Video: 2018 Ford F-150 New Engines

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With the refreshed Ford 2018 F-150 pickups due to go on sale in a short few months, official horsepower and torque specifications have been announced for its expanded array powertrains.

All-new from the ground up just a few years ago, Ford has given the 2018 F-150 pickup not only fresh styling up front and a few other detail tweaks here and there, but has announced two all-new engines and updates to the 5.0 liter V8.

One of the biggest changes starts with an all-new 3.3 liter V6 for the base engine, downsized from the previous 3.5 liter unit which itself had been downsized from a 3.7 not long before. The new 3.3 naturally aspirated V6 with both port and direct fuel injection.

And though it’s smaller, out powers the larger 3.5 by 8 ponies, now with 290 horsepower. Its torque rating is 265 pound-feet which is 12 more than the outgoing 3.5 and it is expected to offer up better fuel economy to boot.

Next up the ladder is the is the second-generation 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 with its 325 horsepower, an engine that with both port and direct fuel-injection gets a healthy bump in torque for 2018 to 400 pound feet.

Upgraded as well is the 5.0 liter V8 which will now also have the benefit of both port and direct fuel-injection. With different heads and a new aluminum block with spray on cylinder liners it’s lighter in weight now now pumps out 10 more ponies with 395 horsepower and gets a bump in torque to an even 400 pound-feet.

Topping the engine list is the second-generation 3.5 liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 that was introduced just last year in the 2017 model with its 370 horsepower and whopping 470 pound-feet of torque.

According to Ford, all engines will be available with the new 10-speed automatic transmission and auto-start-stop technology to save fuel. A manual transmission as now, will not be offered in any F-150 model.

Lastly, to come online next spring with be a fifth engine option, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbo-diesel. While this engine is new to the F-150, it’s been around for some time and is already well proven around the world.

Based on the Ford built “Lion” turbo-diesel built in England, the same engine is currently supplied to Land Rover for their SUVs where it cranks out 254 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Though not yet announced by Ford, specifications for the engine in the F-150 should be closed to that, and it too will be paired up with the new 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2018 Ford F-150 will go on sale this fall and will be assembled in both the Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan and the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri.

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