The 2017 model year of America’s best-selling vehicle receives from Ford a new 3.5-litre EcoBoost unit and 10-speed gearbox.
F-Series continues to be in high-demand in the United States, with last month being the second one in a row in which Ford’s truck range surpassed 70,000 sales, marking their best April performance in 11 years. Therefore, the automaker continues to bring updates to keep the trend flowing. The 2017 F-150 model now benefits from a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that comes with 30 pound-feet more peak torque compared with its predecessor, up to 450 lb.-ft., the torquiest V6 engine out there.
The unit thus promises to offer better low-end and peak engine performance thanks to a new, Ford-first dual-direct and port fuel-injection system and new turbochargers with better twin turbos and lighter turbine wheel. For improving fuel and CO2 emissions levels, the 3.5-litre EcoBoost comes now with an auto start-stop system as a standard feature.
It has also been matted with a brand new 10-speed transmission for better acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed auto box. It uses lightweight materials and alloys to save weight, smarter shift logic and new real-time-adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms that monitor more than a dozen powertrain- and driver-control signals to ensure the right gear is selected at the right time.