Ford Releases Power Numbers for 2018 F-150

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Would you believe that nearly 75 percent of all Ford F-150s sold are V-6 models? Just a few years ago, Ford didn't even offer a V-6 in the lineup, but today the vast majority of them are running on six cylinders. Of course, that sales number may be due to the fact that 80 percent of the engines available in the F-150 are V-6s — and that hasn't change for 2018.

Ford just released horsepower and torque specs for the pickup truck due this fall; we're expecting to get some seat time in it before the summer is out. But until we take a spin in one, here are the numbers you've been wanting to see:

  • The all-new base naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V-6 engine pumps out 290 hp and 265 pounds-feet of torque, an improvement of 8 hp and 12 pounds-feet from the 3.5-liter V-6 it replaces. It will have a six-speed automatic transmission. 
  • The smaller twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost, meant to take the place of a small V-8, makes 325 hp (same as before) and 400 pounds-feet of torque (up 25). It will get the 10-speed transmission.
  • The 5.0-liter V-8 Coyote, now with dual-port and direct-injection technology, and a spray-on cylinder bore liner just like the Mustang GT350, makes 395 hp (up 10) and 400 pounds-feet of torque (up 13). It will get the 10-speed.
  • The bigger 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost is not the most powerful; it makes 375 hp and 470 pounds-feet of torque, just like it did for 2017. It will get the 10-speed.
  • The Raptor's 3.5-liter V-6 high-output EcoBoost makes 450 hp and a whopping 510 pounds-feet of torque, also unchanged from 2017. It will get the 10-speed. 

There's one engine for which Ford did not release specs, likely because it's not yet anywhere near production time for it: the all-new turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 Power Stroke. That engine isn't coming until spring 2018, nearly a year from now.

Stay tuned to see what it's like to drive these beasts, when we get behind the wheel in just a few weeks' time. This is an F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4×4. images by Aaron Bragman



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Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bragman has had over 25 years of experience in the auto industry as a journalist, analyst, purchasing agent and program manager. Bragman grew up around his father’s classic Triumph sports cars (which were all sold and gone when he turned 16, much to his frustration) and comes from a Detroit family where cars put food on tables as much as smiles on faces. Today, he’s a member of the Automotive Press Association and the Midwest Automotive Media Association. His pronouns are he/him, but his adjectives are fat/sassy. Email Aaron Bragman

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