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2011 F-150 Lineup Presents Four New Engines

August 17th, 2010

For the 2011 model year, the Ford F-150 is getting the most extensive powertrain overhaul in the truck’s history. The 2011 F-150 will be offered with four new truck engines, all coupled to a revised six-speed automatic transmission.

A 3.7-liter V6, a 5.0-liter V8 and a version of the 6.2-liter V8 that is the base engine in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty will be available when the 2011 Ford F-150 arrives at dealerships. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ engine, specially tuned and calibrated for the F-150, will be available in early 2011.

Each of these four engines offers a combination of attributes that matter to F-150 customers: torque, horsepower, fuel economy, performance, durability, reliability and capability. The 2011 F-150 lineup will deliver best-in-class fuel economy. In fact, when the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine joins the lineup, the 2011 F-150 will have up to 20 percent better fuel economy compared with the outgoing 2010 F-150.

Here are the highlights of each new engine:

3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V6

The 3.7-liter will be the most powerful, capable and fuel-efficient base V6 of any truck in its class. Key attributes include:

  • Best-in-class 300 horsepower (estimated) at 6,500 rpm
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Best-in-class 6,100 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • Ti-VCT creates precise, variable timing control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize power, performance and fuel economy
  • E85 flex fuel capability
  • Piston-cooling jets, which squirt oil on the underside of the pistons to keep the piston crowns cool under extreme operating conditions
  • Forged-steel crankshaft for improved durability
  • Built at Cleveland Engine Plant

5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8

The 5.0-liter V8 in the 2011 F-150 offers many class bests compared with competitors’ entry-level V8s, including:

  • Best-in-class 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,250 rpm
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Best-in-class 9,800 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • New strengthened block and new cylinder head optimized for performance and enhanced cooling
  • Unique intake camshafts, combined with Ti-VCT, composite intake manifold and optimized compression ratio for improved low-speed torque and towing capability
  • Forged-steel crank and all-new oil cooler enhance durability
  • Piston-cooling jets, which squirt oil on the underside of the pistons to keep the piston crowns cool under extreme operating conditions
  • E85 flex fuel capability
  • Built at Essex Engine Plant; Windsor, Ontario

6.2-liter two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8

The 6.2-liter V8 is a premium engine offering on the 2011 F-150, with an expanded offering to F-150 SVT Raptor and other specialty applications. Its attributes include:

  • Best-in-class 411 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 434 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • Competitive fuel economy
  • Durability of race-proven components and technology showcased in November 2008 when a 6.2-liter Raptor R not only survived the grueling Baja 1000, it earned a podium finish. The same engine went on to complete every mile of the 2009 Best in the Desert series
  • Utilizes a large bore and shorter stroke. This approach to creating power has its roots in storied Ford racing engines. The large bore allows for larger intake and exhaust valves for improved engine airflow, and the short stroke allows higher engine speed for increased horsepower
  • Because of the large bore size, two spark plugs per cylinder are used to more efficiently burn the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber, enabling better fuel economy and increased engine torque. The twin plugs also help the engine maintain a smooth, stable idle
  • Built at Romeo (Mich.) Engine Plant

3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost is a premium engine offering available after launch with power comparable to a naturally aspirated V8 and projected class-leading fuel economy. Its attributes include:

  • Fuel economy improves up to 20 percent versus 2010 model year F-150 5.4-liter V8
  • Improved intake and exhaust camshafts optimized for improved fuel economy and performance
  • Cast exhaust manifolds for heavy-duty operation and durability
  • Improved manifold and cylinder heads for improved performance
  • Direct-acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) valvetrain with polished buckets to reduce friction and improve fuel economy
  • Ti-VCT creates precise, variable timing control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize power, performance and fuel economy
  • Built at Cleveland Engine Plant

 

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