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Ford is Entering Their New GT in Le Mans Next Year

Friday, June 19th, 2015

ford_gt_le-mansOver at Borgman, we just heard that Ford has announced that they will be entering their racing variation of the New Ford GT in Le Mans next year. This will mark the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40 Mk. II dominating the podium in 1966, making it the first American car to win Le Mans and breaking Ferrari’s 6 year reign. Ford then went on to maintain a 4-year streak with different versions of the GT.

24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest-running endurance race for performance cars in the world. Located on the outskirts of Le Mans, France, auto makers from around the globe come every year to compete in this prestigious and grueling contest. Not only do the drivers have to race for long periods of time, the car itself has to hold together with only minimal stops for gas, swapping drivers, brake pads, and tires. Winning this thing is no easy feat.

“We’re back.” says Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, during his opening statement of the official press conference last week.

The newly unveiled GT holds a lot of promise. The production car itself is impressive, sporting a 3.5L twin-turbo V6, the most powerful EcoBoost Engine ever made. The Le Mans car will be built on this and modified to be a serious contender next year when it hits the track.

Read the full article in Ford’s Media Center

Watch the full press conference here:

The Ford 2014-15 Sustainability Report

Friday, June 19th, 2015

ford_fusion_hybridEarlier this week, Ford published their 16th Sustainability Report, detailing all of their efforts over the last year to make their company cleaner, run smoother, and meet their goals to make big impacts on the environment.

Ford has made leaps and bounds in this past year to reduce their carbon footprint both in their operations and within their products. Between 2013 and 2014, Ford reports that they have reduced their CO2 emissions by over 2.4% per vehicle, putting them in a good spot to meet their goal of 30% down by 2025.

Ford has also reduced their water consumption by 30% per vehicle since 2009, and they’re well on their way to cut energy consumption by 25% per vehicle from 2011 to 2016.

Ford is also the only auto manufacturer to integrate REPREVE fiber into their product. This keeps plastic bottles out of landfills and recycles them into a comfortable, durable fabric for the 2015 F-150. This is the 5th vehicle Ford has outfitted with REPREVE since they started using the fabric in 2012. Learn more about REPREVE here.

Read the full article on the Ford Media Center, and check out Ford’s Sustainability Microsite Here.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Wins “Best Small Convertible” Award

Friday, June 19th, 2015

2016_MX5-The Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) awarded the New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata “Best Small Convertible,” just a few short weeks after its North American release. Over at Borgman Mazda, we can’t wait for them to arrive in our showroom this summer, we’ve been dying to take one out for a spin. When they do arrive very soon, we’ll even give you a $25 Gas Card just for trying it out!

After looking over the body, interior, and specs of the new Miata, as well as hearing from people who have driven one, it should come as no surprise that the little 2-seater picked up the first of potentially many more awards in its class. The new MX-5 comes standard with a 6 speed manual transmission, sharp new LED headlights and taillights, and Bluetooth integration for your phone calls and music. Beyond the toys in the cabin (as cool as they may be) the new Miata an absolute joy to drive. It’s quick on its feet, good on fuel, and of course, the roof is optional.

Keep checking in with us for availability, or use our Car Finder Service and we’ll go grab one for you!

Read on about the New Miata’s first award on mazdausamedia.com

Check Out The New 2016 Ford Explorer

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

2016FordExplorerBorgman Ford is pleased to introduce the newly re-designed 2016 Ford Explorer! The new model is packed with exciting features, changes and upgrades to the previous Explorer, including a new liftgate, a redesigned fascia, an updated hood, and a host of creature comforts in the cabin.

Ford pulled out all the stops on their latest iteration of Explorer, starting with what’s under the hood. The new Explorer is available with a 2.3 liter 280 horsepower variant of the EcoBoost Engine, complete with a pretty sizable turbocharger and the Intelligent 4-Wheel-Drive-System. The new Explorer also offers Ford’s Terrain Management System, allowing you to adapt quickly to mud, sand, grass, snow, and more.

Moving on to exterior styling, Ford completely changed the overall look, giving the truck a refined yet aggressive posture. The hood, headlamps, taillights, grille, fender, and fog lights all received significant re-styling. The rear liftgate features a hands free option, and many parking assist options are available.

16_FRD_EPR_000005.platinumThe interior of the 2016 Explorer is just as exciting. The Nirvana leather on the Platinum model’s seats is beautiful, complete with perforation and cross-stitching for added comfort. On this trim option, they’ve wrapped the heated steering wheel, instrument panel, and accents with ash swirl wood and aluminum trim. The Explorer also features a few new gadgets making your drive safer, including a system that alerts you when you begin to drift out of your lane, a radar that checks your blind spots, and windshield wipers that adjust to the weather automatically.

Stop by Borgman Ford to schedule a test drive today, and experience the all new Explorer for yourself!

You can read more about the 2016 Ford Explorer’s features and options on Ford’s website here.

