2015 Ford F-150 Torque May Rise to 460 LB-FT

2015 Ford F-150 Torque May Rise to 460 LB-FT

The 2015 Ford F-150 might be getting a power bump when it arrives later this year, and the new Lincoln Navigator is offering us a clue as to how big it will be.

Yesterday, Lincoln announced pricing and official output for the 2015 Navigator, which is powered by the same twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 also found in the F-150.

In the Navigator, the EcoBoost engine is rated at 380 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, a full 15 hp and 40 lb-ft of torque more than that same engine currently makes in the F-150. When asked about the increased rating, a Lincoln spokesman said that software changes are the main component responsible for the power boost in the engine.

When the 2015 F-150 arrives, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost will take the title of top dog engine, replacing a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8. It makes sense that the 380 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque rating would also be put to use in the truck, considering the EcoBoost will match the Chevrolet Silverado’s top-tier 6.2-liter V8 with 460 lb-ft of torque while also dwarfing the 434 lb-ft of torque made by Ford’s previous range-topping 6.2-liter V8.

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Ford is also going to offer a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 for the 2015 model year. The company hasn’t released official power figures for that engine yet, but it could spur its larger 3.5-liter sibling to make more power to avoid seeming redundant.

Ford truck spokesman Mike Levine would not confirm whether or not the new F-150 will come with the same power increase as the Navigator, but it’s difficult to imagine that Ford would upgrade the engine in its luxury SUV and not its bread-and-butter pickup trucks.

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  • indic8r

    Psh, my ’11 EcoBoost is doing more than that with just software (courtesy of Livernois Motorsports). When I asked an engineer in early ’11 about the engine, he got a big grin and said ‘We left a lot of overhead.’
    This is one very potent engine.

  • Rickers

    Um, do you work for Livernois…..

  • indic8r

    Nope. Just a happy customer! I like to give credit where it’s due.

  • Tom

    I can only imagine the 2015 Ford Super Duty F-250’s horse & torque. ik the Second Generation Powerstroke (2015 Powerstroke) has 440 Horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque. and that’s diesel so expect the 2015 gas F-250 to have around 480-495 lb-ft of torque and MAYBE 400-415 in gas because the 2014 had 385 horse power and 400 lb-ft of torque