Ford's 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
The new second-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine will provide 50 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine, to 470 lb.-ft., which the company says beats all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement of the EcoBoost V6. Horsepower jumps 10 from the previous version, to 375 hp.
“The 2017 Ford F-150 now delivers the best torque in the segment,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Product Development, and chief technical officer. “This class-leading torque arrives with a transformative 10-speed automatic that improves nearly every aspect of F-150 performance.”
The 3.5-litre EcoBoost in the 2017 F-150 is paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker.
The more capable powertrain combination will deliver improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions. The new engine provides better low-end and peak engine performance, ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.
The new 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine builds on the success of the 2.7-litre EcoBoost engine and first-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine available for the 2016 F-150. The 2.7-litre and first-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engines account for approximately 60 percent of F-150 sales.
According to the company, the Ford F-150 remains the first and only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo gasoline engine.
The 2017 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall.