does get a little bigger and is due out for MY2021. Since the Nautilus is on the same schedule I expect it at the same time.
  18. 1 point
    bzcat

    Corsair Engine Info

    Aviator is the same size as X7, GLS, and Q7. Nautilus is same size as X5, GLE, Q8, and RX. MKC is the same size as X3, GLC, Q5, and NX. Lincoln is working on something smaller than MKC that will compete with X1, GLA, Q3, and UX. Nautilus is actually slightly smaller than other midsize luxury SUV but mainly because all 3 German competitors are brand new in 2019 so they are one generation ahead. Given how big Aviator is and how big the Corsair appears in spy photo, it's safe to say next gen Nautilus will get bigger too.
  19. 1 point
    silvrsvt

    2020 Lincoln Corsair with less camo

    I like it, but not really a fan of what they did with the black paint wrapping under the spoiler on the roof.
  20. 1 point
    ANTAUS

    2020 Lincoln Corsair with less camo

    A touch Aviator (to die it in, but really Land Rover), from the side. I do agree with the "sharper" comment, if the front top hood line where a bit taller and more upright it would help too give it a tie to the bigger. Overall I really like what I see.
  21. 1 point
    Very Large. I think it's a 7-seater version from the Escape 3-row. Probably that rumor about a crossover below the MKC might be right. Lincoln seems to be increasing the size of the MKC to open up space to a subcompact crossover
  22. 1 point
    akirby

    New light & medium duty news

    So it would work great in a mustang provided you swap out the block, heads, cam and crank?
  23. 1 point
    Both of those models are on their way out to either be replaced with a new model or just discontinued...thats why there is $$$ on the hoods
  24. 1 point
    Well, in 1984 IBM had 70% of the typewriter market...great dominance, but a bigger slice of a shrinking market doesn't do much for profits.
  25. 1 point
    Everyone join in COUGAR! COUGAR! COUGAR! BY Lincoln...
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