Tackle West Michigan’s Wilds in the New Ford Escape from Borgman Ford
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the unofficial beginning and end of summer, folks all over West Michigan load up their vehicles and set out for the open road. Many go camping up north, some spend a week at a cottage near a lake, others may drive up and down the West Michigan Lakeshore trying to find the perfect beach. Wherever your summer adventure might take you, the journey begins at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI – home of the versatile new Ford Escape.
The fun, capable, efficient, and safe Ford Escape is packed with features that make it ideal for long trips around the Great Lakes, but it also does sterling service as a family vehicle. The same features that allow it to ably navigate the dirt and gravel trails of the UP keep it steady in the winter, the cargo space for camping gear works just as well for the kids’ sports equipment or groceries, and the fuel efficiency that saves you money year round also helps keep Michigan beautiful.
Ready to make one memorable escape into the wilds of West Michigan? Read more about the new Ford Escape and feel free to visit the Borgman Ford showroom in Grand Rapids for a test drive! Read the rest of this entry »
Borgman Ford is pleased to share that Ford drivers in Grand Rapids and West Michigan can now download the latest version of Ford SYNC 3. This update is available for Ford SYNC 3 vehicles 2016 or newer and comes with full support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two suites bring the full power of your favorite Apple or Google apps into your Ford vehicle, with an interface that’s similar to your device and optimizations for keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. Read the rest of this entry »
All-New 2018 Ford F-150: Coming this fall to Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI
Borgman Ford is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newly-redesigned 2018 Ford F-150 to our showroom in Grand Rapids, MI this fall. One of the things we’re most excited about is the fresh new redesign, which communicates visually what any Ford F-150 owner will tell you: “It’s tough.”
As many have pointed out, the design of the New F-150 grille is a faithful nod to its F-Series roots. This article published in the Official Ford Media Center explores some of the different influences on the 2018 Ford F-150’s design, and F-Series heritage was one of them. Read more about this and other facets of the Built Ford Tough design DNA below and download the latest fact sheet.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Along with the new 2018 F-150’s more powerful engine lineup, high-strength materials and class-exclusive technologies, its new exterior design conveys a relentless focus on innovation while paying homage to nearly 70 years of the purpose-built, work-tested Built Ford Tough brand promise.
For 2018, F-150 takes signature F-Series design language to new levels by building on its solid billet-milled visual cues and broad stance, while harmonizing with the all-new Super Duty lineup.
According to Ford truck designers, creating the next chapter in Built Ford Tough design comes down to three main concepts – understanding F-Series design heritage, knowing the wants and needs of Ford truck customers, and applying a dose of craftsmanship where pen meets paper.
“We call our F-Series customers ‘bold guardians of the brand,’” says Ford truck design chief Gordon Platto. “These customers know our Built Ford Tough DNA, and they want their trucks to convey strength, capability, boldness and power – without being ‘in your face’ aggressive.”
The team meets multiple times with truck owners throughout the design process in an effort to understand how they use their trucks and what they want in terms of features and style. Recent immersions involved designers, engineers and product marketers embedding with owners to gain a deep understanding of customer routines and develop owner personas to refine Built Ford Tough design DNA.
The 2018 Ford F-150 arrives fall 2017 at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI
Go West for the Best Ford F-150 Deals in West Michigan
Borgman Ford has been serving Grand Rapids and West Michigan with high-quality and dependable Ford vehicles since 1960. We maintain a friendly and inviting environment for our customers, and will never ever pressure someone into a sale. Our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our selection of Ford F-Series Trucks and will make sure that you get the best possible deal on your trade. Browse our full inventory of New Ford F-150 Trucks and feel free to swing by anytime to test drive your favorite!
Borgman Mazda – Proud Home of the Mazda6 for 15 Years
Borgman Mazda is proudly celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Mazda6 sedan’s arrival in West Michigan!
Back in 2002 when the Mazda6 first arrived at our dealership in Grand Rapids, the Mazda6 quickly became a favorite of those who crave a thrilling driving experience but need the practicality of a midsize sedan. Now, after 15 Years and three generations, the Mazda6 continues to deliver on both fronts with improvements to the driving experience, interior design and technology, safety, and efficiency. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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!
New & improved Ford F-650 & F-750 Medium Duty Trucks: coming soon to Borgman Commercial in Grand Rapids, MI
When there’s an exceptionally tough job that needs doing in Grand Rapids or West Michigan, people come to Borgman Ford Commercial looking for Ford Medium Duty trucks. The Ford F-650 and F-750 are the biggest trucks that Ford makes, and they’re getting even tougher this year with some new upgrades and features.
For the 2018 model-year, Ford is adding new features to the toughest of Ford Tough, based primarily on customer feedback. These upgrades include new standard electronic stability control and traction control brakes, available high-output 240-amp alternator, and more! Read the rest of this entry »
Since 1960, Borgman Ford has been West Michigan’s proud home of the Ford Mustang, which was then and still is the top-selling sports car in North America. We are pleased to announce that since it’s global launch, the Ford Mustang has become the best-selling sports car in the world for 2016. After its global launch in, Ford fans and sports car enthusiasts in now 140 different countries have been enjoying this fast, athletic, and iconic sports car, and are eagerly awaiting the launch of the 2018 model later this year.
After its global launch in 2014, Ford fans and sports car enthusiasts in now 140 different countries have been enjoying this fast, athletic, and iconic sports car, with six more countries being added this year. Since 2015, more than 98,000 cars have been shipped to different countries all over the world, and thanks to the Mustang’s warm welcome in Europe and Asia, that number is doubling every year. Read the rest of this entry »
West Michigan is a playground for those who crave adventure, and whether that means hiking, kayaking, camping, cycling, road trips up north, or taking the boat out for a day, getting there is always the first step and sometimes half the battle. Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids is proud home to the New Ford Explorer – a Ford Utility that’s more than up to the challenge, from the dunes if Ludington to the put-ins of the Rogue River.
The New Ford Explorer is designed and built for adventure, whether that means tearing through muddy trails, a day at the beach, or a night on the town. The three available engines offer a balance of efficiency and raw power. With five exciting models, there’s a Ford Explorer built to match your own sense of style or thrill. The spacious interior seats seven, and there’s ample room in the back for all of your camping gear, beach chairs, sports equipment, or whatever else you need to bring along on your trek. Read the rest of this entry »
Borgman Ford has some exciting news for West Michigan Ford Mustang fans! Ford has just announced that the Ford Shelby GT350 and the Ford Shelby GT350R will be coming back again for 2018! This track-ready and street legal Mustang will feature the same great 5.2-liter V8, 526 horsepower engine as last year, and will give you three additional exterior colors to choose from. Read the rest of this entry »
A favorite of both Borgman Ford and the West Michigan community, the Ford Explorer is perhaps the company’s signature SUV in terms of popularity, capability, and style.
Recently, Ford has revealed some features of the upcoming 2018 Ford Explorer to look forward to, including built-in 4G, SYNC Connect, and the new Safe & Smart technology package! Read the rest of this entry »