The 2015 Ford F-150 is expected to debut in a few weeks at the 2014 North American International Auto Show with a slew of new and heavily refreshed features, including a possible 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. According to Automotive News, the latest full-size pickup from Ford will sport a small-displacement V6 EcoBoost engine with an estimated 320 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. If those numbers hold true, it will be a serious bump up from the current 3.7-liter V6 rated at 302 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. However, even with this new addition under the hood, it's widely expected that the current 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine will continue to be the motivator of choice.
We first saw the Ford Atlas Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and while powertrain info was absent, the Blue Oval did say that the Atlas Concept would feature a next-generation EcoBoost engine with a start/stop function. This rumored drivetrain would likely help boost fuel economy figures, which are only expected to climb with the 2015 F-150's use of weight-saving aluminum body panels.
Although there's been no official word from Ford yet, former editor of PickupTrucks.com and current Ford Truck Communications Manager Mike Levine wrote back in 2011 that the Blue Oval was already hard at work on this new, small-displacement EcoBoost, internally dubbed "Nano," and would displace "approximately 2.6 or 2.7-liters."
We'll know for sure what's under the 2015 Ford F-150's hood in a few short weeks when it's officially unveiled in Detroit. Until then, stay tuned.
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