We now know what the new 2015 Ford F-150 looks like. We have a vague idea about its new features and innovations. However, a lot still remains a mystery. The new truck will come with four engine options, yet we do not know any power figures on any of them. There will be: entry-level 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and the 5.0-liter V8. We know that all engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic. Yes, the current 6.2L V8 is no longer on the list.
Lets take a look at the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 first, as it is all new. You might be wondering why there is an image of the current 2014 F-150 with off-road modifications. Ford was very sneaky and entered a 2015 F-150 into the 2013 Baja 1000 off-road race which was disguised as the older model. Basically, this truck has the new frame and chassis and the 2.7-liter EcoBoost under the hood. It was modified to satisfy Baja 1000 racing regulations.
This truck completed the Baja 1000 race and provided very valuable testing miles and data to the engineering teams. The little turbo V6 did the job.
Ford Vice President – Raj Nair – said that the 2.7-liter EcoBoost is expected to produce “more power than some mid-range V8s”. If you take Toyota’s mid-range 4.7-liter V8, then it means that the 2.7L could be producing over 310 horsepower and likely a lot more than 327 lb-ft of torque.
Take a look at TFLtruck insider videos featuring the 2015 Ford F-150 from the Detroit Auto Show: