Borgman Ford is urging everyone to keep those affected by Hurricane Harvey in their thoughts this month. We also hope that everyone in our community with family in the Houston area has heard from them and knows that they’re safe.
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the category four storm that devastated southeastern Texas and parts of Louisiana last month, Ford has pledged more than $3.5 million to the relief effort, including contributions to The American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and more. Ford also sent four Transit Vans from their Chariot service to go help out in any way they can, whether it’s moving supplies or aid workers. Read the rest of this entry »
At Borgman Ford, we want to make sure that everyone taking off for the long Labor Day weekend has a safe trip across West Michigan. Whether your weekend plans are taking you up north or just across Grand Rapids, it’s still a good idea to check out the health of your vehicle from time to time. If you are about to embark on a long trip, making sure that your vehicle runs like a top before setting out can ensure that you arrive on-time and safely.
Below, we’ve included a handy 7-step guide from MyFordMag.com that shows some simple but important tips for checking out your vehicle and making sure you’re prepared for anything on a long drive around Michigan. Read the rest of this entry »
Self-Driving Ford Cars Could Someday Deliver Pizza Around Grand Rapids
Borgman Ford has been keeping a close eye on Ford’s progress on autonomous vehicle research – which they hope to start producing as early as 2021. Ford has made a number of breakthroughs, including the use of LiDAR sensors for navigating and advanced computers that can recognize pedestrians, stop signs, and other obstacles. While the tech is still new, Ford is pushing forward with their program, recently teaming up with Domino’s Pizza to explore the idea of using driverless cars for automated pizza delivery! Read the rest of this entry »
Borgman Ford Cheers Ford’s Impressive Progress on Sustainability
Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids is pleased to share the progress Ford has made toward a more sustainable future, helping conserve resources and protect the environment in Michigan, The Great Lakes, and across the globe. These past few years, Ford has made some tremendous progress, but they’re the first to admit there is still a long road ahead of them. Ford is actively engaged in improving their sustainability practices even further.
Below, you can take a look at what they’ve accomplished since starting the initiative, including converting 82 facilities to “Zero-to-waste,” reducing CO2 emissions by 31%, and reducing water consumption by 61%. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, August 25th from 4-10 p.m. | Saturday, August 26th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Borgman Ford Mazda will be acting as the west anchor for the 13th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise, a huge celebration of cars and car culture on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th. Also joining us this year is the West Michigan Mustang Club, who will be showing off their Classic Mustangs as well as their new ones at Borgman Ford on Saturday, August 26th from 10am to 4pm. Stop by this weekend to see some cool cars from yesteryear through present day, and check out 50 Years of Mustang history right on our lot!
The 28th Street Metro Cruise began in 2005. The Wyoming Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce began the event to help drive business to the 28th Street corridor when M-6 opened on the south end of Grand Rapids. Since then, the event has grown from 85,000 attendees the first year to over 250,000 in recent years. The number of participating vehicles attending each year is estimated at well over 15,000. People have come from all over the United States to attend and participate in this annual car-fest.
While you’re here, you can take a peek at our Mustangs too! We’ll give you the best possible deal on both New and Used vehicles. See our current selection of Ford Mustangs here.
You can visit the West Michigan Mustang Club’s website here, or you can read more about the 13th Annual 28th Street Metro Cruise and download a program schedule here.
The 2017 Mazda CX-5 Joins The Rest Of The 2017 Mazda Lineup: All Top Safety Pick+ Recipients
Borgman Mazda is pleased to announce that the newly-redesigned 2017 Mazda CX-5 was named as an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick+” for 2017, confirming that it’s one of the safest SUVs you could drive in West Michigan. This is the highest designation for safety given by the IIHS, and the Mazda CX-5 has earned it every year since its launch in 2012.
However, the 2017 Mazda CX-5’s achievement carries some extra weight. Mazda is now the only full-line automaker with every vehicle in their 2017 lineup being rated as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, and that’s also something Borgman Mazda is incredibly proud of. In this article below, Inside Mazda tells more about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 and the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation. Read the rest of this entry »
Borgman Ford is always pleased to share the unique and highly-customized vehicles Ford produces with fans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. These vehicles are usually sold at charity auctions to benefit relevant causes, and this latest one, an F-22-inspired Ford F-150 Raptor, raised $300,000 for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program.
This totally tricked-out Ford F-150 Raptor pickup was inspired by the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet and features a number of customizations from Ford Performance Design Team. Some of the modifications were purely aesthetic or thematic, such as the red and green position lights on the mirror skull caps, and others were to push the truck’s capabilities to the limit, like the Whipple-intercooled, high-output 3.5l twin-turbo EcoBoost engine, which delivers 545 horsepower and 660 lb.-ft. of torque. Read the rest of this entry »
The team at Borgman Ford is more than excited for the launch of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT, which arrives in Grand Rapids later this year! Although the sweet, glorious sound of a Mustang GT’s powerful V8 engine is something Mustang fans savor, their neighbors in quiet West Michigan suburbs might not feel the same way about it – especially in the mornings and evenings.
