2015 Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 Output, Towing Announced (3.5L V-6, Too)

2015 Ford F-150 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 Output, Towing Announced (3.5L V-6, Too)

In announcing output and towing figures for its new twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, Ford published a video of a towing drag race in which a 2015 Ford F-150 stomped a Ram EcoDiesel and a Chevrolet Silverado with a 5.3-liter V-8. Although we’re not inclined to get excited over manufacturer test runs—we do that stuff ourselves—taken with the 2.7’s 325-hp and 375-lb-ft output ratings, the engine is shaping up to be an appealing option taken alone. (The EcoDiesel is rated at 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft, the 5.3-liter Chevy at 355 and 383.) But when you consider the mass reduction resulting from the new F-150’s aluminum construction, you can see why Ford’s truck-marketing people are starting to seriously use the phrase “power-to-weight ratio” for perhaps the first time ever.

Indeed, if the clip is to be taken at face value, it shows that the switch to aluminum has paid off. The test involved towing 7000-pound trailers for three miles to the top of Arizona’s Davis Dam Road—the same road used as a basis for the SAE J2807 towing test, which Ford will adopt with the 2015 truck—with 4

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