The New 2.7-Liter Twin Turbo Eco-Boost V6 from Ford is Ready to Make a Statement in the 2015 F-150
Earlier this year, Ford unveiled the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. The biggest headline grabber that day was that the new truck would be the very first to have an aluminum body, cutting about 700 lbs off the weight of the truck and increasing fuel economy.
While the aluminum body is a big deal, what’s going on under the hood is just as important. The 2015 F-150 will be available with a 2.7-Liter Eco-Boost V6 that ramps up the MPG even more. It reduces mass by using iron and aluminum and it’s capable of more than 300hp in a lightweight and compact design.
The 2.7-Liter Eco-Boost will also be the first Ford truck engine with automatic stop/start capability. Specifically tuned for truck customers, this technology shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop (except when towing or in four-wheel drive). Once the brake is released the engine restarts quickly.
The engine has already been put to the test when it comes to toughness. In the 2013 Baja 1000 Ford disguised the all-new 2015 F-150, complete with the 2.7-Liter Eco-Boost, to look like the current model. There were no additional oil cooler or radiators added and the engine was able to complete the race without any issues. Check out the video below.
We’re all excited to see what this engine can do and how well it performs. We’re expecting to see the 2015 F-150s near the end of this year, most likely in December.