Ford Announces New F-150 Powertrains

Aug 18, 2010

Ford Motor Company is offering four new truck engines with six-speed automatic transmission as standard in the 2011 Ford F-150.

Each engine delivers improved fuel economy, outstanding performance and class-leading capability, according to the automaker. This versatile new powertrain lineup enables F-150 customers to choose the engine that best suits their needs.

Available at launch are a 3.7L V-6 and a 5.0L V-8, each with fuel-saving and performance-enhancing twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology, and a version of the 6.2L V8 that is the base engine in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty.

A 3.5L EcoBoost engine, specially tuned and calibrated for the F-150, will be available in early 2011. With this engine, the F-150 will have up to 20 percent better fuel economy compared with the outgoing 2010 F-150.

"Our new engine lineup allows greater flexibility for customers to select the powertrain choice that best suits their needs," said Barb Samardzich, vice president of powertrain engineering. "We are in the midst of a powertrain revolution, with 30 new powertrains over the next two years."

The new engines for the Ford F-150 follow the all-new engine lineup for the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty introduced earlier this year and highlighted by the 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel, which delivers best-in-class torque, horsepower, and fuel economy, according to the automaker.

For full descriptions of the new powertrain options, click here.

[via Automotive Fleet]

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