For the first time as a sports variant

Detroit (USA), 11. January 2018

Ford gave the Edge a Update and brings for the first time, a sporty ST Version on the market. In General, the SUVs of the brand is to come in the future, even in such sport versions. Both, however, applies initially only for the USA, if Europe is joining, you have to wait and see.

Twin turbo V6 with 340 HP

The new Edge ST gets a 2.7-litre twin-turbo V6 with 340 HP and 515 lb-ft of torque. In addition, he receives an eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive and a sport mode that not only affects steering and shift points, but also the exhaust sound. Optionally, there are better brakes and a sportier suspension. The Grill is covered by a shiny black grille, and the rear Edge ST has tubes and two rectangular exhaust.

Also Alexa is in the Board

All new Edge will also receive more assistance systems. Available a anti - collision system with pedestrian detection, blind spot and cross-traffic warning, a lane keeping assistant as well as a remote light automatic. A special feature of the evasive wizard is: If it detects by means of a camera and Radar to a slower or stationary obstacle, it supports the driver via steering intervention to avoid a collision. The voice-controlled infotainment system "Sync with AppLink" supports the new "Ford+Alexa"App, with which you can access during the journey to its media, to the calendar and its Smart-Home devices.

Two courses and five HP more

The normal Edge before driving in the USA with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, but now more fuel efficient and five PS has more power, so 253 instead of 248 HP. The six-speed automatic is replaced by a gearbox with eight steps. These Changes have for Germany probably has no relevance, because in this country, of the Edge will be offered exclusively with a 2.0-litre Diesel (180 or 210 HP), which is associated with a circuit or a dual-clutch transmission.

In the future, with automatic-rotary knob

Inside, the Edge gets a redesigned center console. Especially but Ford uses in the future, instead of a normal automatic selection lever and a rotary knob as he is of many models of Jaguar and Land Rover are known. Externally, the new Version of the Edge (for experts) a wider grille, modified skirts and a new front hood. The new Edge is built in Canada, in Oakville and in the summer of 2018 to the US dealers.(sl)