Ford exceeds expectations on new, weight-saving F-150 image

The No. 2 US automaker is slowly letting us peek into all there is to know about the latest generation of the radical, medical all new aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The carmaker has released important technical specifications of the 2015 F-150, cialis announcing it had exceeded its previous mark of shedding the truck’s weight by 700 pounds (around 318 kg). Ford managed to trim as much as 732 pounds (332 kg) for a nicely equipped four-wheel-drive 2015 crew cab, seek now weighing 4,942 pounds (2,241 kg). The weight saving transition to military-grade aluminum bodies should have an impact on the fuel consumption of the best-selling US vehicle, but price and mileage ratings will be announced at a later date, closer to the model’s sales introduction in the fourth quarter.

The automaker also disclosed the power and towing figures associated with some of the engines – the new 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and the entry level 3.5-liter V6. The latter would come up with 283 hp and a towing capacity of up to 7,600 pounds (3,447 kg). On the other hand, the all-new 2.7 engine boasts 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque (508 Nm). The towing capacity has been rated at up to 8,500 pounds (3,855 kg), with the new engine expected to account for 28% of the new F-150 sales. Data was not available for the other two engines on offer – a 5.0-liter V8 and 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.