The 2016 Ford V-10, 6.8-liter, three-valve engine has a single overhead cam and takes regular unleaded gasoline. The engine generates 362 horsepower at 4,750 revolutions per minute and 457 foot-pounds of torque at 3,250 rpm.
The engine's fuel injection is sequential electronic. The engine-control system is also electronic. The induction system is specially tuned. The alternator generates 175 amps. A pressurized series flow system cools the engine. The Ford V-10 engine has an oil-minder system.
The cylinder head is aluminum, and the block is cast iron. The valve operation is done via hydraulic roller. The camshaft drive has a silent chain. There is one camshaft in each cylinder head that operates three valves, including two intake and one exhaust. Bore is 3.55 inches and stroke is 4.17 inches. The compression ratio is 9.2:1.
The electronic throttle is designed to deliver consistent response with electronic sensors as compared to mechanical linkage. The engine has a deep-skirt engine block and low-friction internal components to provide better fuel economy and reliability. The spark plugs are designed for maintenance at 90,000 miles under normal use if the truck's owner does regular filter and fluid changes.
Ford includes a fail-safe cooling system designed to protect from damage if coolant is lost. In case of overheating, the engine automatically changes to operation on five cylinders to allow traveling a short distance to service the vehicle.