Jack Schmitt Ford in Illinois is pleased to announce that the 2011 Ford F-150 is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that delivers an estimated 300 hp and 275 lb./ft. of torque. The EcoBoost truck engine sports a Ti-VCT specially calibrated for reliability and durability.
The new EcoBoost engine has been projected to be 20 percent more fuel efficient that the 2010 model. Ford Motor Company claims to be the first and only automaker to upgrade its entire truck line-up to include the new fuel saving technology as standard equipment.
According to Ford; “for the 2011 model year, the Ford F-150 is getting the most extensive powertrain overhaul in the truck’s history. The 2011 F-150 has four new truck engines; all coupled to a revised six-speed automatic transmission”
“Our new engine lineup allows greater flexibility for customers to select the powertrain choice that best suits their needs,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Powertrain Engineering. “We are in the midst of a powertrain revolution, with 30 new powertrains over the next two years, and our loyal F-150 customers are the next ones to benefit.”
Ford engineers did something unique in order to improve on the already dependable F-150 engine; they actually studied the warranty histories of last year’s models in order to find out what common mechanical problems that old engines had. Then the new prototype engines were designed with test procedures based on the problems that its predecessor experienced to ensure even more durability and reliability than the old Ford F-150 offered. Components like the crankshaft, the exhaust manifolds were upgraded, piston-cooling jets and oil coolers were added, and engines were calibrated to improved hauling and towing weight.
“Truck customers demand an engine that delivers outstanding low-speed torque to help tow or move heavy payloads, and sustained high-load, low-speed operation is a key attribute they look for,” said Samardzich. “The engine lineup for the 2011 Ford F-150 has been tuned specifically for truck operation needs and optimized for fuel economy. The result is a lineup that delivers class-leading towing and payload capability with outstanding horsepower, torque and best-in-class fuel economy.”