Ford finally decided to reveal the power output on its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that’s going to be in the 2017 F-150. This new engine will replace the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine it debuted in 2009, and while the horsepower bump is slight (only a 10hp boost from 365hp to 375hp), the real gain will be in torque. The F-150’s new twin-turbocharged V6 engine will produce an impressive 470 lb-ft of torque, meaning a 50lb-ft improvement from the current 3.5-liter V6 engine in F-150s today. This massive increase in torque means the F-150 will beat any gasoline or diesel powered ½-ton pickup truck on the market.
The F-150’s V6 engine will be mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission co-developed with General Motors. While Ford hasn’t released specific details on tow ratings or fuel economy, both metrics are expected to improve considerably. A high-output version of this engine producing around 450 horsepower will power the upcoming F-150 Raptor.
The F-150’s closest competitor in terms of performance will probably be the Chevrolet Silverado fitted with its 6.2-liter V8, with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. While its torque is slightly less than the V6 EcoBoost, its 420 horsepower does have a sizable leg up on the 375 horsepower of the F-150. It’s going to be interesting to see just how well the F-150 does against its competitors when it goes on sale this fall. The pricing for this classic will be announced closer to its release.