Sources Say 6.2-liter V-8 Coming for More Ford F-150 Models

Sources Say 6.2-liter V-8 Coming for More Ford F-150 Models
Photo: Brian Williams for Brenda Priddy & Company

Our sources and spies have scored a twofer. According to our friends in the know, Ford’s brand-new, large-displacement, two-valve OHC 6.2-liter premium V-8, formerly known as the Boss V-8, is expected to find its way under the hood of several F-150 models -- not just limited-edition specialty versions like the 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor high-performance off-road pickup -- and Super Duty models. The V-8 makes approximately 400 horsepower and more than 400 pounds-feet of torque, and it's expected to be an option on XLT and Platinum F-150 models for the 2011 model year. To back up this information, our stealthy spies caught a Platinum F-150 out driving with the 6.2-liter V-8's distinctive twin-pipe exhaust poking out the back. Check out those towing mirrors, too! We hear there are other trims running around testing the new engine, too. It appears Ford thinks a large-displacement V-8 gas engine still has merit and credibility with core truck buyers.


Yes!!! Sounds like Ford recognizes that there are still true "truck people" who want/need a truck, but want some power to do what trucks do (towing/hauling), not like GM that thinks only people who DON'T need a truck deserve an engine (LTZ, Sierra Denali) purely for bragging rights or just to race people at the lights. SuperCrew 6.2L V8 4x4 XLT here we come!

This is the best news EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2011 it is!!!

Mike, how do we know that those twin tips are not from the baby diesel?

Great job Ford, Now bring on the Boss and the Coyote's !!!! Can't wait to sit and feel the Power come alive again... LOL "KEEP ON TRUCKIN"

I think the diesel pipes look a little different, though it would be good to see a shot of the 6.2 pipes on this spied truck from the side.


I'll get a close-up of the pipes posted by tomorrow. They are not diesel pipes, which have fluting to help cool down the exhaust. It's not the 4.4-L diesel.

This is why Ford deserves to live on. Looking out for real truck loving people AND focusing on an electric passenger car future. I'm proud to say I've always been and always will be a Ford guy. Here's the list of Ford's I've owned:
'56 F100 (2) 223/292
'62 Falcon 2 door 170-upgraded to 250
'63 Ranchero 289
'68 Falcon Wagon 289
'66 Country Squire Wagon 352
'72 F100 360
'90 F150 4x4 5.8
'92 Ranger 4.0
'94 E150 5.8
'98 Ranger 4x4 4.0
'98 F150 4x4 5.4

Love them Fords - time to buy a new one.

hope that 6.2boss is in the 2010 harley davidson f-150

Just what American consumers need. A huge oversized POS engine do drive around with. I mean come on boys... very few (less than 5%) of the trucks on the road are actually used. Most are just driven to and from soccer practice. What at waste!

No, what we need is another ignorant negative opinion regarding something that isn't even on the market yet. Seriously, why go to a pickup trucks website, and complain about pickup trucks and large engines? Go to for what you want. The beauty of a pickup truck is you can use it for work and recreation, but it's nice enough to drive as a daily cruiser also.

haha the HEMI is only 5.7 liter and gets the same numbers as a 6.2 take the smaller engine with the same horsepower cuz then ill get good fuel mileage too

about time ford gets a real V8 they are about 3 years late, i wonder how this will stack up aganist the 6.2 Vortec ?

Hemi comments.... Too funny. With the tranny they use the current 5.4L out pulls it with a load. And thats with 310 hp. I don't think it'll be close when the Ford gets a 90-100 hp boost and still has the same tranny.

Not to mention the Ford will likely have no sacrifice in fuel economy, have 20+ more horse power, and 35+ more lb-ft

Also not the mention, Ford's EcoBoost V6 and 5.0 will be around 400 hp with great fuel economy, and GM is going bankrupt - Dodge is next up for bankruptcy. I think I'll stick with Ford.

Ford had the 6.2 under development before the fuel crisis...and had already invested time and money past the point of no return. So it makes sense that they would complete the program and get the engine into production. Screw gas prices if you can afford to drive what you want. The (ever-fickle) market will decide if this engine is what's needed. Meanwhile, at the other end of the spectrum, the Ecoboost 4 and 6 cylinder engine may end up in the F-150....and again, the market will decide what sells and what does not. Either way, I think Ford is doing a good job of trying to give customers what they want. Expanding the truck power train offerings is a great idea. But "new and improved" can never come fast enough.

