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

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

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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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Indic8r Indic8r on Jun 29, 2014

    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.

  • Tom Tom on Aug 05, 2014

    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