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Ford Edge SportBy Admin | Posted in Ford Edge on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 10:09 am
2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine in the 2015 Ford Edge
The sport trim of the Edge is officially the most powerful Edge to have ever been created. Thanks goes to the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine in the 2015 Ford Edge, which produces 315 horsepower and 350 lb-ft. of torque. This years edge has been nearly rebuilt from the ground up, taking things that worked well and finding new things that work better to create something that performs better than any other Edge we’ve seen to date.
The total increase leads to 10 percent more horsepower for the Edge and 25 percent increase in torque. Not only does this allow the Edge to be even sportier, but it also makes it possible to tow even more than before. All of this is possible thanks to the EcoBoost technology and the compact construction of the engine. It is made from the same graphite iron that makes up the 6.7L Power Stroke that Ford makes.
There are two other engine options available for those looking for a slightly different mixture of power and fuel efficiency. You can get the standard twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder, which creates 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft. of torque or the 3.5L V6 with 280 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of torque.
The suspension has also been upgraded along with the engine and now offers front and rear anitroll bars and unique, larger monotube dampers and stiffer coil springs.This leads to an overall stiffer suspension and 20 percent less body roll.
To keep the appearance and features of the Edge on par with the performance Ford updated the looks to include LED signature lighting and a few new color options. The infotainment system has also been upgraded to include two LCD screens in the instrument cluster and a 12-speaker Sony audio system.
The best part of all is that the Sport trim only increased in price by $500, despite the increase in features and overall performance of the mid-size SUV. The starting suggested retail price for the Sport is now $38,100. If the base trim of the Edge is more your speed you can find it for much less.