The Auto Start-Stop technology in the F-150 will increase fuel efficiency by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is stopped. Aside from when towing or in four-wheel drive, the drivers will have power on demand and as soon as the brake is released, the engine restarts in a millisecond.
The 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine uses the first compacted graphite iron cylinder block in a gasoline engine. The composite CGI/aluminum block saves weight while providing strength where it is needed for the most durability. No one has built a six-cylinder engine like this before, it is the most technically advanced and efficient engine ever designed.
With the production of such an outstanding vehicle, comes the intensive testing of it. The engine raced in the Baja 1000, an 883-mile event, without any issues and surpassed Ford's extensive and difficult testing regimen. The F-150 experienced more than 1,000 consecutive extreme temperature loops that brought the engine from minus 25 degrees to 235 degrees Fahrenheit. Ford also tested the engines ability to endure repeated stop/starts with more than 900 test hours and 240,000 starts and stops. There was also more than 800 hours of towing and unloaded-driving testing across the entire engine power range with gasoline-ethanol mixtures up to E20 and intentionally degraded engine oil.
The new F-150 will feature a complete lineup of powerplants to let customers alter the nation's best-selling truck to their personal needs. Sales of the Ford F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost that launched less than three years ago has topped 425,000 units in the United States and accounts for approximately 35 percent of all F-150 sales. Once the all-new F-150 goes on sale later this year, it will ultimately raise the bar for all trucks now and in the future.
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