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These Top-Tier Ford Engineers Helped Make Your New Ford Better

August 15th, 2018

Borgman Ford happened on a story this week that’s sure to interest West Michigan Ford Performance fans and casual buyers alike. It tells the story of an elite team of engineers who push Ford’s high-performance vehicles to their absolute limit. This is all done to collect data – pertaining to braking, steering, acceleration, and more. It sounds like maybe the coolest job ever, but it’s their work that refines technologies such as EcoBoost Engines – now commonplace in Ford vehicles around Grand Rapids. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ten Millionth Ford Mustang Was Just Produced in Michigan

August 10th, 2018


Borgman is joining Ford in celebration this week, as the ten millionth Ford Mustang has just rolled off the Flat Rock assembly line here in Michigan! This particular vehicle is a 2019 Ford Mustang GT V8 convertible in Wimbledon White, boasting a whopping 460 horsepower. What makes this one special though, is that it pays tribute to VIN 001 – the first ever serialized 1964.5 Ford Mustang.

The Ford Mustang has long been a favorite here in Grand Rapids and West Michigan, just as it has around the world for decades. The car has become something of a cultural icon, appearing in countless movies and bringing people together. This includes our friends at the West Michigan Mustang Club or the 50+ fans that visited Flat Rock to pay tribute and make the above photo possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Deploys Wearable Exoskeletons to Assembly Plants in Americas, Europe, and Asia

August 8th, 2018

Ford deploys wearable exoskeletons in assembly plants around the world

Last year Borgman Ford shared an article with West Michigan readers about Ford’s implementation of wearable exoskeletons in the Flat Rock, MI plant. These “suits” help support workers while working in the plant, especially employees that perform repetitive, overhead tasks. We are pleased to announce that Ford is sending exoskeletons to fifteen different Ford assembly plants across the globe. Read the rest of this entry »

Check Out The New Ford Ranger’s Blind Spot System for Towing

August 2nd, 2018

Photo of two fishermen after using the New 2019 Ford Ranger Towing System to safely bring their boat to a West MI river.

Tow Smarter Through West Michigan in the 2019 Ford Ranger

When the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup arrives at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids this upcoming winter, there’s one very handy feature you’re going to want to check out. New Ford Ranger XLT and Lariat models will include the Blind Spot Information System, and you’ll be able to adjust the “size” of your blind spot to include the length of your trailer! Whether you’re a towing pro or just getting the hang of it, having this “extra set of eyes” so to speak can be a valuable thing while heading out to your favorite getaway for the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Hey West Michigan Truck Fans: They Put the Raptor Engine in the F-150 Limited.

July 27th, 2018


Look For The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited at Borgman Ford Later This Year

Attention Ford Truck Enthusiasts: Ford just announced some serious upgrades coming to the F-150 Limited later this year. The biggest is that the 2019 model will include the same 3.5L high-output EcoBoost Engine as the Ford F-150 Raptor, delivering more power than ever in an ultra-luxurious package.
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Ford Selects Grand Rapids, MI For City Of Tomorrow Challenge

July 10th, 2018

Ford and Grand Rapids Team Up Summer 2018 for the Ford Mobility Challenge - finding smart solutions to public transportation concerns

Borgman Ford Urges Grand Rapids & West Michigan Residents to Share Thoughts on Transportation

Borgman Ford has been serving the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community since 1960, and in that time we’ve had the unique pleasure of watching the city grow. In recent years, Grand Rapids has become a nationally-renowned destination for tourism, art, medicine, technology, and more. However, as more people flock here, the fastest-growing city in Michigan, issues with public transportation, traffic flow, parking, crosswalks, and other infrastructure have become more pronounced. The good news is, Ford is offering help.

