Sources Say 3.7-Liter V-6 Coming for Ford F-150

Sources Say 3.7-Liter V-6 Coming for Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is getting a new six-cylinder engine in addition to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s slated to arrive by the end of this year, according to PickupTrucks.com sources. The new mill is the same Ti-VCT 3.7-liter V-6 that debuted recently in the 2010 Ford Mustang, the sources said.

The 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbo gasoline direct-injection EcoBoost engine promises to deliver the performance of a V-8 with the fuel efficiency of a V-6, and is expected to cost more than previous V-6 engines in the F-150 lineup.

Ford Ti-VCT 3.7-liter V-6

The V-6 shared with the Mustang is expected to be the base engine for the F-150 and will likely only be available for the XL and STX models, though it could make its way into the XLT. Fleet owners are most likely to be its customers, looking for a low-cost pickup. Ford Ranger buyers are another potential target for the 3.7-liter V-6 when production of Ford’s compact pickup ends in 2011. The 3.7-liter V-6 is rated at 30 mpg in the Mustang, and while fuel economy won’t be close to that in the F-150, it could give mid-size truck buyers the option of buying a fuel-efficient full-size truck.

Ford hasn’t offered a V-6 option for the F-150 since the 2008 model year. The 3.7-liter is expected to be available before 2012.

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Updated Jan-13-2010 07:37 am EDT:
2008 was the last model year the Ford F-150 had a V-6, not 2009 as originally reported.

Comments

Nice! Any news on 6.2 V8 and 4.4 diesel V8? How about F-series going global? Alan Mulally has announced that the days of different Ford vehicles for different markets has gone, and all the vehicles will be offered globally. Though he didn't say if this applied to trucks or not.

The F Series vehicles are going to be North American only. The T6, Ranger replacement is Ford's Global Pickup and will be built in Thailand.
The 4.4 Diesel V8 will be used specifically by Land Rover.

Will the 3.5L find it's way into the Supercrew?

Yeah I'd heard that too Robert, I just wondered if anything had changed in light of Mulally's comments.

I 2nd @Lou - will that v-6 be enough to power a crew with the 5.5' bed and 4wd? I don't need to win races. I'll just pass the faster guy (or gal) at the next gas station.

Will we get the Ranger T6 replacement or a different vehicle? From what I've seen of the T6 I'm not too happy with it. They need something totally different.

No. As far as I know the F series still have to meet the new Euro 5 regulations(which we will have) and the Pickups have not been built for easy conversion to RHD on the factory floor.

"Will we get the Ranger T6 replacement or a different vehicle? From what I've seen of the T6 I'm not too happy with it. They need something totally different."
Well the T6 will be almost as big as F150, with a 3 Litre diesel. I think the Ecoboost 3.5 and 3.7 engines are going to be the Ranger's replacement.

So lets fill in the blanks:

2011 F150

Base (XL, STX, Some XLT)
3.7L V6 Hmm no #s in his article?! But looking at other sites: 305hp, 285 ft/lb Tq

Upgrade:
5.0L 'Coyote' V8 @ ___ hp, ___ ft/lb Tq

Premium:
3.5L 'EcoBoost' DI TT V6 @ 400 hp, 400 ft/lb Tq

Exclusive (Raptor, ___ , ___)
6.2L 'Boss' V8 @ 411 hp, 434 ft/lb Tq


BTW, this stmt:
"The 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbo gasoline direct-injection EcoBoost engine promises to deliver the performance of a V-8 with the fuel efficiency of a V-6, and is expected to cost more than previous V-6 engines in the F-150 lineup".

...is kinda silly don't you think. They add @ 100 hp/tq and we wouldn't expect the cost to rise!?! Sorry, I found that funny I guess.

I still don't believe that the T6 is coming to America. Mulally has specifically said it won't because it's too big for the U.S. market. I think they're going to make only the F-100 and possibly make a smaller vehicle using a unibody platform of some kind.

I like the 3.7 liter V6, but judging by the mileage of the engine's related 3.5L cousins I wonder whether it'll get any better than 16/23. It's an improvement but I'm hoping the F-100 will get better mileage than that.

Folks, we aren't going to see those light duty diesels in the half ton trucks, as much as the market is asking for them. The new emissions regulations have added big costs to the bottom line of diesel motors, ands have badly hurt their fuel economy. The fuel economy benefits are much more marginal now. Automakers would have to publish official fuel economy numbers for light duty vehicles like half tons, and they are collectively loath to kill the golden goose, which is expensive diesel crewcab pickups. None of these automakers want the public to clue into how much the new emissions standerds have hurt big diesels fuel efficiency.

@Robert:
Please explain why you think LandRover want to use the V8 4.4 Diesel.

