A Closer Look at the Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition

by : Dwyane Thomas

The upcoming 2007 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) early this April will be the stage for the debut of the limited edition Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition, which will roll out in Ford dealer showrooms this fall.

"Funkmaster Flex is finding ways to connect with new customers. He is a perfect fit for the Ford brand because he brings so much energy and enthusiasm to the table. He knows what customers want and he can really deliver." said Barry Engle, General manager, Ford Division Marketing

The 2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition features new design cues created by hip hop DJ Funkmaster Flex. Outside, the Expedition FMF comes with a two-tone Colorado Red-and-Black paint scheme with orange pin striping, side skirts, integrated fog lamps, Funkmaster Flex badges on fenders, trailer hitch cover, and a hug 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels. Inside the 2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition comes with a 2nd row captain's chairs, black leather interior with contrasting Colorado red stitching, Colorado red gear shifter, Colorado red center stack, Colorado red door appliques/bezels, seats feature appointed quad captain black leather skins with red-stitching, Funkmaster Flex red logo headrests, red-stitch steering wheel, FMF floormats, and Funkmaster Flex numbered dash plaque.

In addition, the Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition comes with a standard 340-Watt Audiophile Sound System with MP3 player audio input jack. Other features include Powerfold third-row seats, heat and cooled front seats, power lift gate, air suspension, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and an optional navigation system.

The Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition retains some of its technical components including the engine with quality like installed in Mercedes-Benz M-Class, one of Ford Expedition's competitors in the SUV segment.

Morever, Funkmaster Flex is so kind enough that he shared his customization techniques and described his works on the Expedition FMF Edition. On the exterior, Funkmaster Flex said: "The scheme developed shouldn't be too busy or overloaded with color. You want to make a statement at a stop light with no overkill! Two-tone paint works best. "That is why Funkmaster Flex chose a two-tone Colorado Red and Black paint scheme with Orange pinstriping.

Moreover, Funkmaster Flex said: "Quality body kits are essential to any customization. They need to be expressive and distinctive without compromising drivability." The custom front fascia, integrated fog lamps, side skirts, rear fascia, and trailer hitch cover comes from the Ford licensed body kit made by 3d Carbon, Ford Motor Company's long time partner, which has provided body kits for Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ models.