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    JLA
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    Default PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    2011 FORD EDGE SPORT ADDS CLASS-LEADING POWER, BOLDER APPEARANCE AND
    INDUSTRY-FIRST TECHNOLOGY

    * The class-leading power is flowed through a six-speed SelectShift
    Automatic™ transmission and accessed by new unique treatment of
    paddle shifters. The paddle shifters now can operate while the
    vehicle is in Drive, allowing a true manual experience when
    upshifting or downshifting
    * New class-exclusive standard 22-inch wheels are the key elements of
    a refreshed, bolder exterior; special sport-tuned suspension
    complements new wheels and adds higher level of handling and ride
    * Industry-first MyFord Touch™ with SYNC is standard, opening a new
    era of driver connectivity through the use of intuitive voice
    commands, 8-inch touch screen in the center stack and two
    driver-configurable 4.2-inch LCD screens in the instrument cluster


    FACT SHEET: 2011 FORD EDGE SPORT

    DEARBORN, Mich., July 14, 2010 – The 2011 Ford Edge Sport is both
    edgier and sportier than the original version launched in 2009.
    Customers opting for the popular midsize crossover's performance
    version will enjoy a more engaging driving experience, a bolder
    appearance and industry-first driver connect technology.

    "The 2011 Ford Edge Sport is bolder, more powerful and has more
    customer-focused technology than ever before," said Elaine
    Bannon, chief engineer. "Edge customers value style and
    technology. The 2011 Edge Sport delivers the ultimate in both, now
    with class-leading performance."

    Bannon has been the chief engineer for Edge, which debuted in December
    of 2006 as a 2007 model year product, from the start. Edge Sport
    joined the lineup two years later, and the new version best expresses
    the vision of combining the signature elements of Edge with even
    greater engineering know-how.

    "With the larger wheels, unique exterior cues and added
    performance, Edge Sport is the type of vehicle you usually could only
    find at aftermarket exhibition shows like SEMA. The Sport is certainly
    a vehicle an aftermarket developer might create starting with a base
    Edge for the enthusiast/performance customer," said Bannon.

    "The difference for the Edge Sport is that all the performance
    attributes are precisely engineered and matched by Ford, as are all
    the exterior and interior design cues and materials, to create the
    ultimate Edge experience directly from the factory."

    More power and better fuel economy
    Class-leading power is delivered by a new 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine
    that produces 305 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 280 lb.-ft. of torque
    at 4,000 rpm. This improved power – 40 more horsepower over the
    outgoing Edge Sport – is not at the expense of fuel economy, either.
    The 2011 Edge Sport fuel economy remains 18 mpg city and 25 mpg
    highway.

    Advanced technology and clever control strategies help the 2011 Edge
    Sport produce power efficiently. Ti-VCT, for example, enables precise
    and variable control of the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize
    performance and fuel economy.

    The new engine is mated to a six-speed SelectShift Automatic
    transmission with upgraded, class-exclusive paddle shift activation
    inspired by sports cars.

    "For 2011, the paddle shift activation for the Edge Sport is
    'live in drive,' which means the customer doesn't have to shift to
    'M' or manual mode," said Rich Kreder, vehicle engineering
    manager. "Instead, while in Drive, the driver can pull the '+'
    paddle on the right side of the steering wheel or '-' paddle on the
    left side of the steering wheel to go up or down gears. It's a much
    more engaging and intuitive experience."

    This execution, available on the 2011 Edge Sport only, allows the
    driver to shift gears quickly while keeping both hands on the
    steering wheel. The transmission reverts to automatic mode and
    upshifts or downshifts as needed when driven at a steady speed.

    Class-exclusive 22-inch wheels highlight exterior differentiation
    Large wheels have been the signature of Edge Sport since its debut as
    a 2009 model year product. New for 2011 are class-exclusive 22-inch
    forged aluminum wheels that are standard. Forged aluminum wheels are
    often the top choice in the aftermarket because of their premium
    quality and ability to combine high strength and light weight in one
    package.

    Experienced designers and engineers worked closely with
    state-of-the-art computer tools to optimize form, fit and function to
    deliver world-class weight-efficient designs that exceed Ford's strict
    requirements – higher than the industry standard – in terms of
    structural integrity, corrosion performance and other attributes.
    This ensures the new Ford wheels have higher standards than typically
    found in the aftermarket.

    Complementing the new wheels is a sport-tuned suspension with revised
    front strut tuning, rear spring rates and rear jounce bumper, which
    helps stiffen the suspension for a flatter, sportier ride. Key to the
    suspension tuning is the addition of high-flow shocks. These shocks
    allow tuning for both handling and ride without compromise to
    either.

    "Drivers will feel a firmer connection to the road when going
    around a corner and less jarring when hitting a pothole, for
    example," said Kreder. "It's allowed us to make Edge Sport
    much more comfortable without losing any handling."

    The tires were designed and engineered specifically for Edge Sport and
    deliver similar grip levels as those found in a Mustang GT tire
    combined with all-season performance.

