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While the growl of the mighty V8 in the new Ford Mustang GT is music to a car enthusiast’s ear, it can make the neighbors a bit testy, especially when you wake them from a sound sleep. That’s why Ford engineers developed a “quiet exhaust” mode for the 2018 Mustang, allowing drivers to tone down the noise until they get out on the open road. “I love the sound of the V8, but it can be loud and you can’t annoy people like that in your neighborhood,” said Ford engineer Steve von Foerster. “It sounds so cool, but I thought, ‘There has to be a way to give people more control over the engine’s sound.’” That thought came after a neighbor called the police on von Foerster, who avoided a ticket but started a discussion with fellow engineers. The result is a noise deadening system that keeps everyone happy. You’ll be able to test drive the 2018 Mustang soon at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

Programmable Noise Levels

The new Ford Mustang’s “Quiet Start” option features controls mounted on the steering wheel that allows drivers to select “quiet times” to start their vehicle. The Mustang will automatically deaden the noise upon startup at those times, allowing you to keep peace with the neighbors. It’s all part of the active valve performance system available on the new Mustang GT. It also allows different volumes for the exhaust system based on Track, Sport and Normal modes. “Active valve performance exhaust gives Mustang owners the best of both worlds – that classic Mustang sound, and the ability to not wake up your neighbors when you leave the house early in the morning or arrive home late at night,” according to Ford engineer Matt Flis.

Only One of Many Changes

The active valve performance exhaust feature is only one of many new changes coming when the new Ford Mustang arrives at Chapman Ford this fall. Along with a new design on both the exterior and interior, the new Mustang will offer a 10-speed automatic transmission, MagneRide automatic damping to improve handling and a totally digital 12-inch instrument cluster that will personalize how you receive vehicle information. Drag Strip mode is a new innovation that allows the new Mustang GT to go from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds, faster than sports cars costing tens of thousands of dollars more. With the new Mustang, you can do that more quietly than ever before. “When sounds get up into the upper 70-decibel range, that’s typically about when they start to bother people,” according to Flis. “With quiet start activated, the decibel level of the new Mustang GT drops about 10 decibels.”

 

Law enforcement agencies now have another tool to chase the bad guys with the recent unveiling of the Ford F-150 Police Responder. With an efficient 3.5L EcoBoost engine providing top speeds up to 100 mph, the newest version of the F-150 lineup offers a capable chase vehicle with the ability to go off-road. Ford started with the F-150 FX4 off-road 4×4 and then added special enhancements to provide a safe and effective chase vehicle. “Ford’s 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the perfect all-terrain law enforcement vehicle,” according to Ford marketing manager Stephen Tyler. “Aside from its industry-first on-road pursuit capability, the purpose-built pickup can comfortably seat five, while providing capability in off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments patrolled by sheriff’s departments, border patrol operations and the Department of Natural Resources.” Although private individuals can’t purchase the Police Responder, you can see and test drive the entire F-150 lineup at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

F-150 Overflowing with Innovation

The Police Responder is just another innovation from a truck that is overflowing with ground-breaking ideas. The all-new F-150 has a body that’s 700 pounds lighter than the previous version thanks to the use of high-strength military grade aluminum alloy. The twin-turbo V6, the same engine that’s in the Police Responder, is an efficient motor that offers 375 horsepower and best-in-class 470 pound-feet of torque. That gives the new F-150 the towing capability that beats all competitors. Pro Trailer Backup Assist is just another innovation that makes your driving life easier. Instead of trying to remember which way to turn the steering wheel to back a trailer into position, you simply turn a knob the way you want the trailer to move. It’s the simple things that make Ford special.

Many Trim Packages for Many Budgets

Starting at a little more than $27,000, the Ford XL is the perfect choice for someone who needs a work truck or the ability to haul an occasional load to the dump. The creature comforts really start to kick in when you get to the Lariat model, with leather trimmed bucket seats and 10-way power front seats that are heated and ventilated. The Raptor is the world’s most capable off-road truck, with an electronic locking rear differential, high output racking shocks and a torque-on-demand transfer case. The Raptor also comes with a standard 36-gallon fuel tank, giving you plenty of gas to explore the great beyond. For the ultimate in sophistication and luxury, consider the King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trim packages. You can compare a large selection of different models and cab configurations of the Ford F-150 when you visit Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

If you haven’t test driven a Ford Fiesta, head to Chapman Ford today and see how impressed you are by the power and responsiveness of the compact car’s 1.0L engine. That’s the same engine that has been voted “Best Engine Under 1.0-liter” for six consecutive years by the International Engine of the Year competition. Ford has won 10 International Engine awards for the popular motor since the contest launch in 2012. “Our 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been a game-changer, setting the benchmark for compact, fuel-efficient engines with sophisticated EcoBoost turbocharging, direct fuel injection and Twin-independent Variable Camshaft Timing technologies,” according to Ford VP Joe Bakaj “Even with 10 International Engine of the Year awards under our belt, we’re still finding ways to push back the boundaries of powertrain engineering, and deliver even more benefit to our customers from this acclaimed small engine.”

Fiesta a Fun Blend of Features

Whether you’re looking for sophisticated technology, near-hybrid fuel efficiency or just a fun-to-drive affordable ride that makes your daily commute more pleasurable, the Ford Fiesta is ready to serve. Offering both a 1.6L or 1.0L EcoBoost engine that earns a rating of 43 mpg on the highway, the Fiesta delivers a price-sensitive alternative to the hybrids that cost thousands of dollars more. “Customers want cars that are expressive and fun,” according to Ford executive Joe Hinrichs. “Fiesta delivers all the excitement drivers are looking for in a car we believe raises the bar even higher for small cars in North America.”

