Fargo Ford F-150 Wins Davis Dam Demonstration

Nelson Ford, a prominent Fargo Ford dealer, is happy to announce that the 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost™ has won a powertrain performance exercise. The Davis Dam Demonstration was held to determine which vehicle could perform the best during towing.
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Dec. 30, 2010 - PRLog -- Nelson Ford, a prestigious Fargo Ford dealership, wants to inform its customers that the 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost™ has taken home a victory during the powertrain performance exercise at the Davis Dam Demonstration.  The demonstration was held with Ford and the top competitors in the pickup truck field and only the Ford F-150 was able to come out on top, further proving its dominance in the field.   Each entry had to tow a trailer weighing up to 9,000 in a variety of tests and it was the Ford F-150 that was able to blow away the field.

The Davis Dam area has been used by Ford engineers for years to prove out maximum powertrain performance capability in a harsh environment. The combination of high temperatures and a steep grade of an average of 5 percent pushes the engine, transmission, driveline, cooling system, brake system and the truck itself to the extreme.  This Fargo Ford F-150 is put through the harshest and most rugged of conditions to really test the capabilities of the vehicle.

Each truck towed a 9,000-pound trailer using independent, professional drivers who alternated after each run; three runs were made, and trucks also switched lanes to eliminate any driver or lane variance. The 2011 F-150 EcoBoost, available at this Fargo Ford dealer, has a best-in-class maximum trailer towing rating of 11,300 pounds. The 9,000-pound mark was selected to allow a baseline that all competitors could meet.

Fargo Ford Bests Field

“We took care to ensure the constancy, accuracy and integrity of the tests, and to have the results verified independently,” said Eric Kuehn, 2011 F-150 chief engineer.  “In each case, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck clearly demonstrated better, quicker acceleration, both on relatively flat surfaces and when going up a grade, which is important when passing a semi or in other situations,” Kuehn said.

Key to EcoBoost’s performance, available at this Fargo Ford F-150 dealer, is the wealth of low-end torque produced by the combination of twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection. Up to 90 percent of the EcoBoost truck engine’s peak, best-in-class torque of 420 lb.-ft. is available from 1,700 RPM to 5,000 RPM, all on regular fuel.

EcoBoost is fundamental to Ford’s strategy to provide technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver uncompromised performance and fuel economy. EcoBoost engines deliver fuel economy gains of up to 20 percent and reduction of CO2 emissions of up to 15 percent, compared with larger, less-efficient engines.

Customers and owners alike are very impressed by the towing capabilities of this vehicle, especially if they need the tremendous towing and hauling capabilities.  This vehicle is perfect for smaller businesses and companies that need an affordable vehicle that will also give them great towing and hauling.  Each Ford F-150 is designed to show incredible durability as well as versatility, as evidenced by its performance at the Davis Dam Demonstration.

Come see why the Ford F-Series is the best-selling and most-awarded pickup truck (for 33 years straight) and best-selling vehicle (for 28 years straight) in America.  For more information on Nelson Ford, please call (877) 468-9301 or visit http://www.nelsonford.com.

At Nelson Auto they're here to make your buying experience as pleasant, easy and as quick for you as possible. They would be happy to assist with your vehicle search in any way possible.  Nelson has an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles and it changes every day.  So come on down and discuss your options with their friendly sales staff.

Nelson Ford
2228 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(877) 468-9301
Tags:Fargo Ford, Fargo Ford F150, Fargo Ford Dealer
Industry:Consumer, Shopping
Location:Fergus Falls - Minnesota - United States
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