    The wheels feature a polished finish with painted Tuxedo Black spoke
    accents that complement Edge Sport's other dynamic exterior styling
    cues, including the painted Tuxedo Black grille, smoked headlamp and
    taillamp treatment, body-color rocker moldings, 4-inch oval chrome
    exhaust tips, body-color door cladding and revised body-color lower
    front and rear fascias.

    Key interior highlights are aluminum pedal covers, liquid silver smoke
    appliqués that are echoed in the silver smoke metallic leather seat
    inserts with contrast stitching and 10-way heated power driver seat
    with power lumbar and memory settings.

    MyFord Touch ushers in new era of interaction
    The industry-first MyFord Touch driver connect technology powered by
    SYNC® provides a smarter, safer, simpler way to connect drivers with
    in-car technologies and their digital lives. It replaces traditional
    vehicle buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, crisp LCD screens and
    five-way controls like those found on cell phones and MP3 players and
    also uses intuitive voice commands.

    Standard on the 2011 Edge Sport, MyFord Touch displays information
    using two 4.2-inch full-color LCD screens flanking an analog
    speedometer and an 8-inch touch-screen LCD at the top of the center
    stack. A five-way switch on each side of the steering wheel controls
    the information displayed on the corresponding instrument panel
    screens. The screens can be personalized to display information
    relevant to each individual driver.

    Sony sound system, unique finish panel standard
    The MyFord touch with Sony Audio System finish panel is fully
    integrated. The panel is completely flat (except for the center
    knob), so the touch cells are executed as circular "landing
    zones" for the finger.

    The touch cells create a miniature, undetectable electric field. A
    finger breaks the field and causes the cell to go on or off like a
    traditional switch. This means there is no true button to push – a
    touch of the finger does the job. Illumination and an audible
    "beep" confirm activation.

    The touch cells can control items such as volume, radio seek, radio
    station tuning, CD track seek, defrosters and air conditioning.
    Included in the climate controls is the new MyTemp feature, which
    allows a customer to program and set the desired interior temperature
    like a radio preset.

    Consistent with other Sony products, the audio portion of the control
    panel is divided into "Source" and "Sound"
    sections, allowing customers to select the input (AM/FM radio, HD
    Radio™ broadcasts, satellite radio, CD, personal devices) and tune
    the sound with bass, treble, fade and balance inputs on the screen.

    The heart of the Sony Audio System is its extraordinary sound quality.
    Comprised of 12 high-quality speakers and a Class D all-digital
    amplifier, the Sony system has the ability to pump out 390 watts of
    continuous power (RMS). Further, Dolby Pro Logic® II technology
    creates true virtual 5.1 channel surround sound throughout the car
    for a unique listening experience.

    Like the song? You can tag it
    Also new on the 2011 Ford Edge Sport is the world's first use of
    iTunes® Tagging in an available factory-installed HD Radio receiver.
    iTunes Tagging provides customers with the ability to
    "capture" a song they hear on the HD Radio receiver for
    later purchase from iTunes. With a simple push of a "TAG"
    button on the MyFord touch-screen display, the song information will
    be stored in the radio's memory.

    Once a song is tagged and customers dock their iPod to the SYNC
    system, the tagged song information will transfer to that iPod. Up to
    100 tags on SYNC can be stored until the iPod is connected. When the
    iPod is then synced to iTunes, a playlist of tagged songs will
    appear. Customers then can preview, and if they desire, purchase and
    download tagged songs from the iTunes Store.

    One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    digital transmission – FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    "The goal with the 2011 Edge was to raise the level of all the
    attributes to world-class status, and with that in mind we needed to
    improve the Edge Sport that much more," Bannon said. "With
    class-leading performance, head-turning styling inside and out and
    industry-exclusive technologies, we want to provide customers a
    vehicle that truly delivers the ultimate Edge experience."

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    Clive
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    In message <zO2dnXf_LtesmqPRnZ2dnUVZ_qidnZ2d@giganews.com>, JLA
    <info@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> writes
    >One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    >quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    >digital transmission – FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    >FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    >susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    Both Fords that I have had, have been bad, but reading this just shows
    me what rubbish they spout. Good wide bandwidth FM can sound like a
    CD, but there is NO way any AM even approaches FM. Anyone that takes
    in this rubbish and buys the car deserves all the crap they get.
    --
    Clive

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    IYM
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    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    Clive wrote:
    > In message <zO2dnXf_LtesmqPRnZ2dnUVZ_qidnZ2d@giganews.com>, JLA
    > <info@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> writes
    >> One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    >> quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    >> digital transmission – FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    >> FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    >> susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    > Both Fords that I have had, have been bad, but reading this just shows
    > me what rubbish they spout. Good wide bandwidth FM can sound like a
    > CD, but there is NO way any AM even approaches FM. Anyone that takes
    > in this rubbish and buys the car deserves all the crap they get.



    I read the above as that WITH HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY, the FM sounds like a
    CD and AM stations broadcasting in HD, sound like an regular non-HD FM
    station...

    The stations have to be broadcasting in HD, and the receiver has to be a
    HD receiver....

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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    Not to worry, the 2011 Edge Sport is way out of your price range.