Why do you say options on XLT and Platinum? Do you mean XLT through Platinum?????????????????????????????

you would think so. I would expect to see it in XLT, Lariat, FX4, King Ranch and Platinum

I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FORDS FOR 55 YEARS, F150,F250 AND F350 ..In this part of the country 95+% of the trucks are used as trucks and of that 95+% about 50% are used extremely hard to make a living so yes we do nedd a bigger badder powerhouse.

I have been waiting for the new V8. I don't think you can really sell an American full sized pick up without one. So, will the engine be offered in the Mustang, as has been rumored?

Another reason not to get the Dodge: HUBCAPS!!! "Chrome Clad" is a chrome plated plastic hubcap... I kid you not, was kicking tires in the Dodge lot and left quickly when I realized this.

How can you say Ford hasn't competed with the Hemi and is years behind when they have been setting the pace for decades. If you take the "big" gas engines from all the manufactures the 5.4 wouldn't be put against the Hemi. The 6.8 V10 would. If you think a 5.7 or 6.0 Hemi can compete with the Ford V10 your an idiot. HAHAHA


I'd just like to add, even though ford's "boss" engine is large displacement and makes both 400 horsepower and ft/tq. Dodge's Sport R/T model with the hemi boasts a modest 390 horses and 400 ft/tq. The hemi is a rather small engine now!

I currently own a 2008 F150 Lariat Screw which I use as a daily driver as well as to pull a 28 ft 7,000lb fifth wheel travel trailer. I love the truck but would like to have that little bit extra power. Rather than having to go with a super duty I would definitely trade up to a F150 if it came with the new 6.2 L. I will likely keep my 08 until such time as the 6.2L is available to something other than the Raptor. Do the right thing Ford your future purchasers are asking for it.

This is great news. I'll wait a few months to order a new truck. The 5.4 is under powered in a crew cab 4X4. The shorter stroke and half inch bigger bore will make it easy to get a lot more power with simple add ons like air filter, cat. back, chip, etc.

Anyone know if they'll drop the 6.2 in the Expedition at the same time?

"Another reason not to get the Dodge: HUBCAPS!!! "Chrome Clad" is a chrome plated plastic hubcap... I kid you not, was kicking tires in the Dodge lot and left quickly when I realized this.
Posted by: Ryan | Jun 20, 2009 1:00:05 PM"

Hate to break it to you bud but my 08 F150 XLT XTR comes with chrome clad wheels too. It didn't click until I took a closer look, but they're not plastic, they're a metal chrome clad wheel cover. Apparently a lot of the chrome wheels you see are just that. I was disgusted at myself for not noticing it (even my wife laughed at me) until after we brought it home, but now I'm thinking it aint such a bad idea. When my lease is up, if it needs new wheels, I won't have to dish out $600 per - I can just get a new wheel cover! Brilliant! And then I can get a new one with the 6.2. Should be better for pushing the big 4 door 6.5' bed than the 5.4. It feels a little wheezy at times, and I sure wouldn't mind that extra hun HP. Of course a supercharger would work in my favour, but the newer models have nicer seats, and I hate mine for anything more than a couple of hours. So looks like I'm in too!! :-) Only 18 more months to go! LOL

Haha...I just realized this post was from 2009. Ooops! Oh well, comment still stands.

I own a 2006 F-150 XLT (great truck ) and I pull a 24' enclosed car hauler and 5.4 falls a little short on power. It is refreashing to hear that Ford will be installing a larger power plant in the F-150 I understand that the Super Duty truck requires more grunt but I don't need a Super Duty I like the size and ride of the F-150 and now for 2011 I will buying a new Ford F-150 with 6.2 liter. My current truck gets around 20 mpg on the highway and I would be willing to give up a few mpg for more power.

This will be my 8th new Ford since 1999.

Ford needs to put that 6.2 in the Expedition to compete with GM's 6.2 offered in the Suburban, Yukon, Escalade. I drive a Escalade and would just love to dump it for a Ford but Fords 5.4 just doesn't cut it compared to GM's 400 hp.

I recently bought a new f150 Harley Davidson with the 6.2l and from my experience with it so far, the mileage is just as good if not Better than the 5.4

Lets hope this 6 liter V8 has some power. The much bragged about Ecoboost 6 cylinder has almost gotten one of my family members killed twice now by bogging down and losing power when accelerating down to get into fast moving traffic on busy interstates.
If not, this Ford owning family may have to switch to a reliable Chevy!

i am so glad this internet thing works and your article really helped me.

I may be Mistaken but the photo looks like that truck has the V6 twin turbo 3.5l due to the opening below the bumper for extra air to cool down the secondary radiator. I liked the article but I believe the photo is wrong.

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