Hybrid Rated At 430 HP And 570 LB-FT
When Ford introduced the new F-150 at the end of August, it didn’t go into specifics on the engines, only revealing that the workhorse would get the following powertrains: naturally aspirated 3.3 V6 liters, EcoBoost 2.7 and 3.5 liter V6, naturally aspirated 5.0 liter V8, 3.0 liter turbo diesel V6 and 3.5 liter hybrid V6. Now the numbers are known and they are pretty good.
Starting with the most important novelty, the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 produces 430 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 570 lb-ft (773 Newton-meters) of torque at 3,000 rpm. Depending on the wheelbase and whether it’s a 4×2 or a 4×4, the maximum payload ranges from 1,810 to 2,120 pounds, while towing capacities range from 11,000 to 12,700 pounds.
The 5.0-liter V8 was massaged by Ford engineers and now produces five additional horsepower and 10 lb-ft (14 Nm) for a total of 400 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 410 lb-ft (556 Nm) at 4,250 rpm. That’s enough eight-cylinder muscle for a maximum payload of 3,325 lbs and a maximum conventional towing capacity of 13,000 lbs.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 boasts a more significant increase of 25 hp and 30 lb-ft (41 Nm) over its predecessor to pump 400 hp at 6,000 rpm and 500 lb-ft (678 Nm ) at 3100 rpm. With this turbocharged chipper, the maximum payload is 3,250 lbs. And a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 lbs.
If you prefer a diesel, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 produces 250 hp at 3250 rpm and 440 lb-ft (597 Nm) at 1750 rpm or the same as before. It can carry up to 1,840 lbs and tow up to 12,100 lbs.
Moving on, the EcoBoost 2.7-liter V6 continues to produce 325 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) at 3,000 rpm – numbers that are an extension of the previous generation F- 150. Maximum payload is 2,480 lbs and can tow up to 10,100 lbs.
As for the base engine, the naturally aspirated 3.3-liter develops 290 hp at 6,500 rpm and 265 lb-ft (359 Nm) at 4,000 rpm, which is a perfect match for its predecessor. In its entry-level form, the F-150 can carry 1,985 lbs and tow up to 8,200 lbs.
There’s more to come in terms of powertrains as a high-performance Raptor is expected, allegedly with a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 from the Shelby Mustang GT500 with over 700 hp. An electrified twin-turbo V6 is also believed to be on the Raptor’s agenda, likely the Lincoln Aviator where it develops 494 horsepower and 630 lb-ft (854 Nm).
Needless to say, the all-electric F-150 will be the crown jewel of the lineup. Ford has already promised that the zero-emission version will be the fastest and most powerful of the lot. If these rumors about the Raptor V8 prove to be correct and the performance truck will indeed make over 700 horsepower, the electric model will be really bonkers.