What Are the Specifications of a Standard Ford Truck Engine?


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The specifications of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which comes standard on the Ford F-150 truck, are 325 horsepower, 375 lb-ft of torque and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 city and 26 highway miles per gallon. Further, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 can deliver up to 8,500 pounds of maximum towing and can support a maximum payload of 2,250 pounds.

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The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is known for having the highest EPA-rated fuel economy for any light-duty pickup powered by gas. On-demand power is provided by twin turbochargers, and the upper block and cylinders are made of compacted graphite iron, adding strength and quieter operation of the vehicle. To meet the demands of the payload at any given moment, valves are opened and closed with twin-independent variable cam timing; this optimizes efficiency along the entire power band.

The lower block and cylinder heads of the 2.7-liter V6 are made of aluminum that decreases the overall weight, while features like the variable-displacement oil pump and piston connecting rods are specially designed to add strength, reduce power and increase responsiveness. With Auto Start-Stop technology, the engine also turns off when the truck comes to a complete stop and restarts as soon as the brake pedal is released.

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