Monday, April 18, 2011

Gresham Ford - A Oregon Ford Dealer Proud to offer the Cleaniest Diesel Engine Ever!

The new 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel, available on Super Duty Pickups, provides cutting‑edge diesel technology. This engine is stronger, lighter, more powerful and more fuel efficient than any previous Power Stroke and delivers serious competitive advantages with: Diesel Engine Emissions: The Facts! The Gresham Ford Fleet department is currently serving Gresham Portland and Vancouver areas with the new Super Duty trucks to get the job done right.  Cleanest Power Stroke® Diesel Engine Ever The new 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel delivers power, fuel efficiency and reduced nitrogen oxides (NOx). The new Ford Diesel truck is a great fit for the Portland Vancouver area.  Gresham Ford is proud to be a Ford dealer offering the new Ford Diesel F250 F350 F450 F550 trucks.  An Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and an aftertreatment system work together to make this the cleanest Ford Power Stroke diesel ever.  Aftertreatment System Exhaust flows through a three-stage aftertreatment system consisting of:

1. Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)

2. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) where Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is added

3. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

The SCR is where most of the NOx is removed. That is accomplished by injecting DEF into the exhaust stream that, through a series of chemical reactions, converts NOx into water and harmless nitrogen.  Gresham Ford Super Duty Trucks also come standard with Notrogen filled tires to help maximize your gas mileage and tire life. 

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) - DEF is a solution of approximately 32.5 percent high-purity urea and 67.5 percent demineralized water that is injected into the exhaust system, removing most of the NOx from the exhaust. The solution is clear, nontoxic and safe to handle. DEF is readily available from the dealership, truck stops and automotive retail chains. 
F-450 Lariat Crew Cab 4x4
F-350 xlt superCab 4x4

F-250 xl reg ular Cab 4x2

• Best-in-Class(1) Fuel Economy

• Best-in-Class Maximum Horsepower and Torque(2) —

400/800

• Best-in-Class Conventional Towing(3) — 17,500 lbs.

• Best-in-Class Maximum 5th-wheel Towing(3) — 24,400 lbs.

• Best-in-Class(1) GCWR — 33,000 lbs. Cleanest Power Stroke® Diesel Engine Ever

The new 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel delivers power, fuel efficiency and reduced nitrogen oxides (NOx). An Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and an aftertreatment system work together to make this the cleanest Ford Power Stroke diesel ever.

Aftertreatment System Exhaust flows through a three-stage aftertreatment system consisting of:

1. Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)

2. Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) where Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is added

3. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

The SCR is where most of the NOx is removed. That is accomplished by injecting DEF into the exhaust stream that, through a series of chemical reactions, converts NOx into water and harmless nitrogen.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF)  - DEF is a solution of approximately 32.5 percent high-purity urea and 67.5 percent demineralized water that is injected into the exhaust system, removing most of the NOx from the exhaust. The solution is clear, nontoxic and safe to handle. DEF is readily available from the dealership, truck stops and automotive retail chains.  Mike Amato, Parts Manager, at Gresham Ford can be reached at 503-665-0101 or parts@greshamford.com and would be happy to answer any of your DEF questions.  Chevy Silverado and Ram Chassis Cab also use an SCR/DEF system to meet emission standards. However, Ram Pickup uses a less efficient, Lean NOx Trap (LNT) system.

You need to know that the Ram Pickup does not use DEF, and their Lean NOx Trap system has to constantly cycle between a lean and a rich fuel mix, which reduces Ram’s potential fuel efficiency. 
The SCR allows our engine to continually run at the optimum fuel mixture — helping to deliver a 5-8 percent fuel efficiency increase over non-SCR competition.

Also, compared to GM, note that our DEF fill port is conveniently located next to the fuel filler, compared to the less-convenient underhood fill location on Silverado.

Bottom Line - Being able to design a new engine with an SCR/DEF system contributed to Ford engineers’ ability to develop a clean diesel engine that outperforms the competition both in power and fuel efficiency. 
 
