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Old 01-14-2010, 07:49 AM
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Report: Ford F-150 to Come Standard With 3.7-Liter V6


Ford is set to completely revamp its truck lineup with new fuel-efficient engines, offering not only an optional EcoBoost V6, but also a V6 as the base engine. According to a report by PickupTrucks.com, the Lincoln 3.7-liter V6 that recently made its way into the base Mustang will also come standard in the F-150.

In the Mustang, the V6 engine makes 305-hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque, plenty more horsepower and only slightly less torque than the current base 4.6-liter V8 with 248-hp and 294 ft-lbs. And with a few minor tweaks, Ford could easily tone down the power and up the torque a few ticks.

The new 3.7-liter V6 is likely to be offered in XL and STX models, although it may also be offered in XLT trim. While not a cheap engine to produce with its high-tech twin variable valve timing, Ford's continued use of this engine in more and more models will certainly help reduce production costs across the board.

In addition, this new engine would vastly improve the F-150's fuel economy, as the new engine makes as much as 30-mpg highway in the Mustang.

Ford stopped offering a V6 in the F-150 in 2009, but now its set to return by 2012.

More: Report: Ford F-150 to Come Standard With 3.7-Liter V6 on AutoGuide.com
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or they can put a diesel in and and get the same mpgs or more.
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Kinda lame I think. It builds good power but a V6? How will it hold up to the work that is demanded from a hard working fleet 1/2 ton? Sure a sharp looking pickup tho.
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it may get good mileage in a car... but did they ever realize that that motor is made for a car, not a truck. in truth it wont get that great a fuel mileage in a truck do to the aerodynamics and weight differences between a car and truck. yeah the v6 may have a lot of torque and horsepower, but its designed for light weigh vehicles and entirely different drivetrain setups. the weight and drivetrain of a truck would eat that power up. maybe im wrong, maybe they found a way for the truck to not eat up all that power out of a v6 and maybe it will be a great idea. but im still impartial to v8's! end of story
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i partially agree however with the technology today and the fact that i have never been let down by a 6 cylinder ford before. the 4.9 i6 and the 3.0 and 4.0 v6s were really great motors. it should be interesting to see how well it holds up. i have full confidence in them to make it work
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well, i guess we will find out. i do have to agree about the 4.0 and the 4.9 they were great motors, but i myself have had many problems with the 3.0
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first 7.3 need advice for upgrades and fixes

I just my first 2003 7.3 and I am looking upgrade performance and fuel economy and also repair a oil coming from the (hpop) advice would be greatly appreciated.
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post up in the 99-03 7.3 section, they will help you out!
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I kinda thought the 300 six was a solid platform. I drove one for 300K miles without ever seeing a dealership or installing a fuel pump or pulling the head. But I guess it didn't have variable valve timing. And I could see the oil filter from the top!!

They used to put 300's (4.9L for you metric types) in F350 duallys. Our local LP gas company still runs a 1984 F350 4x4 6cyl dually flatbed to pick up those large home LP tanks. It has an on board A frame crane winch. Its a beast with that 4 speed manual.

My grandpa always had them in his Fords. Good mileage and would do just as much work as any 302 V8. Torquey little buggars. Of course were talking 1/2 ton truck work here. Don't confuse with pulling 19,000 LBS up the mountains.

Isn't it amazing how they take something away like a 6cyl engine...and then come back out with it and all of a sudden its "Hey!! Aren't we great!! Look at what were doing!!!".

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