Ford F-150 and Expedition’s New Advanced Engines Maximize Lightweight Materials for Greater Performance, Efficiency

Posted on 20. Jul, 2018 by in Ford Canada

  • Four years after relocating to modernized high-strength, military-grade aluminum-alloy bodies for Built Ford Tough trucks, business are receiving additional advantages – including softened performance, capability and fuel economy
  • All-new 3.3-litre V6 delivers even some-more power, torque and softened EPA-estimated gas mileage than a prior 3.5-litre V6, serve reinforcing how Ford F-150’s light-weighting plan enables business to get some-more finished with twin fewer cylinders
  • All-new Expedition offers a many absolute 3.5-litre EcoBoost® engine yet, rated during adult to 400 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque; Auto Start-Stop and all-new 10-speed delivery come standard, with accessible best-in-class towing of 9,300 pounds

DEARBORN, Mich., Jun 16, 2017 – Lightweight modernized materials, and new engines and a newly accessible 10-speed delivery move new 2018 Ford F-150 and all-new 2018 Ford Expedition business even softened performance, capability and efficiency.

The latest advantages tie behind to Ford’s investment years ago in a high-strength, military-grade aluminum amalgamate bodies and high-strength steel frames. This helped save adult to 700 pounds of weight on a all-new F-150, permitting business to draw and transport some-more than ever with their trucks.

Since then, Ford has stretched high-strength, military-grade aluminum amalgamate bodies and high-strength steel frames to a latest F-Series Super Duty heavy-duty pickup trucks and all-new Expedition full-size SUV. The weight assets from these clever and lightweight materials is serve extended by new and softened engines.

“Each F-150 and Expedition patron has singular needs, and we can broach even some-more of a capability and potency they are looking for, interjection to a vital use of lightweight materials and innovative V6 engines,” pronounced Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive clamp president, Product Development and Purchasing. “Our loyalty to this kind of creation helps a F-Series and Expedition business take caring of their flourishing families and businesses, all with fewer stops for fuel along a way.”    

New 2018 Ford F-150

In a US business have snapped adult 75 per cent of new trucks this year with V6 engines. For 2018, a new F-150 arrives with an even some-more able powertrain lineup and some-more V6 choices.

For 2018, F-150 introduces an even smaller, some-more fit 3.3-litre V6 that adds twin pier and direct-injection record to broach some-more energy and torque than a prior 3.5-litre V6, and softened projected EPA-estimated gas mileage – a win-win for customers.

Aiding in light-weighting, a customary 3.3-litre V6 in a 2018 F-150 is projected to offer a 5 per cent power-to-weight ratio alleviation contra a steel-bodied 2014 F-150 versed with 3.7-litre V6 – with softened expected fuel potency and performance.

With modernized twin pier and direct-injection technology, a all-new second-generation 2.7-litre EcoBoost® engine delivers a 25 lb.-ft. boost in torque, and during reduce engine speeds compared to a normal V8. Like a second-generation 3.5-litre EcoBoost that debuted final indication year, a 2.7-litre will be interconnected to a segment-exclusive 10-speed involuntary delivery for 2018.

The 5.0-litre V8 also is extended for 2018. This naturally aspirated engine brings poignant upgrades including modernized twin pier and direct-injection record for 10 some-more horsepower and 13 ft.-lb. of torque. In addition, a engine facilities spray-on gimlet ship record featured in a high-performance Mustang GT350, all to fist out even some-more weight from a aluminum block.

For a initial time, a V8 is interconnected with a Ford-built 10-speed involuntary transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy will be announced closer to marketplace availability.

F-150 adds an accessible all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke® V6 diesel – designed, engineered and tested in-house – interconnected with a 10-speed automatic. The initial diesel engine offering for F-150 will be accessible subsequent spring.

In further to a segment-first 10-speed automatic, F-150 is a initial full-size pickup to supplement Auto Start-Stop as customary apparatus opposite all models and engines.

The 2018 Ford F-150 arrives in dealerships this fall. It is built during Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

All-new 2018 Ford Expedition

Expedition’s all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy physique and redesigned high-strength steel support are a substructure for a imperishable off-road and clever towing capabilities. Using modernized materials saved adult to 300 pounds – with many of a assets reinvested to offer business some-more record and facilities than ever before.

Powered by a new 3.5-litre EcoBoost with customary Auto Start-Stop and a Ford-built 10-speed automatic, a all-new Expedition is a many absolute Expedition ever.

Expedition’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost will offer business twin energy ratings, depending on trim level, and adult to a best-in-class 9,300 pounds of towing capability. Expedition facilities class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist, creation it easier than ever for business to draw and transport with confidence.

The all-new Expedition is accessible in XLT, Limited and Platinum series, with an FX4 Off-Road Package accessible for XLT. An XL chronicle will be accessible for swift customers, from law coercion to puncture services. All array will be accessible on a extended-length Expedition MAX.

The 2018 Ford Expedition arrives in dealerships this fall. It is built during Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

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