2015 Ford Edge Officially Unveiled, Borrows its 2.7L EcoBoost V6 From the F-150

Ford has officially unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford Edge. Originally launched in late 2006, the all-new Edge now rides on the same platform as the Ford Fusion.

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Ford has officially unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford Edge. Originally launched in late 2006, the all-new Edge now rides on the same platform as the Ford Fusion.
Compared to the last Edge, the 2015 Edge has improved driving dynamics thanks to its entirely new body structure and redesigned suspension. More high-strength steels give the 2015 Edge a more solid structure as the new model shows a 26 percent increase in stiffness when reacting to bending forces and a 16 percent increase in stiffness when reacting to twisting forces. The 2015 Edge will be the first Ford to feature the company’s adaptive steering technology, which Ford says will make the Edge easier to maneuver and more fun to drive. The suspension in Edge Sport has front and rear antiroll bars that are 15 percent stiffer than the base model, and unique rear monotube dampers that are larger in diameter. The coil springs are 10 percent thicker.

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In North America, the 2015 Edge will feature three engine options, two of which are new powertrains – a standard twin-turbocharged 245-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 in the Edge Sport, which Ford estimates will generate at least 300 horsepower. A normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine will also be offered. All will three engines will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. An all-wheel-drive system is optional that can send up to 100 percent of the engine’s power to the front or rear wheels.

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When the 2015 Ford Edge arrives early next year it will be offered with a long list of technologies like, Active Grille Shutters; adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support; an air curtain that creates a curtain of air alongside the vehicle using smart duct work, improving aerodynamics at high speed; a 180-degree front camera; and side parking sensors.

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The 2015 Edge will be available in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Sport and Titanium series.

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Inside the 2015 Edge will be roomier than the outgoing model with legroom in the first and second row increased by 1.9 inches and 1.0 inch, respectively. Headroom increases by 1.0 inch throughout. Cargo capacity increases, with 39.2 cubic feet of space behind the second row of seats – 7.0 cubic feet more than the previous model. With the second row folded, space has increased by 4.5 cubic feet, to 73.4 cubic feet.

Source: Ford