Thursday, September 29, 2016

Off-Road Warrior 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Available This Fall

WESTLAND, Mich.––Ford has recently reported sales that show more adventurous and thrill-seeking buyers are flocking to Ford's performance lineup. Globally, Ford will sell more than 200,000 performance cars in 2016, which is about twice what performance sales were three years ago. Coming to the lineup is the new off-road warrior, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, available this fall. The newest Raptor pickup truck model is ready to show off with many improvements to off-road performance, fuel economy, and power overall.

Off-Road Warrior 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Available This Fall

The new 2017 Raptor is coming with a stunning 450 Hp, Ford just announced, and a powerful 510 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 model will weigh in at 500 lbs less than the 2014 model. This is thanks to the same aluminum alloy body and high-strength steel frame you'll see in standard F-150s. The new weight and body will also be paired with a high-output 10-speed transmission and EcoBoost engine, which leads to:

21% improvement in average torque-to-weight ratio
You'll find better optimized power bands and lower RPM torque thanks to the 10-speed transmission and torque on-demand transfer case.  

23% improvement in EPA-estimated fuel economy
EPA ratings for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is 15 city/18 highway/16 combined mpg, although your use of the truck will create varied actual mileage. 

“The torque-on-demand transfer case and six-mode Terrain Management System is unique to Raptor in the Ford family of vehicles,” Tranter said. “It gives you the benefit of a clutched all-wheel-drive system for easy around-town maneuverability in bad weather. Then, there’s Baja Mode, which automatically engages a mechanically locked 4X4 high, and optimizes throttle response, shifting and boost control to provide improved off-road capability. That’s definitely drawing a line in the sand.”

We can't forget to mention the addition of driving modes to fit whatever road in whatever condition. The modes include Baja, rock/crawl, sport, weather, mud/sand, and normal. The trucks adaptive shift technology works to ensure the right gear is enabled at the right time for a more engaged driving experience. The reduced weight lends to better shifting function overall. 

The off-road warrior, 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be available this fall, but you can test out all the F-150 has to offer by taking a test drive at our dealership. We have a wide range of 2016 Ford F-150s to choose from with different packages and trim levels to suit your needs. Whatever you're looking for, we'd be happy to help you find it! Not sure whether you should buy or lease your next vehicle? Use our Buying Vs. Leasing guide for reference, and let us know if you have any questions.

North Brothers Ford is located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185 and proudly serves as one of the premier dealerships in Metro Detroit, and is committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at 855-739-2023, our knowledgeable and helpful sales team will be more than happy to assist you!

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