Ford has recently come out swinging for the fences with the new F150. Frankfort Ford truck owners already loved the 2010 F150, but the new powertrain upgrade for 2011 is sure to make waves with truck owners all across the country. With the new model, Ford has managed to pack four brand new engines into the engine bay.
Let’s go through a quick detail of the four different engine options.
1. The base engine – A 3.7 liter V6, featuring 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque.
2. Previously seen in the 2011 Mustang GT, a new 5.0 liter Coyote V8, featuring 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
3. The EcoBoost – A 3.5 liter, featuring 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.
4. The big hoss – A 6.2 liter V8, featuring 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque.
Whether you’re driving across the country or just cruising around Frankfort, Ford truck power really resonates in these four engine options. The EcoBoost, as the name suggests, even adds a bit of “green” to the mix.
So what about someone who isn’t used to driving a truck? In Frankfort, Ford Fusion owners may be a good example of people that could be a little intimidated when getting behind the wheel of a truck with the history and power of the F150. Although the F150 can’t be said to handle like a car (it is a truck after all), Frankfort Ford Fusion drivers may be surprised with the ride. And of course, the power of the F150 is definitely a huge bonus to someone looking to upgrade from a car to a truck.
If you’re someone who is mainly concerned with power and tow capabilities, the 6.2 liter has an 11,300 pound tow rating. And for those who are looking to save a little money on gas, the EcoBoost was estimated by Motortrend at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway, while still managing to maintain the same tow rating as the 6.2 liter.
For those looking to try any of the different engine options, O’Brien Ford is located at 720 Mt. Eden Road, in Shelbyville. Stop in for more information today!