Because respecting your neighbors is the right thing to do, and loud engine noises have made Ranker.com’s list of “Most annoying noises neighbors make,” Ford has introduced Quiet Start – an available feature on the New 2018 Ford Mustang GT. This allows drivers to set their Mustang GT’s V8 engine to a schedule of when it will roar and when it will merely purr. This article below describes the feature in greater detail, along with a video showing the new feature in action. Read the rest of this entry »
Borgman Ford is celebrating the 100th Birthday of the Ford Truck, which has been delivering packages, hauling supplies, and doing other tough jobs in Grand Rapids and West Michigan since 1917. Starting with the Model TT, Ford has made many different types of trucks over the past century, with lessons being learned with each iteration – whether they be from listening to the needs of customers, building the toughest trucks possible for the pre-war military and bomber engines during WWII. Today, the Ford F-Series reigns as the best-selling truck in America for 40 straight years.
Borgman Ford first opened their doors in 1960, and soon after, Ford released the 4th generation of the Ford F-Series. It was around this time Ford also released the Ford Falcon Ranchero, a combination of a sedan and a pickup, which performed well enough to spawn a competitor. Since then, we’ve continued to offer the latest and greatest Ford Trucks to Grand Rapids and West Michigan families, farmers, businesses, or anyone looking for the best deal on a quality Ford Truck.
To explore the full story of Ford Trucks in America, this article published in the Official Ford Media Center tells the tale. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
One hundred years ago, Ford introduced its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Ford Model TT, forever changing the auto industry – and the very nature of work itself.
Henry Ford marketed his early trucks heavily in rural areas, according to Bob Kreipke, Ford historian. “Model AA trucks, in particular, had a certain class to them,” he said. “Customers could use them on the farm, yet still take them to church on Sunday.”
A century later, Ford trucks are among the most iconic vehicles in the world. F-Series is America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 straight years. In Canada, Ford F-Series has enjoyed 51 consecutive years as best-selling pickup and now marks seven straight years as best-selling vehicle.
Throughout this rich history, Ford continuously has worked to improve its trucks by listening to truck owners and developing new innovations that improve their ability to get the job done. These innovations give today’s Ford truck owners greater towing and hauling capability, advanced engines for improved efficiency, and driver-assist technologies that make it easier and more convenient to operate.
Ford is credited with putting the world on wheels, and Ford trucks helped build America. “Ford trucks carried the loads, the people, and the products necessary to get the job done,” Kreipke said.
Borgman Ford has been your home for quality Ford trucks in Grand Rapids since 1960. Customers from all over West Michigan have come to us seeking high-quality and dependable vehicles, and keep coming back because of our unparalleled Redcoat Service and our fair-and-square deals. Feel free to browse our current lineup of New Ford F-Series Trucks, and visit us anytime for a test drive!
West Michigan Mustang Fans: Pony Appearance Package Announced
Borgman Ford is pleased to share a fun bit of news with eagle-eyed Ford Mustang fans in Grand Rapids and West Michigan. The recently-announced Pony Appearance Package for the upcoming 2018 Ford Mustang will include a neat little throwback to the Mustang’s roots: an enclosed Mustang badge on the front grille. This logo was first used back in the sixties when the Mustang was still a concept car, and has occasionally been used in various special editions of the car.
If you missed the last version of the Ford Mustang that featured the enclosed pony badge: The 50th Anniversary Edition, you’re in luck this October when the 2018 Ford Mustang Arrives at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids! This article from the Ford Media Center lists other features of the new appearance package:
New Appearance Package for 2018 Mustang Puts Pony Logo Back in Chrome Corral
The pony is going back into the corral. An available Pony Package for the 2018 Mustang – offered with EcoBoost®-equipped cars – gives a nod to the nameplate heritage with its grille-mounted pony-in-corral badge design.
The pony-in-corral grille badge is one of numerous appearance updates included with the Pony Package. Other features include:
19-inch polished aluminum wheels
Bright beltline and window trim for fastback model
Premium carpeted floor mats with Ebony embroidered pony logo
Visit Borgman Ford: Your Home For New Ford Mustangs in Grand Rapids, MI
Whether you’re looking for a New or Used Ford Mustang for your adventures around West Michigan, Borgman Ford has one of the best selections in town. Stop by today to view our selection of New Ford Mustangs and take one out for a test drive!