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Ford F-150 fuel economy improves with all-new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission

Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates—city, highway and combined ratings—by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; the 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined.

The second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 produces 375 hp and segment-best 470 lb-ft (637 N·m) of torque—a gain of 10 horsepower and 50 lb-ft over the first-generation engine.

The all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost leverages the best attributes of the first-generation design—power, reliability and efficiency—improving in almost every aspect. This includes a new twin-port and direct-injection fuel strategy, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned twin turbocharger with electronic wastegate, and redesigned valvetrain and variable-displacement oil pump.

The all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost builds on the success of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost—which account for approximately 60% of F-150 sales. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbocharged gasoline engine.

First volume-production 10-speed automatic. The all-new 10-speed automatic transmission available for 2017 F-150 4x2 and 4x4 models optimizes engine power and torque ranges, with closer ratios between gears and patented hydraulic controls.

Smarter shift logic helps customers tow with improved confidence using tow/haul mode. All-new adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms monitor more than a dozen powertrain and driver control signals in real time—ensuring the right gear at the right time for an engaging driving experience, including in sport mode. In addition, a unique high-speed one-way clutch allows for non-sequential shifting.

Weight savings play a key role in improved shifting performance. The 10-speed gearbox—the first from Ford not to employ cast-iron components—uses advanced materials and alloys. An integrated torque converter/turbine clutch helps shave more than two pounds, while reducing the packaging footprint.

Ford has sold more than 1 million EcoBoost F-150 trucks in the United States since 2011.

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