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3.5L EcoBoost for the F-150

21 September 2010

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine for Ford’s F-150 (earlier post) will deliver a combination of best-in-class towing of 11,300 pounds, payload of 3,060 pounds, and the fuel economy of a V6. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine delivers 365 hp (272 kW) at 5,000 rpm and 420 lb-ft (569 N·m) of torque at 2,500 rpm, with up to 90% of the peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm, all on regular fuel.

A typical comparable V8 competitor reaches peak torque at higher engine speeds—around 4,000 rpm—and holds it for a much smaller range, Ford notes.

This EcoBoost truck engine also features twin independent variable camshaft timing, or Ti-VCT, to help save fuel. Ti-VCT provides extremely precise variable and independent control of timing for intake and exhaust valves. Ti-VCT also reduces emissions, especially in situations when the throttle is partially open.

Independent adjustment of intake and exhaust valve timing allows maximum fuel economy at part-throttle, while delivering optimized power in full-throttle situations. An added benefit is improved driveability and responsiveness across the torque curve.

The 2011 F-150 with EcoBoost will be available in early 2011.

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It remains to be seen if the macho manly truck buyer will go for this. I suspect that they will want the V8 and nothing else will do.

Exactly. But, why not v6 diesels? Better mileage(1.5x) and the torque of a V8. Seems torque this is what the article is mainly concerned with. Where are the V6 diesels of the world and why aren't they in the US? The technology exists to make them clean if not cleaner than a v8 hog.

SJC- Twin turbos = macho too its all about acceleration and that means torque not peak horse power any motorhead knows this. If this motor has a lower and broader torque peak it will out accelerate a V8 any day of the week given equal gearing ratios. Plus the spooled up sound of turbos screaming out an open er modified exhaust is a sound of beauty. A lot of guys run turbo diesels with straight pipes just to have the turbo whine.

jeffa- Light duty vehicles have to meet tier 2 bin one EPA standards and euro diesels are 100 times over the limits of t2b1 even at euro 5, to get to t2b1 the added cats, DPF and nox agents (urea) adds thousands of dollars to the engine costs in addition to the added cost of the diesel itself. Yes the tech exists but the upfront costs to meet the EPA regs is out of the light duty price range. Medium and heavy trucks F250, F350, 450 ,550 ect have different EPA regs and only have to have DPF nows NOx & SCR cats comes in 2012-2014. most gasoline engines are now meeting ULEV or SULEV EPA levels which are an order of magnitude cleaner than t2b1 soon T2B1 will go away and all light duty vehicles will have to meet at least ULEV standards diesels probably will never get to that level. no one has the right to emit 100-1000 times more pollution than there neighbor just for a few more mpg rational citizens have already decided this. So if you want diesels here you have to at least meet T2B1 and your still emitting 100 times the toxins as a ULEV. This is the reason Diesel do not have a large market share here. Go to europe as soon as you step off the plane you will smell the stink of diesel its upbiquitus in the EU takes a few hours for your nose to become immune but you are still breathing all kinds of PM2.5 and VOC's.

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