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2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost has 470 lb-ft of Torque From New Engine

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 7/12/2016 Conner Golden
2017 Ford F 150 Lariat© Provided by MotorTrend 2017 Ford F 150 Lariat

For the 2017 model year, Ford redesigned the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, turning the wick up in both the horsepower and the all-important torque department.

The displacement might be identical, but don't assume this is the same tried-and-true 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 we've become accustomed to since 2010, as Ford claims it's an all-new, ground-up redesign with a new block, heads, and turbos. While Ford hasn't made available an exhaustive listof what minute differences there are between the outgoing V-6 and the new one, Ford did reveal some advanced powertrain tech it stuffed in the six-cylinder.

2017 Ford F 150 3 5 liter EcoBoost engine close up© Provided by MotorTrend 2017 Ford F 150 3 5 liter EcoBoost engine close up The new powerplant features Ford's first use of direct and port fuel injection, including one injector in the intake port, and one inside the cylinder itself. The new turbochargers sport lighter turbine wheels, and each turbo is managed by a new electronically actuated wastegate. Inside, Ford says the valvetrain is beefier for improved durability.

Horsepower jumps by just10 over the outgoing engine to375 hp, but the real magic figure here is the torque, increasing by 50 lb-ft to a grand total of 470 lb-ft. That's some serious stump-yankin', tire-smokin, boat-haulin' twist. This is more torque than originally advertised, as the automaker claimed a 30-lb-ft boost earlier this year.

2017 Ford F 150 35 liter EcoBoost engine and 10 speed transmission© Provided by MotorTrend 2017 Ford F 150 35 liter EcoBoost engine and 10 speed transmission To manage all of this additional thrust, Ford shoehorns its new 10-speed automatic transmission into the 2017 F-150. In a rare move of collaboration, Ford and General Motors co-developedthe new gearbox (used in the Camaro ZL1 and rumored for the Mustang ), so it wouldn't be a complete surprise to see this gearbox find its way into GM's trucks in the near future.

The 2017 Ford F-150 hits dealer lots later this fall.

Source: Ford

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