Auto Start-stop now standard on all EcoBoost F-150 pickups
Auto Start-Stop will be standard across 100 per cent of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 Ford F-150 lineup including all-new F-150 Raptor.
Ford has announced the expansion of Auto Start-Stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups.
The 2016 F-150 with 2.7-litre EcoBoost engine comes standard with Auto Start-Stop.
That offering continues for 2017, with the addition of the technology as standard equipment for all 3.5-litre EcoBoost engines including the all-new high-output version for F-150 Raptor.
At the rate EcoBoost is growing, fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop could represent more than 60 per cent of the truck lineup – giving F-150 the highest number of Ford nameplates offering standard Auto Start-Stop technology.
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Specially tuned for truck customers, Auto Start-Stop shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode – to give drivers power on demand when they need it most.
When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly.
Auto Start-Stop for F-150 benefits from Ford’s hybrid electric vehicle expertise, helping ensure smooth and refined engine restarts.
Actual fuel savings vary depending on driving patterns. The technology also contributes to a reduction in CO2 emissions due to decreased idle times.