Ford claims it will be delivering segment-leading torque for 2017 F-150 customers with the all-new 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
The new second-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine will provide 50 lb/ft more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine.
That will result in a segment-best 470 lb/ft, beating all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement of the EcoBoost V6.
The 3.5-litre EcoBoost in the 2017 F-150 is paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available to consumers from any automaker.
The more capable powertrain combination will deliver improved acceleration and performance compared with previous six-speed automatic transmissions.
The new engine provides better low-end and peak engine performance, ideal for hauling heavy payloads and towing heavy trailers.
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.
The 2.7-litre and first-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost engines account for approximately 60 per cent of F-150 sales.
The Ford F-150 remains the first and only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbo gasoline engine.
The 2017 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall.