New 2017 Ford F-150 Engine Performance
Truck fans eagerly anticipating the arrival of the 2017 Ford F-150 are about to get a little more impatient. Ford has just announced the details on an all-new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission that will be available on the new truck. The new 2017 Ford F-150 engine performance will set it apart from competing trucks on the market.
2017 EcoBoost Engine Horsepower
The new 2017 engine will be a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo, EcoBoost V6. Ford is expecting the new engine to increase torque by 30 pound-feet over the first generation of 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines. This would ensure that the engine offers best-in-class torque for a gasoline V6.
Few features on the engine include Ford’s first dual-direct and port fuel-injection system. The system utilizes two injectors per cylinder to maximize power and efficiency while reducing emissions. Ford has refined its turbochargers, improving boost. Hollow camshafts and an new roller-finger follower valvetrain help to lighten the engine by four pounds.
In order to maximize fuel economy, the new engine will be equipped with a standard Auto Start-Stop feature. This feature will shut down the engine when the vehicle comes to a stop and start it back up when the truck beings to move.
2017 Ford F-150 10-Speed Transmission
Every new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine will work with an all-new 10-speed transmission. No transmission is better able to handle the performance of this new engine. The optimized wide-span gear spacing and drag-reduction actions, three overdrive gears and a wider ratio span all work together to give drivers the most control over their truck.
Ford American Production Plants
The new engine and transmission will be made right here in the United States. Ford recently announced that the company will be investing $145 million into upgrading its Cleveland Engine Plant to produce the new engine. The 10-speed transmission will be constructed at Ford’s Livonia Transmission Plant, which recently received a $1.4 billion investment.
The 2017 Ford F-150 will be hitting dealership inventories in the fall of 2016. For all the latest information on the new truck, stay posted to the Akins Ford blog. And if you live in the Atlanta area and would like to take a current Ford F-150 for a test drive, we would be happy to help you out.