Ford Motor Company New F-150 up to 29 percent better MPG, tows 1100 more lbs
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) F-150 up to 29 percent better MPG, tows 1100 more lbs
In a release today, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced that the new 2015 F-150 includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for any full-sized gasoline pick-up and will tow as much as 1,110 pounds more.
The new F-150 comes in 4-engine choices: 2.7-liter EcoBoost, 3.5-liter V6 Ti-VCT engine, a more powerful 5.0-liter V8 Ti-VCT and the premium 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine.
Ford’s F-150 progress since 2008
While it varies with engine configuration and models, the new vehicle’s improvements are well-illustrated through the 43-percent fuel economy rating increase and power-to-weight increases of up to 46 percent. Towing could improve as much as 3,900 pounds from the 2008 model year F-150.
2.7 Liter EcoBoost 19mpg city, 26 mpg Highway
When equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, the F-150 will achieve 19-mpg city, 26-mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. The fuel economy comes pared with 5 to 16 percent better power-to-weight ratio and gives it up to 29 percent better-fuel economy than current models.
700 lbs lighter
The improved performance is enabled by saving weight through the use of high-strength steel and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys in addition to smart engineering. The weight savings not only improve fuel efficiency, they improve the new F-150’s capability and performance.
Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability
The new F-150 illustrates key elements of Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability which include making engines efficient and achieving substantial vehicle weight savings.
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