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2017 Ford F-150 gets new more powerful V6 engine

2017 Ford F-150 gets new more powerful V6 engine

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The 2017 Ford F-150 is to get a new EcoBoost V6 that delivers more power and more torque. The new 3.5-litre unit produces 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, more than originally thought and more than the existing Ford V6 engine.

The current 3.5-litre V6 delivers 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, so this new motor increases output by 10 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque. A new ten speed transmission will also accompany the engine to deliver smoother acceleration and hopefully better gas mileage. The new transmission will come with adaptive shift algorithms that monitors both powertrain functions and driver inputs for better performance.

Ford says those ten speeds offer wide-spaced gearing and three overdrive gears. Both of which should result in better fuel economy at highway speeds while maintaining optimal power and towing capacity.

We haven’t seen one of the new trucks yet, they arrive sometime this fall. But you can rest assured that we will be putting one through its paces when it does arrive!

2016 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 is the best-selling passenger vehicle in the U.S. and it does pretty well up here in Canada too. There is a reason it’s so popular, because it’s good. Very good indeed. It manages to combine effortless driving and ownership with the practicality demanded by contractors and tradesmen. It really can be everything to everyone.

According to data from Ford, the V6 models account for over 60% of sales, which shows just how good they are. With three V6 versions to choose from, there is one here for all uses. There is the 3.5-litre V6 that’s good for 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, the 2.7-litre turbo V6 that’s good for 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque and the turbocharged 2.5-litre V6 that delivers 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. There is also the 5.0-litre V8 too that delivers 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque.

If towing is your thing, the V8 is still the engine to get while all the others offer good power numbers and decent gas mileage. The new engine coming later this year will offer even more flexibility.

The 2016 Ford F-150 is pretty agile for its size, easy to drive and easy to live with. It can tow, carry and haul. It can also transport the family, commute to work, do the school run and anything else you ask of it. It can even cope with the rough stuff should you need it to.

Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 to see just how capable the 2016 Ford F-150 is!

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