The 2011 Ford F-150 will hit dealerships early next year with three replacement powertrains, sources say.
FoMoCo will offer the 3.7L V6 and the 5.0L V8 in the 2011 F-150 – both engines currently power the 2011 Ford Mustang and Ford Mustang GT respectively. Ford has also announced that it will offer a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the 2011 F-150 pickup. Sources say that all the engines will be offered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 3.7L V6 will become the standard engine for the F-150 in the 2011 model year, helping Ford market the F-150 to buyers seeking impressive fuel-economy figures. The engine will get improved horsepower and torque rating compared to the 4.6L 2-vavle V8 that it’s going to replace.
FoMoCo hasn’t offered a V6 option on the F-150 since the 2008 model year. At the time it offered a 4.2L V6.
“We are always looking to broaden the appeal of our products to give consumers the vehicle that best suits their needs,” said Ford spokesman Richard Truett. Truett declined to comment on the engine lineup for the 2011 Ford F-150.
– By: Omar Rana
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