Due at next week’s North American International Auto Show, the production version of the Ford F150 will allegedly be made available with a 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine. In the interests of saving fuel and weight, Ford’s new volume-selling light truck line will either pave the way for future generations, or it could be a harbinger of failure as suggested by some skepticism on the part of the light truck enthusiast community.
Power is anticipated to hover around 320 horsepower and 375 ft lbs of torque. Up for debate, discussion, and further guesswork is the number of turbochargers Ford will be using to boost the V6 with. The 2.7 will be offered alongside the standard 3.7 liter V6 Duratec and 3.5 liter EcoBoost twin turbo V6. The report did not mention the status of the current 5.0 liter engine in the current F150. It may get axed due to the number of similar options available.
Stay tuned for our live, onsite coverage of next week’s show in Detroit for additional news releases and photos of the production version.
- By: Sawyer Sutton