Ford’s Incredible New 5.2L Flat Plane V8 Engine

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Shelby_350GT_engineOver at Borgman, we’ve been checking out the specs on the 2016 Ford Shelby 350GT Mustang, and we’re beyond impressed. Ford unveiled the new engine just a few days ago, and it’s their most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever!

The 5.2 liter monster puts out 526 horsepower and 429 lb. ft. of torque, and Ford’s engineers hit their marks across the board in terms of power and efficiency. All of this was accomplished without using superchargers or turbochargers, but what really makes this engine interesting is the flat plane construction.

In a traditional V8, the internals at the center usually form a cross, and while this assembly has its benefits, it isn’t terribly efficient. Flat plane engines forgo the cross-shaped crankshaft in favor of a flat one, allowing for much higher RPMs, increased engine efficiency, and a more exhilarating driving experience overall. This is the way Ferrari builds their V8s, and Ford’s new version redlines at a blistering 8,250 RPM.

The 5.2L V8 engine will be available in the 2016 Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs, due out later this year.

Read the official press release on Ford’s media site here.

Autotrader Names Mazda3 in 10 Best Cars For Recent College Grads

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

2015_mazda_3_sedan_s-grand-touring_f_oem_1_717Lots of recent college grads are returning home and entering the workforce this time of year, and with that comes the need for a fun, reliable, and affordable car. Borgman was delighted to find out that the Mazda3 made Autotrader’s list of the ten best cars for recent college grads!

What makes the Mazda3 appealing to most millennials is the sporty body style, the exciting driving experience, the gadgetry peppered throughout the cockpit, and most notably, the affordable monthly payment. Cost of ownership for a Mazda3 is quite manageable and despite behaving like a junior sports car, the 2.0L version gets about 40 mpg highway.

One of the coolest options for the Mazda3 is the Mazda Connect System. The large touchscreen sits atop the center console and acts as a hub for all your infotainment options. You can control all of your music, connect your phone via bluetooth, use the integrated navigation for directions, connect to satellite radio stations, and more. All this can be controlled via the touch screen, the Commander Control knob located below the shifter, or hands free with voice activated commands.

The Mazda3 is available as a sedan or as a 4 door hatchback, with prices starting under $20K. Stop by our showroom and take one for a test drive!

Also, check out the 10 Best Cars for Recent College Grads over on Autotrader.com

Congratulations to Our Final Borgman Bucks Winner!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

FPowell300x300Borgman Ford Mazda is pleased to announce our third and final winner of the $1,000 Borgman Bucks Giveaway, Frenchetta Powell!

Frenchetta lives in the Grandville area, and has been a Borgman Customer since ’93. Although she has not recently come to us for for a new car or maintenance, what she says she likes about Borgman is the staff and how nice we are to do business with. Frenchetta plans to save her winnings for emergency repairs on her current car over the next 5 years.

A big thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our Grand Re-Opening last month! We had a great turnout at our open house, and we hope to see all of you soon. Stop by for a test drive and we’ll give you a $25 Gas Card!

Congratulations Frenchetta Powell!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

FranPowell_Facebook_400x400Frenchetta Powell, our third and final winner of the $1,000 Borgman Bucks Giveaway! Frenchetta can use her winnings as a down payment on a new car, or for any purchase in the Borgman Service Center!

Hats off to Clare Swaney, Our Second Borgman Bucks Winner!

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

clare_swaney_check-2We are pleased to announce the second winner of the Borgman Bucks give-away, Clare Swaney!

Clare’s searched many vehicles and finally ended up at our store. After being disappointed with what she was finding at other dealerships, she was very happy with the 2010 Ford Escape she bought from us.

This is the 1st car she or her family has ever bought from us, although she has been in the Grandville area her whole Life. Her favorite thing about the car is the sunroof, the stereo and the Sync System from Ford.

Her favorite thing about Borgman is our customer service, the follow-up from our staff, and of course, winning $1,000.

Hurry in to our new showroom and enter for your chance to win, there’s only ONE DRAWING LEFT! The last winner will be selected on June 1st.

Borgman Ford Mazda Grand Re-Opening

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Thank you to all our customers who joined us May 20th at our Open House to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of our Showroom! It was wonderful to see old and new friends, to enjoy visits from the Grandville Chamber and Ford Representatives, and to share a family-style BBQ with everyone. What a fabulous turnout!


-1614_400x400Hats off to Robert Katsma, our first selected winner of the $1,000 Borgman Bucks Giveaway! Robert is pictured here receiving his “big check” from GM Matt Borgman in front of the new showroom.

Robert entered the contest when he bought an F-150, which he loves. He’s been a Borgman customer since the days when the dealership was located on Chicago Drive in Grandville.

“They’re real friendly. They follow up and go the extra mile,” he said of Borgman’s Red Coat service.


