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Farewell 6.2 Liter V8 F-150

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

Ford will no longer be offering its 6.2 liter V8 in the F-150 for 2015. For Ford’s regular line-up this doesn’t concern me too much as I feel the 5.0 and 3.5 liter EcoBoost are plenty of power to top out their range of engines. But what of the Ford Raptor? Is my first thought as this truck is only offered with the 6.2. What I’m hoping is that we are looking at an EcoBoost raptor at some point in the near future. This is a move I’ve been hoping Ford will make. Why?

Driving uphill in the dirt with a 2014 Raptor Crew Cab

Driving uphill in the dirt with a 2014 Raptor Crew Cab

The 3.5 liter V6 makes 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, only slightly lower than the 6.2’s 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. All this out of a lighter engine that make peak horsepower at 5,000 RPM as opposed to 5,500 RPM, in fact, the 3.5 EcoBoost has practically all of its power available as low as 2,500 RPM, where the V8 doesn’t get there till about 4,500 RPM. All of this translates into far more usable power out of the 3.5 liter V6, even though it’s peak numbers are slightly lower.

3.5 liter ecoboost V6

Which brings us to our next point, we don’t know yet how much power the 3.5 will be producing in the 2015 F-150, Ford has hinted that it will be more than it produces in the current, 2014 model of F-150. Which if we look at this purely from a horsepower-per-liter standpoint stands to reason as all new 2.7 liter V6 puts out quite a bit more power-per-liter than the current 3.5 V6 does. I think it’s highly likely output will be up significantly, considering Ford has hinted it will be and, also considering how much headroom tuners such as Livernois have found in these 3.5 liter EcoBoost engines.

Downhill offroading in an SVT Raptor F-150

Downhill offroading in an SVT Raptor F-150

At the end of the day we don’t quite know what this means yet, since we haven’t heard a whole lot about a possible 2015 Raptor perhaps it’s likely that we’ll see it coming back with a vengeance in 2016 or 2017. Either way I doubt Ford would eliminate the SVT Raptor from its lineup, considering how successful it has been. I, for one, am hoping Ford will shock and awe us with one for the 2015 year though. It should also be noted that you can still have a 6.2 Liter V8 in the Ford F-250 and up. But Ford certainly seems to be all about the “there is a replacement for displacement” philosophy and it is the turbocharger.

Ford will no longer offer this 6.2 liter V8 powerplant for the F-150

Ford will no longer offer this 6.2 liter V8 powerplant for the F-150

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