Ford shocked the truck market when it announced that the 2015 F-150 would come with an aluminum body. Then came a new downsized turbocharged V6. And now a diesel engine is also in the works.
According to a report by TheTruthAboutCars.com, which broke the news of the F-150’s aluminum body and turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, a mid-cycle update for the truck will add a diesel V6. Code named “Lion” the engine will be a 3.0-liter unit.
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In addition, TTAC’s sources have also revealed that the new 2.7L EcoBoost engine will make 290-300 hp while a new 10-speed automatic transmission is in the pipeline and will also make its way into the next-gen Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
As for the next-generation Super Duty models, they won’t be receiving the new aluminum body panels as found on the half-ton truck, which contribute to that machine’s dramatic weight reduction of 700 lbs.