2014 Lincoln Navigator to Drop V8 for EcoBoost V6

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2014 Lincoln Navigator to Drop V8 for EcoBoost V6

The Lincoln Navigator SUV will live on, with the upcoming model featuring an EcoBoost V6 engine while the V8 could be on its way out.

The word of an EcoBoost V6 Navigator comes from Lincoln Global Director Matt VanDyke, and will be Ford’s popular 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost offering. It will likely have 365 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, which is a respectable increase from the current model’s 310 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque. According to VanDyke, Lincoln is going all-EcoBoost, so a V8 is unlikely to make a return in the Navigator. A potential base engine is a 3.7-liter V6 with 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque.

The Expedition on the other hand, will retain a V8 option for its next generation with the American automaker’s new 5.0-liter V8 with 360 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque finding its way under the SUV’s hood. The base model engine should be similar to the Navigator’s 3.7-liter V6, while the EcoBoost V6 is also a possibility for the Expedition, though it could be reserved just for the Navigator.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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  • willied1029

    Took them long enough. 

  • bloggin

    The new 2015 Navigator should be really nice.  Just looking at the new 204 MKC, a larger, more muscular version of that would work.  It’s also to drop about 800 lbs like the F-150 by using more aluminum body components, which should boost fuel economy more than 20%.

    Actually the EcoBoost V6 offers more hp and torque than the Turbocharged V8 in the Mercedes Benz GL at $63k.  MB offers a more powerful V8 but it will cost $87K.  

  • Statdoc

    I’m on my second Navigator and I’m telling them right now if they drop the V8 I’m not getting another one.

  • tedd

    Im using nav L 3 years already as a limousine and i desperatly need either a eco boost v 6 or respectivly diesel one. Hybrid also is a good idea lincoln!!! Look at the escalades hybrid for god sake!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alfredo.nunez.73997 Alfredo Nunez

    keep the v8 an option no one likes rice picker sounds on a suv thats big my 97 ford expedition has 5.4 trition still has balls and my expedition will beat the 32 valve navigator it has before instead of ecoboost u ford should put the 6.2 on the navigator like escalades

  • GN

    I was skeptic about the ecoboost until I bought my new F150 with it. It is faster than the Ram hemi powered truck and the Chevy/GMC truck with the 5.3 V8. Tons of power to spare and the economy of a 6 cyl. Excellent combination with today’s fuel prices.

  • chem1

    4 Expeditions and counting – I only want a V8, mental perhaps yes, but that’s where I opt to spend my $

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