The folks at PickupTrucks.com are reporting that Ford has major changes coming up for the Ford F-150 powertrain lineup in 2010. Currently, the Ford F-150 offers an entry-level 4.6L V8 or a range-topping 5.4L V8.
According to PickupTrucks.com sources, by late 2010, the standard engine will be a 5.0L V8 codenamed “coyote.” It will return an estimated 400-hp with a maximum torque of 400 lb-ft with fuel-economy being comparable to the current 5.4L V8. The range-topper will be a 3.5L V6 turbocharged EcoBoost with direct-injection. Instead of producing 355-hp like it does in the Lincoln MKS, MKT and the Ford Flex it will be uprated to make 400-hp and a peak torque of 400 lb-ft. Fuel-economy is expected to come in at 23 mpg on the highway.
The two new engines will replace the 4.6L and 5.4L V8. The 6.8L V8 Boss engine will be limited to the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and the special-edition Super Duty line.