Whether you need to transport your tools or tow your trailer, the 2015 Ford F-150 has a range of engine choices to meet your needs; now adding two new engines to their existing line-up.
One of the new configurations is the standard 3.5-liter V6 engine. It has twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) that has incredible power to tow as much as 7,600 pounds, 1,910 pounds of payload, 283 horsepower, and 255 lb./ft. of torque. However, the model that has everyone talking is the high-output 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which is as powerful as a V8 engine. This new engine has standard Auto Start-Stop and delivers 325 horsepower and 327 lbs. of torque. The EcoBoost model has an incredible towing power of up to 8,500 pounds and delivers great efficiency thanks to its turbo-charged technology. Additionally, the 2015 F-150 uses high-strength steel and aluminum alloys that helps the truck shed over 700 pounds. Thanks to its light weight, the power-to-weight ratio of the 2015 F-150 has been improved by 15 percent over the 2014 V8 model.
As we mentioned before, the 2015 F-150 EcoBoost comes equipped with Auto Start-Stop technology. This innovative idea is designed specifically for Ford trucks, and it helps boost fuel efficiency by turning off the engine when it is stopped. When the brake is released, the engine automatically restarts. This is also the first time Ford used a concentrated graphite iron cylinder block in their gasoline engine. This is the same material used in Ford’s 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbo diesel V8 in super duty trucks and saves weight while providing reliable durability.
Compared to other trucks, testing shows that the Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost outperforms other vehicles’ engines such as the Ram 1500 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3-liter V8 when towing a 7,000 pound enclosed trailer up Davis Dam in Arizona.
So if you need more proof that F-150 is THE truck to own, stop by Lamarque Ford and test drive one today.
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