2005 Ford Mercury Montego: Best Equipped With Superior Aftermarket Parts at Partstrain

Written by Jenny McLane

The Mercury Montego isrepparttar first Mercury car in over a decade offering all-wheel drive. Montego comes in Luxury and Premier models with a 203-hp 3.0-liter V6. Both offer front-wheel drive with 6-speed automatic transmission or AWD with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The CVT provides variable drive ratios vs.repparttar 142051 conventional automatic's fixed-ratio gears. Both transmissions are new to Ford Motor Company.

It has signature waterfall grille, strategic use of contrasting metallic surfaces like satin aluminum and chrome, distinctive taillight bezels. The Montego's Volvo-inspired platform has a stable platform, with fully independent suspension for a quiet ride and responsive handling. With Duratec 30 V-6 engine refined for a smoother, quieter operation,repparttar 142052 available all-wheel-drive system is packaged with a new continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel-drive vehicles use a premium six-speed automatic transmission

The 3.0-litre, 4-valve-per-cylinder, dual overhead cam, Duratec V-6, adequately powersrepparttar 142053 Montego. This high-tech, dependable power unit generates 203 horsepower and 207 lb.ft. of torque.

All Montegos have antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and traction control, but no antiskid system is available, 17-inch seven-spoke wheels, automatic HID headlamps, LED taillamps, body-color moldings, fog lamps, remote keyless entry with keypad and interval wipers. Other features include folding heated power exterior mirrors, power windows and door locks, driver and front passenger air bags, passive anti-theft system, dual-zone electronic climate control, front and rear floor mats, six-way power driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, seatback map pockets, split-fold rear seat, fold-down rear armrest with cupholders, auto-dimming rearview mirror, two 12-volt powerpoints, AM/FM stereo with single CD player and tilt steering wheel with remote audio controls.

Ford Focus Fuel Cell Vehicle with Ford Automotive Replacement Parts at Parts Train

Written by Jenny McLane

The Focus FCV is one ofrepparttar industry's first hybridized fuel cell vehicles combiningrepparttar 142050 improved range and performance of hybrid technology withrepparttar 142051 overall benefits of a fuel cell.

Using a fuel cell powertrain supplied by Ballard Power Systems,repparttar 142052 world leader in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology,repparttar 142053 FCV is hybridized withrepparttar 142054 addition of a nickel metal–hydride battery pack and a brake-by-wire electro-hydraulic series regenerative braking system. The fuel cell engine converts chemical energy into electric energy using hydrogen fuel and oxygen from air. The electric energy then powersrepparttar 142055 vehicle's electric drive motor, producing only water vapor and heat as by-products.

Just like Honda's Insight and Civic hybrids,repparttar 142056 new battery 'assists'repparttar 142057 main powerplant by adding extra power when accelerating or climbing hills, and is charged by regenerative braking system when braking or decelerating. Of course,repparttar 142058 Civic and Insight use a small gasoline internal combustion engine instead of a fuel cell, butrepparttar 142059 principle isrepparttar 142060 same.

“This Focus FCV isrepparttar 142061 most sophisticated environmental vehicle Ford has developed,” said Dr. Gerhard Schmidt, Ford Motor Company vice president, Research and Advanced Engineering. “As such, is a critical success in our long-term strategy to move toward high volume production of hydrogen powered cars and trucks.”

The Focus FCV has onboard sensors, which constantly monitorrepparttar 142062 fuel cell stack, trunk andrepparttar 142063 passenger compartment. If trace amounts of hydrogen are detected,repparttar 142064 system will warnrepparttar 142065 driver. If a slightly higher level is detected,repparttar 142066 system will transition to a limited operating strategy and then begin shutting down vehicle operations.

Its new battery pack, regenerative braking system and improved hydrogen gas storage tank help increaserepparttar 142067 driving range ofrepparttar 142068 four-passenger Focus FCV to between 250 km (160 miles) and 320 km (200 miles) - about 30% better thanrepparttar 142069 previous version,

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