Green_Egg_Facebook_400x400Again, we would like to thank everyone who helped us celebrate the grand re-opening of our new showroom Wednesday. It was a pleasure meeting and socializing with members of the community and thanking them for all the support they’ve given us over the years.

If you didn’t make it by, stop in any time in May to be entered to win $1,000 Borgman Bucks. We still have two drawings left so stay tuned! Please feel free to peruse our gallery below.

The Borgman Family joins up with the Grandville Chamber of Commerce to officially "open" the new showroom during the May 20th Open House!

The Borgman Family joins up with the Grandville Chamber of Commerce to officially “open” the new showroom during the May 20th Open House!

Instant replay: John Borgman cuts the ribbon.

Instant replay: John Borgman cuts the ribbon.

General Manager Matt Borgman presents Robert Katsma with $1,000 Borgman Bucks. Robert is the first winner. Could you be next? Stay tuned!

General Manager Matt Borgman presents Robert Katsma with $1,000 Borgman Bucks. Robert is the first winner. Could you be next? Stay tuned!

John and Matt Borgman huddle with the Grandville Chamber of Commerce in preparation for the ribbon cutting.

John and Matt Borgman huddle with the Grandville Chamber of Commerce in preparation for the ribbon cutting.

Even the lineup of Ford F-150s were "dressed" for the fiesta.

Even the lineup of Ford F-150s were “dressed” for the fiesta.

Customers and guests enjoyed some Family BBQ, Famous Dave style, during the open house.

Customers and guests enjoyed some Family BBQ, Famous Dave style, during the open house.

A family-style feast...

A family-style feast…

A fellow Grandville chamber member checks out a Ford rep's specialty ride.

A fellow Grandville chamber member checks out a Ford rep’s specialty ride.

Kudos to Tom and Tammy Vitalis of Wyoming who snagged a 2014 Mustang GT Convertible and drove it home during the open house. They're in for a fun summer!

Kudos to Tom and Tammy Vitalis of Wyoming who snagged a 2014 Mustang GT Convertible and drove it home during the open house. They’re in for a fun summer!

There was a great turnout, and turnover for dinner!

There was a great turnout, and turnover for dinner!

A guest checks out the Big Green Egg grill that was raffled at the open house.

A guest checks out the Big Green Egg grill that was raffled at the open house.

The Grandville Chamber of Commerce Crew checks out the "Big Green Egg" grill that was later won by Ken Vanderlaan.

The Grandville Chamber of Commerce Crew checks out the “Big Green Egg” grill that was later won by Ken Vanderlaan.

There was lots of ballot-casting going on at the front reception area. The next winner of the $1,000 Borgman Bucks will be drawn Tuesday, May 26.

There was lots of ballot-casting going on at the front reception area. The next winner of the $1,000 Borgman Bucks will be drawn Tuesday, May 26.

Young and old alike were hoping to get some "grill" on for Memorial Day Weekend...

Young and old alike were hoping to get some “grill” on for Memorial Day Weekend…

John Borgman mingles with the crowd.

John Borgman mingles with the crowd.

GM Matt Borgman helps a guest sort out the latest Ford models.

GM Matt Borgman helps a guest sort out the latest Ford models.

General Sales Manger, Brandon Funk, chats with representatives from Ford.

General Sales Manger, Brandon Funk, chats with representatives from Ford.

GM Matt Borgman mingles with guests.

GM Matt Borgman mingles with guests.

'Grandpa' Borgman introduces some wee-ones to his friends at Ford.

‘Grandpa’ Borgman introduces some wee-ones to his friends at Ford.

Fox17 stopped by to check out the festivities.

Fox17 stopped by to check out the festivities.

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Congratulatory hugs from the Ford family...

Congratulatory hugs from the Ford family…

And some more BBQ was enjoyed...

And some more BBQ was enjoyed…

General Sales Manager Brandon Funk is caught returning from the lot during the open house.

General Sales Manager Brandon Funk is caught returning from the lot during the open house.

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Sundew Prindle from the finance department admires the Big Green Egg.

Sundew Prindle from the finance department admires the Big Green Egg.

Matt Cameron toils away during the open house.

Matt Cameron toils away during the open house.

This is the man who SAID he was going to win the Big Green Egg. Not the man who WON the Big Green Egg. No worries -- there's still two more $1,000 Borgman Buck draws!

This is the man who SAID he was going to win the Big Green Egg. Not the man who WON the Big Green Egg. No worries — there’s still two more $1,000 Borgman Buck draws!

A wee Borgman watches the festivities from Daddy's office.

A wee Borgman watches the festivities from Daddy’s office.

Asst. Sales Manger Kip Landry serves double duty at the popular picnic.

Asst. Sales Manger Kip Landry serves double duty at the popular picnic.

Portrait of thing of beauty in front of another thing of beauty ;)  Drop in to Win during our Grand Re-Opening Celebration and see both!

Portrait of thing of beauty in front of another thing of beauty ;) Drop in to Win during our Grand Re-Opening Celebration and see both!