The base engine will now be an efficient 3.3-liter V6 that adds dual port and direct-injection technology to deliver more power and torque than the 3.5-liter V6 it replaces. It will produce 290 horsepower, a gain of eight horsepower over the previous powerplant. It will generate 265 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 12.
Ford said the engine will get better fuel economy than the one it replaces. But the automaker did not release the engine’s Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy ratings.
The next option is a new, second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost – turbocharged – engine that produces 325 horsepower, the same as the previous version. But torque jumps by 25 pound-feet to 400. The engine will be paired to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford also made improvements to the big 5.0-liter V8 engine F-150 by using advanced dual port and direct-injection technology to squeeze out 10 more horsepower and 13 pound-feet of torque. It will now produce 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, the automaker said.