Perfect Car for People Who Like to Live

Starting at just $13,660, the 2017 Ford Fiesta offers seating for five and a sporty design that’s perfect for the modern commuter. Nimble handling and a finely tuned chassis delivers the ride and driving experience drivers have come to expect from Ford. Offered in both hatchback and sedan body styles, the Fiesta is versatile enough to be a perfect fit for the office carpools, ferrying kids to soccer practice or making the weekly warehouse grocery run. Choose the SE Appearance Package and you’ll get the SYNC 3 voice recognition communication system that responds quickly to your commands to change the music, make a phone call or respond to a text message. SYNC 3 pairs with your Apple or Android phone to utilize a limited number of apps, as well as take advantage of your phone navigation system to provide turn-by-turn directions to your destination. When it comes to advanced technology, the FordPass app makes your daily transportation needs much easier, allowing you to find and pay for parking, control some vehicle functions, and generally acting as a personal assistant for your driving needs. Stop by Chapman Ford today and see how the new Ford Fiesta fits your driving life.

Utilizing lighter engines that deliver more horsepower along with the liberal application of high-strength aluminum and steel in the body, both the Ford F-150 and Expedition offer more power, torque and efficiency than ever before. “Each F-150 and Expedition customer has unique needs, and we can deliver even more of the capability and efficiency they are looking for, thanks to our strategic use of lightweight materials and innovative V6 engines,” said Ford VP Hau Tahi-Tang. “Our dedication to this kind of innovation helps our F-Series and Expedition customers take care of their growing families and businesses, all with fewer fuel stops along the way.” Check out the Ford Expedition and F-150 innovations when you take a trip to Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

More Efficient Engines Coming in 2018

The 2018 Ford F-150 comes with an efficient 3.3L V6 that offers more power than ever before. By utilizing direct injection and dual port technology, the next offering from Ford trucks offers better performance than larger engines in the past. The same technology is applied to the 2.7L EcoBoost engine, offering a 25-foot-pound torque increase in the lower range, which is where you really need the power. For those who require more towing and hauling capability, Ford has also enhanced the 5.0L V8 for 2018, delivering 10 more horsepower and 18 more pound-feet of torque than the current version. The new V8 is also paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission for the first time in history, creating a more efficient truck.

Expedition has New Body

Thanks to the success of aluminum in the bed and body of the F-150, the new Ford Expedition will also have a body with a liberal amount of high-strength aluminum alloy built around a rugged steel frame. The result is a weight savings of 300 pounds, resulting in greater efficiency and performance. The new Expedition comes with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that’s paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. It delivers a phenomenal towing capability of more than 9,300 pounds while producing up to 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Ford Expedition will come in Platinum, Limited and XLT trim packages with an FX4 off-road package available on the XLT. Fleet customers, such as law enforcement agencies and first responders, will also have access to an XL version. The extended Expedition MAX will be available in all trim levels. Test drive the new Expedition and F-150 this fall when they make their first appearance at Chapman Ford.

When the consumers talk, Ford listens. Fans of the Ford Focus RS hot hatch have been so active on social media that the automaker decided to create a very limited production run of 1,500 units, signaling the end of a generation for this supremely hot hatchback. “To satisfy strong demand for the ever-popular Focus RS, I’m very excited that we’re bringing this limited-edition vehicle to North America,” according to Ford Performance marketing manager Henry Ford. “We have spent a great deal of time listening to our customers, speaking to owners’ club members, reading comments and suggestion on enthusiast websites, and even studying various forum Photoshop renderings.” If you want to get your hands on the limited run of the new Focus RS, check in now with Chapman Ford.

Choose Red or Blue

The limited edition run of the Ford Focus RS comes in either Race Red or Nitrous Blue, two colors that denote speed and handling. Both colors are topped off with a glossy black roof, which is also the color of the rear roof spoiler. The RS logos on the wings are blue, as are the center caps of the 19-inch premium alloy wheels. Step into the cockpit and you’ll find a liberal use of carbon fiber skin, from the door handles and gauges to the handbrake lever. Black leather seats with microfiber inserts are generously bolstered to help hold you in place as you power through corners. A power driver seat, heated mirrors and steering wheel, and voice-activated navigation system are all standard on this version of the RS.

Experience Superb Power and Handling

The 2.3L EcoBoost engine delivers a phenomenal 350 horsepower and spine-tingling amount of torque, but all that power isn’t any good unless its distributed properly. That’s where the Quaife limited-slip differential and all-wheel drive system work together to deliver the power to the wheel that needs it most, reducing differences in wheel spin to deliver the most performance. “Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents accessible performance at its finest,” according to Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi. “Improving on the thrilling driving dynamics of the Focus RS is no small task–but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the engine.”

Deliveries Start Late 2017

Of the 1,500 new Ford Focus RS hot hatches being manufactured, only 1,000 are coming to the United States. The remainder are slotted for Canada, which means you either need to stop in soon at Chapman Ford for the chance to own the latest piece in the Ford Performance lineup. Joining the Ford GT, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 Mustang, Focus ST and Fiesta ST, the Focus RS is destined to deliver a dynamic driving experience and be a collector showpiece for years to come.