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Ford EcoBoost V6 Engine  (Source: Ford)
EcoBoost is proving very popular with truck buyers

With automakers focused on increased fuel efficiency these days, the move to smaller displacement engines with turbochargers is happening at a rapid pace. Ford was one of the first to head in that direction on the domestic market with its EcoBoost V6 engine that has so far been used in the Taurus, F-150, Flex and several other Lincoln vehicles.
 
The F-150 with the EcoBoost twin turbo V6 engine has proven to be very popular. In fact, the combination of the F-150 and the EcoBoost is so popular that Ford is raising the sales forecast for the truck. Ford says the reason for the forecast upgrade is that the market demand for the EcoBoost F-150 has been greater than expected. 
 
Previously Ford had expected about 40% of the F-150 trucks sold to use the EcoBoost 3.5L engine. Ford is now predicting that about 45% of the F-150 trucks it sells to have the EcoBoost with a total retail sales number of about 100,000 in 2011. Ford full-size pickup sales -- including HD vehicles and fleet vehicles – are up almost 8% to 416,488 units through September 30.
 
Traditionally, the V8 is the engine of choice in the F-150 and truck market overall. Ford does provide a version of the 5.0-liter V8 used in the Mustang GT for F-150 buyers that still want eight cylinders on tap.
 
During the last few months, the WSJ reports that the EcoBoost has accounted for 42% of F-150 sales. This is in part thanks to the robust power and towing capacity mixed with fuel economy averaging 18 mpg compared to the 14-17 mpg for V8-equipped trucks.

Source: WSJ



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RE: I'd pick the V6
By Bad-Karma on 10/17/2011 4:53:20 PM , Rating: 1
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How will it be more expensive to service and how will it's life be shorter than the 5.0L?? Prove it with data


The engine hasn't been in service long enough to give data on longevity, especially in varied application. So anecdotal is all your really going to get you F*ing genius.

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he never states what was actually wrong the engines.


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1700 miles into the trip and the engine threw a rod which tore up its' cylinder and left the crank shaft out of balance.
So where did you learn how to read? Second one seized.

So if you think it is such a great engine just base on HP/Torque/MPG, then why isn't Kenworth/MAC/Freightliner/Volvo..... all snapping up these amazing V6EB engines for their intra-city & local freighters? The performance numbers by themselves would make it a perfect selling point to their trucks. <sarcasm> Do you think it is that maybe those engines wouldn't even last a day?

So the "data" is pulled from simple physics, You can't run any engine at max output for long periods of time and not have it destroy itself.

Go move some real cargo there kid and then come back and tell me my post is BS.


RE: I'd pick the V6
By Spuke on 10/17/2011 10:44:40 PM , Rating: 2
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Go move some real cargo there kid and then come back and tell me my post is BS.
Now I know your post is BS...son.


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