 
Does it cost more to operate a 2011 Super Duty because it requires DEF?

The primary advantage of having SCR/DEF on the 6.7L Power Stroke is the 5-8 percent increase in fuel efficiency. This gives Super Duty a significant leg up before factoring in any other variables. Here’s a quick look at operating costs and savings of SCR/DEF:
Assumptions:


• 15,000 miles of driving per year

• DEF is $3-$5 per gallon

• Customer will use approximately 5 gallons of DEF every 7500 miles

• Customer will see a 5-8 percent advantage in fuel efficiency with Super Duty

Tota l Cost /Savings :

• 2 DEF refills = $30-$50

• Fuel savings 5-8 percent

(@ $3 per gallon of fuel) = $142-$222

Total savings = $92 to $192

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2012 Ford Focus Electric at Gresham Ford

The 2012 Focus Electric is designed to deliver outstanding energy efficiency, reliable operation, and true driving enjoyment. Take a closer look at Focus Electric performance:


• All-electric powertrain and single-speed transmission are designed to provide immediate responsiveness and smooth acceleration

• Anticipated to achieve a top speed of up to 84 mph

• Many of the steering, handling and braking components are shared with the agile and sporty, gasoline Focus models

• Outstanding aerodynamics and the absence of a gasoline engine help achieve a remarkably quiet, comfortable in-car experience

• Focus Electric will offer a miles-per-gallon (mpg) equivalent competitive with other electric vehicles in the market(1)



(1) Based on Ford preliminary testing. Class is Small Electric Cars.
• The 2012 Focus Electric features an advanced, Ford-engineered 23kW liquid-cooled/heated lithium-ion battery pack


• When plugged in, the Focus Electric onboard charger converts AC power from the electric grid to DC power to charge the liquid-cooled/heated battery pack

• The battery pack can be charged at home using:

– The the 120-volt convenience cord that will come with the vehicle

– The recommended 240-volt wall-mounted charge station that will be sold separately and can charge the battery in just over three hours

• Can be programmed to pre-heat or pre-cool the vehicle interior while charging
The 2012 Focus Electric shares many of the features of the gas-powered Focus. Take a look at key interior features and technologies that are unique to the Focus Electric:


• MyFord Touch™ enhanced with unique electric driving screens

• “MyFord Mobile” app allows Focus Electric owners to check the battery charge status of their car, set or initiate charging, find the location of their car in a parking lot, locate charging stations, plus search for destinations and determine if the car has enough charge to travel to all of the locations and back home

• New value-charging feature, through collaboration with Microsoft, enabling owners to charge their vehicles when utility rates are lowest

• Use of eco-friendly interior materials
The 2012 Focus Electric shares many of the features of the gasoline-powered Focus. Take a look at key exterior features and technologies that are unique to the Focus Electric:


• Unique aerodynamic front fascia with chrome grille surround and chrome bars

• Illuminated LED charge port located on the driver's side front fender

• Focus Battery Electric Road and Leaf badging

• Available HID headlamps and LED taillamps
Conveying a sense of motion even when standing still, the Focus “kinetic” design delivers an exciting first impression. Take a closer look at key exterior design features:


• Quad-beam halogen headlamps give Focus a high-tech look

• Slim, swept-back headlamp design

• Chrome grille surround with chrome bars

• Along the side, the dramatic “Z” bodyside accent lines give the exterior design a sense of motion

• Pronounced wheel arches add to the impressive stance of the vehicle

• The rear fascia has light-catching lines to enhance the wide stance and athletic appearance

• The taillamps have a sculpted design that offers a more premium look

• Rounding out the exterior design features is the liftgate spoiler
 
Gresham Ford is excited to be a Portland Oregon Ford Dealer to offer the new 2012 Electric Ford Focus.  This is Ford's first electric vehicle put to market and the Portland Vancouver area has responded favorably.  Gresham Ford is also proud to be a Presidents Award Oregon Ford dealer serving Portland, Sandy and Vancouver Washington's electric vehicle needs.