2011 Ford Edge Official Details and Photos Released

The Ford Edge midsize crossover got fully revamped for 2011, getting more power and refreshed styling features. The American carmaker today unveiled the 2011 Edge, which brings with it three new powertrains, two new transmissions, a revised exterior design and a completely new interior.

Both the Edge 3.5-liter V-6 and Edge Sport 3.7-liter V-6 use advanced engine valvetrain technology (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, or Ti-VCT) which allows the former to develop 285 hp and 253 ft.-lb. of torque and the latter 305 hp and 280 ft.-lb. of torque.

Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The SelectShift Automatic transmission is standard on the 2011 Edge SEL and Limited series, with paddle activation of the SelectShift standard on the 2011 Edge Sport.

In addition, the 2011 Ford Edge also comes with a new 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine mated to a six-speed transmission and
which will reportedly deliver 15 percent fuel economy improvements compared to the current 3.5-liter V-6 engine.

The latest midsize crossover from Ford will come with a range of 12 standard and available features and technologies, including the MyFord driver connect technology (standard on the 2011 Edge Limited and 2011 Edge Sport); SYNC; Easy Fuel (standard); SecuriCode keyless entry keypad; Blind Spot Mirrors (standard); MyKey (standard); AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control, standard); Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support; Cross Traffic Alert; 22-inch wheels and paddle activation on the 2011 Edge Sport.

According to Ford, the 2011 Ford Edge will be built at Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, Canada, and will be available in dealers this summer. Pricing details will be released closer to the market launch.
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