Ford Releases Info on 2015 F-150 Engines


Champing at the bit for new revelations among the stingily kept secrets of the 2015 Ford F-150's powertrains? Well, the automaker has mercifully thrown you a couple of new morsels, releasing some specs on two (though not all) of the pickup truck's engines — the standard 3.5-liter V-6 and the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost motor — and is serving them both up on a silver platter. Get the full story by following the link below. Ford Reveals Two Powertrains photo by Steven Pham


Ken L.

I can't believe Ford is seriously planning on dropping a small (2.7 Liters) turbo-charged V6 into a full-sized pickup truck. A small V-6 capable of towing 8,500 pounds? Ford is clearly not worried about engine reliability issues.

And what's this?!?! The use of aluminum only saved 25 pounds if the 5.0 V8 was dropped into the 2015 F150?!?! MPGs are important, but trucks are made for work, and capability + reliability are paramount.

There's no replacement for displacement.


I share your concerns. The use of small displacement engines with turbos most certainly benefits vehicle makers , who can collect more money for smaller engines with fewer cylinders, like BMW did when they replaced their smooth inline sixes for turbo fours, AND RAISED THEIR PRICES. I'm sure Ford is also charging a premium for their eco boost turbos. The physically smaller engines also save weight and help the car makers reach increasingly stringent government mileage standards. The big question is whether this new normal will benefit the car buyer in the long run. We'll have to wait and see if the engineering in these new Fords can match demands required of American trucks. If Ford has done their homework , everybody wins because of the lighter weight and greater efficiency. But for now I prefer GM's approach of using a V8 with cylinder deactivation so it can run as a six or even a four cylinder. No promise of a turbo "free lunch" that may turn into a costly decision down the road when the turbo needs rebuilding or replacement.


The 2.7 might be small externally, but under boost, it is roughly a 5.5 liter engine equivalent.
Read closely again. 732 pound difference between '14 V8 and '15 2.7 V6.
So 732-25 pounds, 707 pounds if a direct V8 to V8 was done.


Ford isn't forcing anyone into the EcoBoost V6. It's an option. If you want the utility of a truck but don't need to haul a ton around it's a great option for fuel economy. If you want the V8, get it. The F-series won't be giving up their sales crown anytime soon and GM/Dodge will continue to play catch up.

Ken L.

Thanks for the clarification. Now I am wondering why the 2.7-liter V6 weigh about as much as a 5.0 V8? How big is that turbo? In any case, I am looking forward to hearing about the other engine options and more on that aluminum body structure. Wondering if the "Built Ford Tough" slogan will still apply or will most F150s be relegated mostly for "motoring around" and the occasional towing/hauling.

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