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3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
V8 what? EcoBoost V6 is probably going to be a hot seller for the F-150

When we brought you news of Ford's overhauled F-150 powertrain lineup for 2011, most people were quite happy with the changes made. However, there were some that were skeptical about the possible power ratings for the optional EcoBoost V6 engine.

Some simply weren't buying into the idea that the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 -- a twin-turbocharged engine that sees duty in the Ford Taurus SHO and Ford Flex -- could possibly produce even more power in a truck platform that would undergo much more stress.

Today, however, Ford is giving the naysayers a healthy dish of crow to eat with the final power/torque figures for the EcoBoost V6 engine option in the 2011 Ford F-150. The engine will generate 365 hp at 5,000 rpm and an outrageous 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. Even more impressive is that 90 percent of peak torque will be available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm. Towing capacity with the new engine matches that of the larger 6.2-liter V8 engine option -- 11,300 pounds. Better still, all of this is achieved using regular unleaded fuel.

For comparison, the EcoBoost V6 generates 365 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb-ft at 1,500 rpm in the Taurus SHO.

The new EcoBoost will be a more expensive engine option than the 5.0-liter V8 which generates 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.

“Truck customers should think of the EcoBoost truck engine as a gas-powered engine with diesel-type capability and characteristics,” said Jim Mazuchowski, Ford's V6 engines program manager. “The twin turbochargers and direct injection give it the broad, flat torque curve that makes towing with a diesel so effortless – and hard acceleration so much fun.”

“Customers have embraced the EcoBoost solution of delivering the power they desire with the fuel economy they demand in a no-compromise package,” added Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “From the start, we have pledged that this solution applies to any engine and any customer. The EcoBoost truck engine for the 2011 F-150 will deliver those attributes and has been specially tuned and tested to deliver the best-in-class towing and capability our truck customers demand.”

The EcoBoost V6 engine option will be available for the F-150 in early 2011. Although Ford didn't give any specific fuel economy numbers for the engine, it will more than likely be more fuel efficient than the less powerful 5.0-liter V8.

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RE: EcoBoost
By Andrwken on 9/22/2010 6:23:04 AM , Rating: 2
GM tried to use cylinder deactivation before its time and didn't care that it had issues.

It was still released in mainstream vehicles. Your point is worthless to the original post.

I guess it is better that we release technology before it is ready like GM (who sucks), unlike Ford.

Fanboy cracks really aren't going to get you somewhere with someone who does not carry a company's reputation on his shoulders every day.

There, is my OP now clear enough for you?

Clear as mud. But now your age is starting to really be questioned by the type of responses. 12-13 maybe?

FYI The old Powerstroke diesel was made by Navistar. And while they are an International subsidiary, it may shock you to know that International trucks use Cummins diesel engines, not Navistar engines.

Navistar owns International. International Harvester IDI is the actual name of the motor. Your not proving much about your background other than your lack of it. International trucks also use Detroit diesels and Allison Transmissions, both GM garbage "roll". Almost all large truck companies allow a multitude of engine options from different companies.

And who has higher reliability now than Toyota or Honda? Hint: It isn't GM.

Right, It would be Cadillac, for one. Lexus, Porsche, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes Benz, and Toyota all round out the list ahead of Ford with Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota in a virtual tie with 103, 102, and 101 defects per vehicle. They are all below the Industry average. Feel free to read up and post something worthwhile next time. Here's a link to get you started.

RE: EcoBoost
By sprockkets on 9/22/2010 7:32:57 AM , Rating: 2
Deny it all you want, you still got pwned. And most of what you posted is wrong, so I don't care.

Believe what you want.

Oh, and that list of yours, the one that most people rely on, how is it that Scion, a Toyota marquee is so much worse than Toyota itself? That list makes sense doesn't it?

RE: EcoBoost
By Andrwken on 9/22/2010 8:47:14 AM , Rating: 2
I was wrong, I'm arguing with a 3rd grader not a 5th or 6th grader like I initially thought.

But keep on pwning,,,,

RE: EcoBoost
By sprockkets on 9/22/2010 3:20:41 PM , Rating: 2
Good. Explain why GM doesn't use engines from Detroit diesel.

Next, explain how initial quality has much if any bearing on long term quality.

Then, explain why you think GM came out with DI first when by your best friend for information,, says Mercedes did it first, not to mention Toyota, Mazda and Ford all had engines out either before or at the same time GM did.

Then address my point on how GM doesn't make much of any cars themselves anymore, save anything on the Corvette platform.

Then explain why you think anything else other than the Edge has class leading MPG.

Oh and btw, a person who says the OP is a 3rd grader probably goes to school himself.

You probably don't even drive yet.

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