Monday, March 31, 2014

Lima Engine Plant Receives $500 Million Investment from Ford

Lima Engine Plant Receives $500 Million Investment from Ford
WESTLAND, Mich - The Lima Engine Plant Receives a $500 Million Investment from Ford Motor Company, which will be put to good use for plant updates and the additional 300 new jobs that will be created to help with production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® for the 2015 Ford F-150. Since 2010, the new EcoBoost engine's demand has grown over 600 percent; the F-150 can be credited for 91 percent of this growth. As Ford customers continue to demand the EcoBoost engines, the Ohio Plant engineers will work hard to meet their needs. The Lima Engine Plant is ready to put production for the latest and most technologically advanced engine in full force. 

Lima Engine Plant Receives $500 Million Investment from Ford Currently, the Lima Engine Plant produces 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter Duratec® V6 engines for various Ford vehicles -this includes the Edge and Explorer utilities, the Lincoln MKZ crossover, MKT utility and MKZ sedan.  The $500 million investment will be used to add a flexible engine assembly system as well as to renovate 700,000 square feet of the plant for the addition of other machining and assembly functions. For the past 60 years, Lima Engine has helped keep Ford and Lincoln vehicles running strong. Adding the production of the 2.7-liter to the Ohio facility will make for a solid future for both Ford Motor Company and the engineers.

Customers will get a complete package of power and performance in their F-150 thanks to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. This EcoBoost uses standard Auto Start-Stop technology that will improve the F-150's performance and overall efficiency. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost also has some fine tuning; specialized elements specifically for truck customers. When drivers are towing or using the four-wheel-drive mode, the Auto Start-Stop turns off the engine automatically when the vehicle is at a stop. The engine then restarts immediately as the driver releases the brake. From a performance standpoint, the engine's compacted graphite iron and aluminum engine block reduces weight and strengthens the truck where it is most necessary.

The Lima Engine Plant Receives a $500 Million Investment from Ford and we can look forward to seeing those enhancements happen almost immediately. The 2015 F-150 is set to hit dealerships this coming fall, so it is time to get to work! Look for the 2015 F-150 later this year at North Brothers Ford. We carry the latest and greatest Ford vehicles on our lot; stop by for a test-drive today!  North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!

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