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2015 Ford F-150 Engine Optimized for Trucks

January 15, 2014

Photo courtesy of Ford.
Photo courtesy of Ford.

The 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine arriving in Ford's 2015 aluminum F-150 is a high-output, lightweight powerplant that's designed for the vehicle and provides V-8-level performance with greater efficiency, according to Ford.

The F-150 engine is a more efficient version of the 3.5L V-6 from the 2014 vehicle with "new technologies that make this more efficient engine perform like a larger mid-range V-8," said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president of global development.

One of those technologies touted by Ford include auto stop-start that's been tailored to truck customers. The technology shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped to reduce idling, except when towing or in four-wheel drive mode.

This EcoBoost also features the first use of a compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder block in a gasoline engine. Ford uses the material in its 6.7L Power Stroke turbo-diesel V-8 engine. The composite block also incorporates aluminum to save weight.

"No one's ever built a six-cylinder engine like this," said Nair. "It combines a host of advanced technologies found throughout the industry to create one of the most technically advanced and efficient engines ever designed."

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  1. 1. Fran Hurst [ January 16, 2014 @ 04:16PM ]

    I much prefer Ford V8 engines. I have never seen a V6 that could outpreform or outlast Fords V8s. GM is advertizing the Silverado with small V8 will outperform Fords eco V6 plus get better milage.Where is Fords new 5.0 ?

  2. 2. Kevin Brown [ January 17, 2014 @ 04:13AM ]

    always have liked ford except they cant admit there diesel engine is built by international not ford and the new way of builing there new v-6 block was done by foriegn manufacturers when will we get our american people building OUR cars agian?

 

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