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Ford Offers All-New F-150 Powertrain Lineup

August 12, 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. This versatile new powertrain lineup enables F-150 customers to choose the engine that best suits their needs.

Available at launch are a 3.7-liter V6 and a 5.0-liter V8, each with fuel-saving and performance-enhancing twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) technology, and a version of the 6.2-liter V8 that is the base engine in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty.

A 3.5-liter 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.

2011 Ford F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost Engine

"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, and our loyal F-150 customers are the next ones to benefit."

Here are the highlights of each new engine:

3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V6

  • Best-in-class 300 horsepower (estimated) at 6,500 rpm
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Best-in-class 6,100 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • Ti-VCT creates precise, variable timing control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize power, performance and fuel economy
  • E85 flex fuel capability
  • Piston-cooling jets, which squirt oil on the underside of the pistons to keep the piston crowns cool under extreme operating conditions
  • Forged-steel crankshaft for improved durability

5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8

  • Best-in-class 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,250 rpm
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Best-in-class 9,800 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • New strengthened block and new cylinder head optimized for performance and enhanced cooling
  • Unique intake camshafts, combined with Ti-VCT, composite intake manifold and optimized compression ratio for improved low-speed torque and towing capability
  • Forged-steel crank and all-new oil cooler enhance durability
  • Piston-cooling jets, which squirt oil on the underside of the pistons to keep the piston crowns cool under extreme operating conditions
  • E85 flex fuel capability

6.2-liter two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8

  • Best-in-class 411 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 434 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • Competitive fuel economy
  • Utilizes a large bore and shorter stroke. The large bore allows for larger intake and exhaust valves for improved engine airflow, and the short stroke allows higher engine speed for increased horsepower
  • Because of the large bore size, two spark plugs per cylinder are used to more efficiently burn the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber, enabling better fuel economy and increased engine torque. The twin plugs also help the engine maintain a smooth, stable idle
  • Used as the standard engine on the 2011 F-Series Super Duty, but uniquely tuned for the F-150 with a special cam profile. The engine will be standard on the 2011 F-150 SVT Raptor and other specialty applications, and pumps out up to 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost

  • Ti-VCT creates precise, variable timing control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize power, performance and fuel economy
  • Fuel economy improves up to 20 percent versus 2010 model year F-150 5.4-liter V8
  • Improved intake and exhaust camshafts optimized for improved fuel economy and performance
  • Cast exhaust manifolds for heavy-duty operation and durability
  • Improved manifold and cylinder heads for improved performance
  • Direct-acting mechanical bucket valvetrain with polished buckets to reduce friction and improve fuel economy

Transmission Features Customer-Driven Enhancements
Ford Motor Company is the first and only manufacturer to equip its entire full-size pickup truck lineup with fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmissions as standard.

Several available enhancements have been added to the proven 6R80 transmission to help F-150 customers tow more easily, including SelectShift with both progressive range select and manual functions.

Progressive range select allows the customer to reduce the range of available gears while in drive. When the customer taps down into range select mode, the display shows the available gears and highlights the current gear state. This feature allows the driver to limit the use of upper gears when heavily loaded or while towing on grades.

With SelectShift, customers can get full manual function by pulling the shift lever into "M" for manual mode and then select the gear desired by pressing the "+" button for upshifts or the "-" button for downshifts. The control system will hold that gear for a full manual transmission feel.

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 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel, which delivers best-in-class torque, horsepower and fuel economy.

"The new powertrain lineup for the 2011 F-150 will provide a wide range of choices to customers to suit their needs, each tested for maximum durability and reliability with outstanding fuel economy," Samardzich said.

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