Henry De Los Santos
Mustang360 Network Content Director
July 12, 2016
Photos By: Courtesy Ford

We all love our trucks and Ford has really set the pace to become America’s truck leader, by delivering modern day innovation and segment leading torque for 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 powerplant and 10-speed automatic transmission.

The all-new second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine makes 50 lb-ft more peak torque when compared with the first-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine, to a segment-best 470 lb-ft, beating all diesel, and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly double the displacement of the EcoBoost V6.

Horsepower is bumped up 10 from the previous version, to 375 hp. “The 2017 Ford F-150 now delivers the best torque in the segment,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Product Development, and chief technical officer. “This class leading torque arrives with a transformative 10-speed automatic that improves nearly every aspect of F-150 performance.” It’s also worth noting that the 3.5L EcoBoost in the 2017 F-150 is paired exclusively with the first volume production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker.

The all-new powertrain combination promises to deliver improved acceleration and performance compared to previous six-speed automatic transmissions. The second-generation 3.5L engine provides better low-end and peak engine performance, making it ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers. The latest 3.5L EcoBoost engine builds on the success of the 2.7L EcoBoost engine and first-generation 3.5L EcoBoost engine available for the 2016 F-150. The 2.7L and first generation 3.5L EcoBoost engines account for approximately 60 percent of F-150 sales.

The 2017 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall

• All-new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the 2017 Ford F-150 produces 375 horsepower and a segment-best 470 lb-ft of torque, a gain of 10 hp and 50 lb-ft from previous 3.5-liter EcoBoost

• Class-leading torque of 3.5-liter EcoBoost and new 10-speed automatic transmission will deliver improved acceleration and performance

• 3.5-liter EcoBoost paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker

• The Ford F-150 remains the first and only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo gasoline engine.