Ford released the improved fuel economy figures of the 2017 F-150 pickup which now comes with an all-new 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine paired to an also new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
In fact, this is the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission that together with the second-gen 3.5-litre V6 EcoBoost engine helps the F-150 to improve its fuel economy ratings in all areas -city, highway and combined- by 1 mpg over the 2WD 2016 model. 4×4 models return 2mpg combined more than last year’s F-150.
The new engine produces 375hp and a class-leading 470lb-ft of torque, gaining 10hp and 50lb-ft over the first-gen unit. Key improvements include a new twin-port and direct-injection fuel injection, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned turbochargers with electronic wastegate and redesigned valvetrain and variable-displacement oil pump.
The new powertrain promises to deliver improved acceleration, performance and refinement and more specifically better low-end and peak performance, which is ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.