They currently already have a V6 2.7 & 3.0L and a V8 3.7L. The V8 already pulls out 272hp making it go from 0 to 62 in 9 seconds in the RangeRover. These are designed by Peugeot with Ford and available accros the Discovery / Sport / Range. Adding another diesel engine for the US market does not seem worthwhile to me...

Any news on a diesel? I can't believe they'll have four gas engines for the F150 and not one diesel?


Anyway, as far as a small pickup from Ford goes: If I had to pull a guess out of thin air, I would think that the new Explorer will have a lot in common with Ford's new small pickup. I don't think we'll get the T6, as it would most likely be too expensive, too big, and too difficult to meet the crash and emissions requirements we have in the USA. With a small unibody pickup based off the Explorer platform a lot of the work would already be done so they could bring it to market fairly quickly. It makes sense to me, as the Explorer and the Ranger have traditionally shared a lot of components.

"UK Diesel Driver" It was an article on these News pages not too long ago.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/11/ford-ready-to-start-67liter-power-stroke-v8-diesel-production.html
"The 6.7-liter V-8 isn’t the only diesel engine that Ford will produce at Engine Plant II. A light-duty 4.4-liter V-8 diesel that was going to be available for the Ford F-150 but has since been shelved will be built there starting next summer for export to Europe for use in Land Rover’s SUVs."


"I still don't believe that the T6 is coming to America. Mulally has specifically said it won't because it's too big for the U.S. market. I think they're going to make only the F-100 and possibly make a smaller vehicle using a unibody platform of some kind."

The money is not there for that. Most likely the current F150 with an Ecoboost engine. The Midsize segment is pretty well dead in the US, so throwing a considerable amount of money at a project that may not sell well , would not make sense.

Smart move.Gas isnt going to get any cheaper,and those gas hogging V8s will be a huge liability shortly.However,if they detuned the V8s to more realistic HP levels (300-400 hp? c'mon) they wouldnt need to offer a V6 at all.

@ Paul

Its called freedom. You can buy the 3.7L V6 and get real world 18mpg, I'll exersize my freedom and buy the most powerful option available either the 3.5L EB or the 6.2L and get real world 16mpg and we'll all be one big happy family. ;)

In North America people are addicted to horsepower, but we've been lucky to have low fuel prices. 2 years ago was a harbinger of things to come. Large displacement pickups collected dust on car lots. Ford seems to be moving quickly to small, fuel efficient engines. They need to do something in the compact truck arena. The Sport trac bed is a joke, and it has all of the traites that are killing the compact market: it costs as much as a big truck, without the capacity. The Sport Trac will be discontinued at the end of 2010.
The 3.7 L engine would be great for a compact truck - around 30 mpg with the power to tow and haul.

What is the power ratings going to be on the new 3.7L V6 out of curiosity. I know the Ram 1500 has a 3.7L as well is the the ratings going to be the same lower or higher? Also is there any word on the 5.0L and 6.2L going into all the F150s?

It's crazy how much power they are getting out of these v6s now a days. It's going to be fun when i buy my new f150 this fall all these new engine choices i am going to test drive that ecoboost v6 truck 400hp 400 tq just to see what kind of engine it really is. Good job ford its going to be really fun shopping for my new truck!!

I wonder if Government Motors will put the V6 out of the Camaro in the Silverado/Sierra .

The T6 did not get killed for being too big. I have no clue where these rumors come from. The T6 may be too expensive to import and not cost effective to assemble here.

Size is NOT the problem. The current alternative to the T6 is a larger F100.

For a size comparison the T6 is 4 inches wider than the current ranger. So its closer to the current 2009-2010 sport trak in size. Its still 5 inches narrower than the current F150.

The 3.7 in the Mustang is rated at 305-hp / 280 lb-ft. I would suspect they would tune it for more torque in the F150

Mike, I see an error in this article. You stated that Ford hasn't had a V-6 in the F-150 since the 2009 model year. The correction is that they haven't had a V-6 F-150 since the 2008 model year, and it also included a 5 speed manual transmission.

Isn't the Transit Connect eventually going to be built in N. America?

What's to stop Ford from developing a Pickup version of the TC as a Ranger replacement?

@Wayne In Texas: Thanks! #&@! typo! :-) It's been fixed to say 2008. Sorry about that.

The transit connect is based off of a strengthened Focus platform.

Do you really want a unibody truck?

your all forgetting about the 4.0sohc v6!

the 3.7 might be a decent replacement ill have to put it through the paces.. it would be nice to have a motor that has ALL the timing chains on one side of the block!

The 4.0 with 4.10 gears is a damn torque y motor though!

oh and i dont want a unibody ranger replacement! hell i dont want it replaced at all just give it straight axles and a diesel!

