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Ford announces new 3.5-litre engine and 10-speed transmission

Ford has debuted its second-generation EcoBoost V6 engine, with more torque and twin turbos

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Ford has announced 2017 F-150 customers will see an all-new 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed transmission.

The new second-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine will provide 30 lb/ft more peak torque compared with the first-generation up to a best-in-class 450 lb/f. for a V6.

F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine.

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The all-new Ford-built transmission – the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker – will deliver improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions.

The new 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine builds on the success of the 2.7-litre EcoBoost engine and first-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine available for the 2016 F-150.

Nearly one million F-150 EcoBoost engines have been sold to date, with the 2.7-liter and first-generation 3.5-litre accounting for approximately 60 per cent of F-150 sales.

All-new turbochargers deliver more boost thanks to improved twin turbos and a lighter turbine wheel.

The all-new 10-speed transmission delivers improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions, thanks to optimized wide-span gear spacing, coupled with drag-reduction actions.

Three overdrive gears and a wider ratio span enable lower-numerical rear-axle ratios to help improve fuel efficiency at highway speeds, while maintaining best-in-class towing.

Weight savings play a key role in improved shifting performance.

The 10-speed transmission uses advanced materials and alloys to save weight, and it is the first Ford gearbox that does not use cast-iron components.

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