We’re happy to share that Grand Rapids has been selected to participate in the Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge. This summer, Grand Rapids residents are encouraged to share their ideas in this crowdsourced, grassroots effort towards improving the transportation and infrastructure of their city. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford & Vanderbilt University Study the Phantom Traffic Jam Phenomenon

June 29th, 2018

Photo of a traffic jam with no cause, or a "Phantom Traffic Jam" in West Michigan Interstate

Borgman Ford would like to wish everyone in West Michigan a fun, happy, and safe Fourth of July weekend. Though Independence Day isn’t until Wednesday, US 131, I-96, and I-196 are sure to be packed this weekend with people flocking up north or to the lakeshore.

If you’ve ever experienced a sudden stop on the expressway, and after crawling along for a while, discover there was no apparent reason for the slowdown, you’ve just witnessed a “Phantom Traffic Jam.” Apart from being a nuisance, Phantom Traffic Jams cause headaches for logistics companies too, so Ford and Vanderbilt University teamed up to identify the causes and how to prevent them. The biggest reason was reactionary braking, and we already have the tech for that: Ford’s Adaptive Cruise Control! Watch the video below and read some excerpts from the Official Ford Media Center to learn more. Read the rest of this entry »

Ford Granted Their Best Score Ever in J.D. Initial Quality Study

June 22nd, 2018

Borgman Ford is happy to report that Ford Motor Company has ranked number 2 among all automakers the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. This is the second year in a row Ford has earned this spot, with the Ford F-Series Super Duty, Ford Expedition, and the Ford Mustang all receiving top honors in their segments. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2018 Ford Expedition Aces Government NHTSA Crash Test with 5-Star Rating

June 15th, 2018

The New 2018 Ford Expedition earned top government crash test ratings - keeping you and your family safer in West Michigan

The New Ford Expedition is a favorite of many West Michigan SUV shoppers. People with large families, adventure-seekers with toys to tow, or those looking for a premium driving experience gravitate towards the Ford Expedition because of its many features that accommodate those needs. Now, there’s another reason to consider the New Ford Expedition: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Expedition with a 5-star crash test rating, and it’s the only SUV in its class to earn that rating.

This recent article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells more, see below for an excerpt.

Ford’s Red Hot Expedition Tops Government Crash Test Ratings With Five Stars, Making It Best Among Competition

The all-new 2018 Ford Expedition has earned the government’s highest possible crash test rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making this full-size SUV a leader in safety.

Expedition is equipped with dual seat belt pyrotechnic pretensioners in the anchor and retractor, which contributes to safety, helping to keep occupants in place in the event of a crash.

“As a father of four and longtime Expedition owner, safety was a top priority when engineering the entirely new Expedition,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Expedition chief program engineer. “We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”

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Available at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI, the New 2018 Ford Expedition boasts top government crash test ratings.

Custom-Build Your New Ford Expedition at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI

Borgman Ford is West Michigan’s proud home of the Ford Expedition – the safest SUV in its class, and the most spacious and luxurious vehicle in the New Ford Lineup.

If you’d like to drive home a New Ford Expedition, or simply explore options, visit our Online Showroom to compare all of the New 2018 Ford Expedition or the more spacious New Ford Expedition MAX. If you see one you like, we urge you to come check it out as soon as possible, because these SUVs sell quickly. We find that the best option for our Expedition customers is to meet with us and build the exact SUV they want, and we’ll have it delivered to our showroom as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to Contact Us. Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!

Ford Fund Awarding Ford Transit Vans to Deserving Non-Profit Disaster Relief Organizations

June 8th, 2018

Ford Fund is awarding custom Ford Transit Commercial Vans to innovative non-profits

Borgman Ford Commercial works with many different businesses in West Michigan to provide, customize, and service their fleet of Ford Transit Vans, Transit Connects, and F-Series Trucks. We’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of non-profit businesses too, all with their own unique needs and we welcome the challenge of meeting them within their budget. While we don’t see many disaster relief vehicles in this part of the country, there are places in the U.S. that need them all too frequently, especially going into Hurricane Season.

This latest article and video from the Official Ford Media Center tells more about the needs of non-profit disaster relief organizations and highlights the Ford Transit challenge the Ford Fund is running this summer. The most innovative disaster relief organizations will receive grants to build their perfect Transit Van! Read the rest of this entry »


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