2019 Ford Edge Goes to Hollywood!

If you're going to be shooting scenes at high speed in just about every condition imaginable, why not use a performance SUV developed by the Ford Performance team to stay close to the action?

It's a fact of life on the silver screen: you can't green-screen everything. Sometimes, you've got to chase the action as it unfolds, literally. As a result, Hollywood's always looking for the vehicle with the driving dynamics to keep up the pace on-set, the capability to support a 1,000-pound, remotely controlled roof-mounted crane, and the interior space for a director, film crew, and boatloads of what makes movie magic.

And what drives even these possibilities? The ability to travel more than 100 mph at any time as well as to precisely handle and brake. Luckily, Tinseltown found the new 2019 Ford Edge -- found it such a capable performer that it adapted the new, race-inspired ST trim to serve as a camera car for upcoming movies and commercial projects.

Indeed, a Ford partnership with camera car company Pursuit Systems put the performance of the new Ford Edge in just that kind of spotlight. Interestingly enough, mods to the mid-size SUV were minimal. Some of the highlights that stood out as promising to the Pursuit team:

  • The crossover's 335-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, capable of a metaphorically tire-shredding and 380 pound-feet of torque
  • An ST performance braking system
  • A smooth- and fast-shifting eight-speed auto transmission
  • Selectable traction control

The long story, short: when it comes to meeting many of the needs of the industry, Mike Johnson, racer, stunt driver, and Pursuit Systems president and CEO said it best: "[Ford] Edge ST has it all ... in every way, [it] measures up."

But there's plenty more to how well the new 2019 Ford Edge performs than just its hauling chops. Visit us here at Sondalle Ford Lincoln, 563 North Washington Street in Berlin. You'll discover there's a trim for everyone, not just celebrity stardom -- from families looking for a no-frills people-mover to luxury aficionados looking for the finer things. We'll be looking forward to introducing you!

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