If you think a full-size pickup truck without a V8 is just plain wrong, you’re not alone. Pick-up enthusiasts across the country assume large pickup is synonymous with large engine. Ford is changing the way we think about pickups, and over the last few years have made significant changes to the F-150, proving a bigger engine isn’t always better.
A couple of years ago, Ford introduced the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 in its F-150 – which turned out to be pretty awesome. Then early this year, Ford pulled another fast one, showing us it’s all-new, aluminum-bodied F-150 that is expected to weigh up to 700 pounds less than the 2014 model. Now, in another twist, Ford has announced that its 2015 Ford F-150 will have two new engine options – neither of which is a V8.
According to autos.yahoo.com, the new base engine will be a .5-liter V6 with 283 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, which replaces the 2014 model’s 3.7-liter V6, which makes 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. An upgrade will offer a new turbocharged 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 with direct injection and a standard auto stop/start function. With its more impressive 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, that powertrain will allow the F-150 to haul 2,250 pounds or tow an 8,500 pound trailer.
Ford is obviously taking some serious steps in the name of fuel efficiency. Between the V6 engine and lighter body, we expect to see an entirely new standard in fuel efficiency for full-size trucks.
Stop by Jennings Anderson Ford to learn more about the newest F-150.