4.0L was crap in a full size truck, if you think otherwise its just proof that you shouldn't be driving a full size because clearly you only need a ranger... please stop trying to ruin full sized trucks and buy a ranger.

Ford will discontinue the Sport Trac at the end of 2010. The Ranger will be gone by 2012. Ford hasn't given any clues to a credible replacement for the Ranger or SportTrac. I am getting the feeling that Ford is planning on offering some small V6's in the F150 instead. They could potentially have 6 engines available in the F150. Name your poison - 3.5, 3.7, 4.6, 5.0, 5,4, 6.2.

Nothing seems to change here. Same old technology, same old crap....
I wish that one year at the big Detroit show, they would really surprise us with something new. Something better. In the last 80 years, we have only improved fuel economy overall by about 3 mpg. I'm sorry, but that sucks.
Please, enough with the V-6 gasoline engines. Someone please build a diesel half-ton.
They have the 4.4 litre, put it in a truck, sell it to me, it's that simple.
I have always been loyal to Ford, but who ever puts the first diesel in a half ton will get my hard earned $$$$$.
Even better, build a plug in diesel hybrid, now there's the truck of the future.
An electric truck with a small clean diesel generator on board for power to the batteries or to be used on the job site. Now that's a real truck that I could use. Who's going to be the first to put it into mass-production. Anyone???

I 'm wondering about an official 2011 Shelby/Ford truck connection. Shelby announced in November, that they were offering, as they stated, “ this concept F150 Super Snake to see if the public is ready for another high performance Shelby truck".

Based on the Shelby Cobra Super Snake, the truck had the 5.4L engine, modded out to the tune of 475 horsepower, coupled to an automatic transmission with 6 piston Shelby brakes. The suspension was also lowered 3 inches to improve handling. They were talking about a retro fit kit for 2003-2008 trucks.

They also just announced yesterday the new GT350 Shelby Mustang with a Ford Racing Supercharger and 500 horsepower. If you're interested, its featured here:

http://www.onlymustangfords.com/2011-shelby-gt350-mustang.html

Does anyone know how much it will cost to get the 3.5L engine MINUS the twin turbos? I'm thinkin should save you at least 3000$.
Why does ford always feel they need to come up with a new unproven, (EXPENSIVE) engine? I mean a TAURUS/mustang engine in a work truck? How heavy duty are they?
Only "time" tells when a engine is going to prove to be a winner longevity wise. Do you think ford over "time" may have found out that maybe their last V-6 engine design can't cut the mustard for another generation, and they need to replace it before another 10 years goes by with GM still providing their same basic engine lineup with good results to their customers?? I mean it's not like they've been producing the 4.2 for say like 30 years you know,I think it too had car origins, is JUNK, and isn't very economical either.
How can we expect their 3.5 or 3.7 to be much better? By the time we find out there'll be a million more Dodge and GM v-6's on the road with 300K miles on their same old engines.

Does anyone know how much it will cost to get the 3.5L engine MINUS the twin turbos? I'm thinkin should save you at least 3000$.
Why does ford always feel they need to come up with a new unproven, (EXPENSIVE) engine? I mean a TAURUS/mustang engine in a work truck? How heavy duty are they?
Only "time" tells when a engine is going to prove to be a winner longevity wise. Do you think ford over "time" may have found out that maybe their last V-6 engine design can't cut the mustard for another generation, and they need to replace it before another 10 years goes by with GM still providing their same basic engine lineup with good results to their customers?? I mean it's not like they've been producing the 4.2 for say like 30 years you know,I think it too had car origins, is JUNK, and isn't very economical either.
How can we expect their 3.5 or 3.7 to be much better? By the time we find out there'll be a million more Dodge and GM v-6's on the road with 300K miles on their same old engines.

"Does anyone know how much it will cost to get the 3.5L engine MINUS the twin turbos?"

@madman281: How much will it cost to get the 3.5 minus the turbos? However much it costs to get the 3.7. The 3.7 is the same basic engine + a few cubes.
As for the rest of your post, I can't make heads or tails of it so...???

The 3.5 V6 will be the standard mill that replaces the 4.6 2 valve Triton. That will be the base engine in the regular cab and extended cab.
The 5.0 will replace the 4.6 3 Valve. That would make the 5.0 the standard mill in the supercrew.
The EB 3.7 will replace the 5.4 as the premium engine.
Some models will get the 6.2 with a limited edition package.

Long Live the 4.2L from the 97-06 F-150's!!!! ive seen these truck with up to 880,000 kms here in Ontario!!! still ran fine, and seen many many with less than that, might get one!!!!(a new one that is)



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