    "Clive" <clive@yewbank.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:jtUS7JS57gPMFwUV@yewbank.demon.co.uk...
    > In message <zO2dnXf_LtesmqPRnZ2dnUVZ_qidnZ2d@giganews.com>, JLA
    > <info@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> writes
    >>One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    >>quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    >>digital transmission - FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    >>FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    >>susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    > Both Fords that I have had, have been bad, but reading this just shows me
    > what rubbish they spout. Good wide bandwidth FM can sound like a CD, but
    > there is NO way any AM even approaches FM. Anyone that takes in this
    > rubbish and buys the car deserves all the crap they get.
    > --
    > Clive




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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    Not to worry, the 2011 Edge Sport is way out of your price range.


    "Clive" <clive@yewbank.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:jtUS7JS57gPMFwUV@yewbank.demon.co.uk...
    > In message <zO2dnXf_LtesmqPRnZ2dnUVZ_qidnZ2d@giganews.com>, JLA
    > <info@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> writes
    >>One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    >>quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    >>digital transmission - FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    >>FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    >>susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    > Both Fords that I have had, have been bad, but reading this just shows me
    > what rubbish they spout. Good wide bandwidth FM can sound like a CD, but
    > there is NO way any AM even approaches FM. Anyone that takes in this
    > rubbish and buys the car deserves all the crap they get.
    > --
    > Clive




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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    Duh" It has an HD receiver, dummy


    "IYM" <"S U N risr"@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:i1l3rp$jvq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Clive wrote:
    >> In message <zO2dnXf_LtesmqPRnZ2dnUVZ_qidnZ2d@giganews.com>, JLA
    >> <info@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> writes
    >>> One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    >>> quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    >>> digital transmission - FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    >>> FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    >>> susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    >> Both Fords that I have had, have been bad, but reading this just shows me
    >> what rubbish they spout. Good wide bandwidth FM can sound like a CD,
    >> but there is NO way any AM even approaches FM. Anyone that takes in
    >> this rubbish and buys the car deserves all the crap they get.

    >
    >
    > I read the above as that WITH HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY, the FM sounds like a CD
    > and AM stations broadcasting in HD, sound like an regular non-HD FM
    > station...
    >
    > The stations have to be broadcasting in HD, and the receiver has to be a
    > HD receiver....




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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    Duh" It has an HD receiver, dummy


    "IYM" <"S U N risr"@optonline.net> wrote in message
    news:i1l3rp$jvq$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Clive wrote:
    >> In message <zO2dnXf_LtesmqPRnZ2dnUVZ_qidnZ2d@giganews.com>, JLA
    >> <info@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> writes
    >>> One significant benefit of HD Radio technology is that the sound
    >>> quality of the broadcast is dramatically better because of the
    >>> digital transmission - FM sounds like a CD and AM sounds like today's
    >>> FM broadcasts. Unlike analog broadcasts, digital broadcasts aren't
    >>> susceptible to interference, fadeout and other issues.

    >> Both Fords that I have had, have been bad, but reading this just shows me
    >> what rubbish they spout. Good wide bandwidth FM can sound like a CD,
    >> but there is NO way any AM even approaches FM. Anyone that takes in
    >> this rubbish and buys the car deserves all the crap they get.

    >
    >
    > I read the above as that WITH HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY, the FM sounds like a CD
    > and AM stations broadcasting in HD, sound like an regular non-HD FM
    > station...
    >
    > The stations have to be broadcasting in HD, and the receiver has to be a
    > HD receiver....




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    Clive
    Guest

    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    In message <FJadnQQa88rhiqPRnZ2dnUVZ_g0AAAAA@ptd.net>, Mike Hunter
    <Mikehunt2@lycos.?.invalid> writes
    >Duh" It has an HD receiver, dummy

    Right, I'm a dummy, now please explain to me how you get AM to sound
    like FM. If it's electronics you don't need to talk down to me, I'll
    understand you, fire away.
    --
    Clive

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    Clive
    Guest

    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    In message <FJadnQQa88rhiqPRnZ2dnUVZ_g0AAAAA@ptd.net>, Mike Hunter
    <Mikehunt2@lycos.?.invalid> writes
    >Duh" It has an HD receiver, dummy

    Right, I'm a dummy, now please explain to me how you get AM to sound
    like FM. If it's electronics you don't need to talk down to me, I'll
    understand you, fire away.
    --
    Clive

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    Mike Hunter
    Guest

    Default Re: PICS: Here comes the 2011 Ford Edge at 19-27 MPG

    What part of HD do you not understand?


    "Clive" <clive@yewbank.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:evI97CTJUiPMFwTs@yewbank.demon.co.uk...
    > In message <FJadnQQa88rhiqPRnZ2dnUVZ_g0AAAAA@ptd.net>, Mike Hunter
    > <Mikehunt2@lycos.?.invalid> writes
    >>Duh" It has an HD receiver, dummy

    > Right, I'm a dummy, now please explain to me how you get AM to sound like
    > FM. If it's electronics you don't need to talk down to me, I'll
    > understand you, fire away.
    > --
    > Clive




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