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Take West Michigan Adventures to the extreme with the New Ford F-150 Raptor

May 8th, 2017

Photo of the New Ford F-150 Raptor exploring the sand dunes out at Lake Michigan.

Go Anywhere in West Michigan with the New Ford F-150 Raptor from Borgman Ford

For West Michigan’s most daring thrill-seekers, Borgman Ford is proud to offer the New Ford F-150 Raptor, a pickup designed top to bottom for adventure. For 2017, the Ford F-150 Raptor features a high-tech Terrain Management System that allows you to tackle whatever Michigan throws your way, whether you’re on pavement or not.

This article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more about the advanced Terrain Management System, as well as how some of the features we’re designed to improve your driving experience no matter what road you’re on.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

When the all-new F-150 Raptor hit showrooms last fall, few could foresee the extent of the innovations beyond its high-output engine and new skin. Along with all the power and agility gains comes the most advanced drive mode system in its class – a cutting-edge Terrain Management System™. It is enabled by an all-new dual-mode transfer case that incorporates both all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems and electronic lockers to deliver the ultimate multi-terrain experience.

To give Raptor drivers more performance and capability both on-road and off, Ford Performance engineers developed this all-new transfer case to manage the distribution of power between front and rear wheels. Key to that is clutch-based, on-demand all-wheel-drive capability for everyday driving, including all-weather mode, while also providing a mechanically locked, durable four-wheel-drive system for confidence in severe off-road driving environments.

When combined with the non-sequential 10-speed transmission and high-output EcoBoost® engine, Raptor can deliver its 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque more efficiently for the ultimate driving experience – whether you’re on the road or way, way off.

“Raptor’s transfer case provides the best of both worlds, with the natural benefits from all-wheel drive, such as increased traction in rain and snow, as well as extreme off-road capability that comes with a mechanically locked system,” says Tony Greco, Ford F-150 Raptor program manager.

Ford engineers sought to enhance the daily driving experience of Raptor while preserving its ultimate off-road performance. With the clutch-based feature of the transfer case, drivers can travel on-road using the 4×4 auto setting, which delivers the benefit of four-wheel drive without the repercussions of component damage or driveline binding – something that can occur when drivers try to use mechanically locked systems on high-traction surfaces like pavement.

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Want to start your West Michigan adventures in a New Ford F-150 Raptor? Visit Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids and our friendly and courteous staff will make sure that all of your questions are answered and you drive home the Raptor of your dreams. To see our selection of Ford F-150 Raptor trucks, Click Here, and feel free to visit anytime for a test drive!


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