Ford announced in mid-July that the 2017 Ford F-150’s new engine will net best-in-class torque and improved horsepower over the previous version. The new Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine produces 375 horsepower, up 10 hp from the old version, and 470 lb-ft of torque, a gain of 50 lb-ft.
The new V6 comes in conjunction with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which together with the V6 will improve “nearly every aspect of F-150 performance,” according to Raj Nair, the executive vice president of Product Development at Ford. Acceleration, handling, and fuel economy will all see improvement with the new V6.
The torque of the second-generation EcoBoost V6 beats out all competitors in the segment, including V8 engines with nearly twice its displacement as well as diesel engines. The new engine improves upon both peak-performance driving and low-power driving, providing better performance when towing and hauling heavy loads.
The F-150 is still the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo gas engine. Pricing has not yet been announced, but the 2017 F-150 is set to be released this fall. We are excited to see these new changes on the award winning Ford F-150 in person at Sun State Ford!