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More Miles Per Gallon: Ford F-150 Fuel Economy Improves with All-New EcoBoost Engine and 10-Speed Transmission

  • Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates – city, highway and combined ratings – by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined
  • Second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 produces 375 horsepower and segment-best 470 lb.-ft. of torque – a gain of 10 horsepower and 50 lb.-ft. over first-generation engine
  • Advanced 10-speed automatic transmission enables improvements in performance and efficiency, as well as increased towing and hauling control
  • Ford has sold more than 1 million EcoBoost F-150 trucks in the United States since 2011

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 4, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, continues its relentless pace of innovation and performance, helping customers get better mileage out of each gallon of gas in the 2017 Ford F-150. Thanks to the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine mated to the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission, EPA-estimated city, highway and combined fuel economy increase 1 mpg, with the combined rating for 2017 F-150 4x4 up 2 mpg.

Model

City

Highway

Combined

2017 Ford F-150 4x2

18 mpg

25 mpg

21 mpg

2016 Ford F-150 4x2

17 mpg

24 mpg

20 mpg

 

 

 

 

2017 Ford F-150 4x4

17 mpg

23 mpg

20 mpg

2016 Ford F-150 4x4

16 mpg

22 mpg

18 mpg

In addition, F-150 customers benefit from improved acceleration, performance and refinement delivered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission. This new powertrain combination provides better low-end and peak performance, which is ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.

All-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
This second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 50 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost, for a segment-best 470 lb.-ft. – beating all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement. Horsepower jumps 10 over the previous version, for a total of 375 horsepower.

The all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost leverages the best attributes of the first-generation design – power, reliability and efficiency – improving in almost every aspect. This includes a new twin-port and direct-injection fuel strategy, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned twin turbocharger with electronic wastegate, and redesigned valvetrain and variable-displacement oil pump.

The all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost builds on the success of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost – which account for approximately 60 percent of F-150 sales. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbocharged gasoline engine. With 1 million-plus Ford EcoBoost-equipped trucks on the road, F-150 owners will save more than 110 million gallons of gas over the next year while out-hauling the competition.

First volume-production 10-speed automatic
The all-new 10-speed automatic transmission available for 2017 F-150 4x2 and 4x4 models optimizes engine power and torque ranges, with closer ratios between gears and patented hydraulic controls.

Smarter shift logic helps customers tow with improved confidence using tow/haul mode. All-new adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms monitor more than a dozen powertrain and driver control signals in real time – ensuring the right gear at the right time for an engaging driving experience, including in sport mode. In addition, a unique high-speed one-way clutch allows for non-sequential shifting.

Weight savings play a key role in improved shifting performance. The 10-speed gearbox – the first from Ford not to employ cast-iron components – uses advanced materials and alloys. An integrated torque converter/turbine clutch helps shave more than two pounds, while reducing the packaging footprint.

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