As reported before, for the 2017 model year, Ford is updating its premium EcoBoost V-6 engine and offering 10 more horse power and 50 pounds-feet more torque compared to the outgoing engine. It’s even more than it was thought, delivering more torque than other half-ton (liking all V-8s) in the sector.
Presently, 10 percent of Ford F-150s are geared up with the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6, 33 percent with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, 32 percent having the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and about 25 percent with the 5.0-liter V-8. In the last 2 years, Ford has sold more than one million EcoBoost engines in its half-ton pickup truck.
The brand-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 provides a number of new technologies and functions to attain its 375 hp and class-leading 470 pounds-feet of torque. The engine has:
– both direct and dual-port injection with 2 separate injectors per cylinder
– 2 brand-new turbos with lighter turbine wheels for faster response (less lag).
– standard start/stop engine controls.
– a valve train that now utilizes roller rockers for lowered parasitic loss in power.
– four hollowed-out camshaft cores to conserve more than 4 pounds of weight.
The new engine will be combined with an all-new Ford 10-speed transmission that was at first developed with General Motors. The all-new EcoBoost engines and 10-speed transmissions will be readily available on all trim levels and requirement on Restricted models. The engines will weigh the exact same and look same as well, yet going to have a special plastic, sound-deadening cover.