New details on the 2015 Ford F-150 have been released by the company, including power numbers for two engines and details on weight.
The biggest news of the day pertains to the all new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which produces 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. Maximum towing on this truck is pegged at 8,500 pounds according to Ford. All towing numbers on the 2015 F-150 are now certified using SAE J2807 standards.
As for the truck’s smallest engine, the new 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 pumps out 283 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, and towing is rated at 7,600 pounds.
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That puts all three half-tons from Detroit at the same 7,600 maximum tow rating for their naturally aspirated V6 engines. As for the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, it has no direct competitors, though its power numbers are shy of GM’s 5.3-liter V8 by about 30 hp but just 8 lb-ft of torque.
Weight savings are also huge on the 2015 truck thanks to the extensive use of aluminum, and Ford says that a 2015 F-150 Lariat weighs 732-pounds less than than a 2014 F-150 Lariat, tipping the scales with a 4,942-pound curb weight.
Information of the larger 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost and the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 haven’t been released.
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