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2015 F-150 2.7 Liter EcoBoost

Sunday, July 27th 2014. | 2015 Ford F-150

Ford has been slow to reveal information about its new truck, especially concerning the all-new 2.7 liter twin turbo V6 that will be on offer for the 2015 model. If I’d have to rank what I’d most want to know, the order would be: fuel economy, power and a close-third; towing and hauling capability. We now know what we can expect as far as power and towing + hauling.

2015 Ford F-150 2.7 liter ecoboost davis dam

The 2.7 liter EcoBoost, to me, is one of the most exciting engines to come out of the EcoBoost family as it is only the 2nd engine in this family of engines to have twin turbo’s.  In this case the twin turbo’s help push this engine to 325 horse power and a whopping 375 pounds of torque. Let’s put these numbers in perspective, first let’s compare it to Ford’s own 3.5 EcoBoost V6, which in the current F-150 produces 365 horse power and 420 pounds of torque. This 2.7 liter is hot on its heels. How about the Competition? GM’s new 5.3 EcoTec3 V8 only manages 30 more horsepower at 355hp and 8 ft-lb’s of torque more. We are talking about an engine that is practically twice the size of Ford’s new V6.

2015 Ford F-150 2.7 liter EcoBoost

As for towing, the numbers are impressive as well, the new EcoBoost will tow up to 8,500 pounds and carry a payload of 2,250 pounds. All this with a truck that weighs 732 pounds less in Lariat crew-cab/supercrew form. An outgoing 2014 model would weigh 5,674 pounds while a new 2015 Lariat SuperCrew will weight only 4,942 pounds. Ford is making good on its promise that heavy use of aluminum throughout the truck will net a significant reduction in weight.

2015 Ford F-150 aluminum body and frame

Very impressive numbers from Ford so far, stay tuned for more! Especially when we get a hold of some fuel economy numbers. This sgnificant cut in weight paired with this all new 2.7 liter engine should make for some very interesting numbers.

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