Saturday, 21 October 2017
Car News

2017 Ford F-150 Announces Best-In-Class Torque


Ford Motor Company recently announced performance numbers for the 2017 F-150, equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 10-speed automatic transmission. The new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost will provide 50 lb-ft more peak torque for a total of 470 lb-ft.

This tops the General Motors 6.2 V8, currently rated at 460 lb-ft of torque.

“The 2017 Ford F-150 now delivers the best torque in the segment,” said Raj Nair, Ford Executive Vice President, Product Development, and Chief Technical Officer.

Ford engineers designed the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine to provide better low-end and peak engine performance, ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers. Photo: Ford Motor Company

Ford engineers designed the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine to provide better low-end and peak engine performance, ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers. Photo: Ford Motor Company

The new EcoBoost is rated at 375 horsepower, a gain of ten from the previous generation. The 2017 Ford F-150 is paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission from any automaker. The new powertrain is expected to improve acceleration, efficiency, and overall performance, such as the aforementioned higher torque numbers.

“This class-leading torque arrives with a transformative 10-speed automatic that improves nearly every aspect of F-150 performance,” Nair said.

The 10-speed transmission uses advanced materials and alloys to save weight, and it is the first Ford gearbox that does not use cast-iron components. Photo: Ford Motor Company

The 10-speed transmission uses advanced materials and alloys to save weight, and it is the first Ford gearbox that does not use cast-iron components. Photo: Ford Motor Company

The 2.7-liter and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines account for approximately 60 percent of F-150 sales. Ford is the first and only automaker to offer a twin-turbo gasoline engine in the truck segment.

The 2017 Ford F-150 arrives this fall.

*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan. 

Ford, America’s truck leader, continues its relentless pace of innovation, delivering segment-leading torque for 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ford, America’s truck leader, continues its relentless pace of innovation, delivering segment-leading torque for 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.

Photos & Source: Ford Motor Company



Source link

Post Comment