With its new 2.7L EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop and new 3.5L V6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing, the 2015 Ford F-150 resets the bar in light-duty pickup truck performance, capability and efficiency.
“The 2015 F-150 is the most capable F-150 yet, while shedding up to 700 lbs,” said Bob Fascetti, vice president, Powertrain Engineering. “These two new V6 engines – the 2.7L turbocharged EcoBoost and normally aspirated 3.5L Ti-VCT – set a new standard for Ford for capability and efficiency.”
2.7-liter EcoBoost power
The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost V6 features an entirely new design that delivers power and performance in a strong, smart package. The engine produces 325hp and 375 lb per foot of torque – improving the power-to-weight ratio of the 2015 truck by 15 percent over the 2014 5.0L V8-equipped F-150 with similar torque output, thanks to vehicle light-weighting.
The 2.7L EcoBoost 4x2 has a maximum payload rating of 2,250 lb and maximum tow rating of 8,500 lbs, ideal for meeting mid-range capability needs.
Boosting 2.7L EcoBoost fuel efficiency is the debut of standard Auto Start-Stop technology for F-150. This technology, specially tuned for truck customers, shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop. When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly. Auto Start-Stop helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions when the truck is stopped and the engine is off. The technology is off when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode.
The 2.7L EcoBoost engine also features Ford’s first use of a compacted graphite iron cylinder block in a gasoline engine, the same material used in Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8 in Super Duty trucks. The composite CGI/aluminum cylinder block saves weight while providing strength where it’s needed most for durability.
Advanced technology, power and efficiency combine to create an engine for F-150 that boasts more than twice the horsepower, torque and towing capability of the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup truck with identical displacement 2.7L four-cylinder engine.
Ford testing shows the 2.7L EcoBoost also outperforming Ram 1500 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 while towing a 7,000-lb enclosed trailer up Davis Dam in Arizona. This is the same grade the Society of Automotive Engineers uses for its J2807 towing testing standards, which the 2015 Ford F-150 will follow.