The 2011 F-150 Lineup will Deliver Best-in-class Fuel Economy

For the 2011 model year, the Ford F-150 is getting the most extensive powertrain overhaul in the truck’s history. The 2011 F-150 will be offered with four new truck engines, all coupled to a revised six-speed automatic transmission.

A 3.7-liter V6, a 5.0-liter V8 and a version of the 6.2-liter V8 that is the base engine in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty will be available when the 2011 Ford F-150 arrives at dealerships. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ engine, specially tuned and calibrated for the F-150, will be available in early 2011.

Each of these four engines offers a combination of attributes that matter to F-150 customers: torque, horsepower, fuel economy, performance, durability, reliability and capability. The 2011 F-150 lineup will deliver best-in-class fuel economy. In fact, when the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine joins the lineup, the 2011 F-150 will have up to 20 percent better fuel economy compared with the outgoing 2010 F-150.

Here are the highlights of each new engine:

3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V6

The 3.7-liter will be the most powerful, capable and fuel-efficient base V6 of any truck in its class. Key attributes include:

  • Best-in-class 300 horsepower (estimated) at 6,500 rpm
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Best-in-class 6,100 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • Ti-VCT creates precise, variable timing control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize power, performance and fuel economy
  • E85 flex fuel capability
  • Piston-cooling jets, which squirt oil on the underside of the pistons to keep the piston crowns cool under extreme operating conditions
  • Forged-steel crankshaft for improved durability
  • Built at Cleveland Engine Plant

5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8

The 5.0-liter V8 in the 2011 F-150 offers many class bests compared with competitors’ entry-level V8s, including:

  • Best-in-class 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 380 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,250 rpm
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • Best-in-class 9,800 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • New strengthened block and new cylinder head optimized for performance and enhanced cooling
  • Unique intake camshafts, combined with Ti-VCT, composite intake manifold and optimized compression ratio for improved low-speed torque and towing capability
  • Forged-steel crank and all-new oil cooler enhance durability
  • Piston-cooling jets, which squirt oil on the underside of the pistons to keep the piston crowns cool under extreme operating conditions
  • E85 flex fuel capability
  • Built at Essex Engine Plant; Windsor, Ontario

6.2-liter two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8

The 6.2-liter V8 is a premium engine offering on the 2011 F-150, with an expanded offering to F-150 SVT Raptor and other specialty applications. Its attributes include:

  • Best-in-class 411 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 434 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow
  • Competitive fuel economy
  • Durability of race-proven components and technology showcased in November 2008 when a 6.2-liter Raptor R not only survived the grueling Baja 1000, it earned a podium finish. The same engine went on to complete every mile of the 2009 Best in the Desert series
  • Utilizes a large bore and shorter stroke. This approach to creating power has its roots in storied Ford racing engines. The large bore allows for larger intake and exhaust valves for improved engine airflow, and the short stroke allows higher engine speed for increased horsepower
  • Because of the large bore size, two spark plugs per cylinder are used to more efficiently burn the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber, enabling better fuel economy and increased engine torque. The twin plugs also help the engine maintain a smooth, stable idle
  • Built at Romeo (Mich.) Engine Plant

3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost is a premium engine offering available after launch with power comparable to a naturally aspirated V8 and projected class-leading fuel economy. Its attributes include:

  • Fuel economy improves up to 20 percent versus 2010 model year F-150 5.4-liter V8
  • Improved intake and exhaust camshafts optimized for improved fuel economy and performance
  • Cast exhaust manifolds for heavy-duty operation and durability
  • Improved manifold and cylinder heads for improved performance
  • Direct-acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) valvetrain with polished buckets to reduce friction and improve fuel economy
  • Ti-VCT creates precise, variable timing control of both the intake and exhaust camshafts to optimize power, performance and fuel economy
  • Built at Cleveland Engine Plant

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Thomas Artman They could make them like train engines - diesel engine runs generator to power electric motors to run the wheels. Max torque from 0 rpm on up - can pull anything easily. The diesel can be turbocharged for improved efficiency and have optimized exhaust treatments to minimize harmful emissions. Electric would be the ideal, but the battery tech isn't there yet. It will be. Some electric propulsion companies are already successful with making pure electric rigs for shuffling trailers around trucking terminals, and others have made hybrid delivery trucks with excellent results - there is a Pepsi hybrid delivery truck that drives by my office building every day. Awesome.
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Sean Well it seems were getting clean diesel ULSD or (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) here in the USA now if Ford is truly making more fuel efficient trucks why not take it up another notch by putting in a clean diesel engine as well as an electric motor and last but not least a plug to truly make it a diesel plug-in hybrid now that would truly make it more fuel efficient and Eco friendly than any type of truck that's on the road today wouldn't you have to agree with me? People of Ford if your reading this do please make diesel plug-in hybrids that people would truly all enjoy with 40 to 60 miles of range and high MPG like 65 or 70 MPG I wouldn't even mind seeing pure electric trucks as well maybe getting 150 to 200 miles of range if that's ever possible? Just to say and I do hope you can start making pure electric trucks in the future now get started! I want to see ugly gas and outdated diesel burners to truly go green by not pumping all of that ugly smoke that's just awful for the environment and of course by reducing the CO2 that's emitted in the ozone's lair.
3 year(s) ago via
Richard B my old ford has over 245000 miles on it , F-250 XL two wheel drive , 460 , 5 speed standard it runs smooth as silk , has plenty of power for any situation , gas mileage isn't real bad , and is driven every day , what ever ford does to improve any of it's models will impress me , I still love my old one!!
4 year(s) ago via
jason I agree 100% Quad Cab with the 3.7L
4 year(s) ago via
edvard I too am wondering what happened to the F100 diesel truck idea. Seems to me that such a truck would be an absolute smash hit because not only would you be giving consumers the ability to have a semi-large truck but also one that gets halfway decent fuel economy. Like I've mentioned not only here but on various GM sites, the first automaker that can successfully deliver either a smaller or mid-sized diesel truck ( Not some huge behemoth with a 6.5 liter cat diesel) gets my money.
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Ben D. Good job Ford, another successful complete power train overhaul. Now to me there's just one teeny-tiny itsy-bitsy little flaw. It lacks a manual transmission of some kind. DO NOT try to fool me that this new automatic "has full manual mode" or that the PowerShift DCT "perfectly simulates a manual transmission" because it doesn't. I'm sorry but if it doesn't have a foot-activated clutch and gears selected by the right hand, it's of my list with no exceptions. There are thousands of others like me that agree with me. Don't get me wrong I'm sure they are a fantastic transmission, but a slushbox is not for me. SAVE THE MANUALS!!!
4 year(s) ago via
Van Pugh What happend to a diesel motor?? I heard rumors that a diesel motor was in the works for the F150 this year....It would have been fantastic to have that option!
4 year(s) ago via
greg lapointe If your looking for a quality engine, Windsor is THE Ford engine builders in the world...fact!!!
4 year(s) ago via
chad Another smart move by Ford. They continue to give its customers what they want....I love it!
4 year(s) ago via
Jim So what is the horsepower and torque figures for the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine?? And the mileage figures for ALL the abovementioned engines??
4 year(s) ago via
Bob Rumors are about a F100. Hope there true,like to get rid of my toyota tacoma and get a ford truck again. Ranger to small. Thank you, Bob
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