Ford officially revealed the specs of the tougher, lighter 2015 F-150. As a result, we found out that the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is capable to produce 325 hp as well as 375 lb-ft (508 Nm) of torque. According to the official press release, the new engine improves the power-to-weight ratio of the 2015MY F-150 by 15 percent over the 2014MY 5.0-liter V8-equipped F-150.
The company says that the 2.7-liter EcoBoost 4x2 has a maximum payload rating of 2,250 pounds and a maximum tow rating of 8,500 pounds. Despite the impressive performances, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost comes as standard with Auto Start-Stop technology that helps it reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The technology is off when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode. During some tests made by FoMoCo, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost outperformed the Ram 1500 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 while towing a 7,000-pound enclosed trailer up Davis Dam in Arizona.
Moreover, Ford also revealed that the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with Ti-VCT delivers 283 hp and 255 lb-ft (345 Nm) of torque, while the maximum payload is 1,910 pounds. Moreover, the 3.5-liter V6 has a maximum tow rating of 7,600 pounds.
“The 2015 F-150 is the most capable F-150 yet, while shedding up to 700 pounds,” said Bob Fascetti, vice president, Powertrain Engineering. “These two new V6 engines – the 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost and normally aspirated 3.5-liter Ti-VCT – set a new standard for Ford for capability and efficiency.”
The all-new Ford F-150 is an evolution of America's favorite truck. It sets the bar for future trucks, being the toughest, most capable and smartest F-150 so far.
A fusion of power, capability and efficiency into one impressive unit, the all-new F-150 makes use of faster processors for enhanced driving performance, advanced materials for improve durability and corrosion inhibition as well as innovative cargo management and towing solutions.
Ford Motor Co. chief operating officer Mark Fields remarked that the latest iteration redefines the future of trucks while representing the carmaker’s One Ford plan to create vehicles serving customers with a commitment to the best quality, fuel efficiency and safety, as well as value and smart design.
Part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America for 37 straight years. It has also been named best-selling vehicle in America for 32 years.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president of The Americas, quipped that the F-150 has been able to deliver the capabilities customers need to work or play while offering tougher, smarter features they want. He added that Ford builds its trucks to the customer’s high standards.
Underpinning the all-new Ford F-150 is a greatly improved version of the truck's signature fully boxed ladder frame that is now stronger and lighter thanks to the extensive use of high-strength steel. Furthermore, the body of the all-new F-150 employs high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloys that are already used in aerospace, commercial transportation and other industries.
The use of this material helped saved weight while improving dent and ding resistance. Thanks to several innovations, the all-new F-150 has become lighter by up to 700 lbs., allowing it to offer greater levels of acceleration, deceleration and efficiency as well as towing and hauling capabilities.