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Discussion in '4x4 / Truck Forum' started by MobileMike, Aug 2, 2017.
How is it that you can't tell what year it is?
Of course the new F-150's with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine is the way to go for hauling. I haul 11,000 pounds on occasion and you hardly know it's back there. This includes 75 mph and up and down hills.
2017 Ford F-150 Towing Performance
The towing performance of the 2017 F-150 varies based on which engine is powering the truck. When powered by the base 282-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the truck can tow up to 7,600 pounds when properly equipped.
Moving up to the first of the F-150’s available EcoBoost engines, the 325-horsepower 2.7-liter V-6, increases the towing rating to 8,500 pounds.
Next on the list is the only V-8 engine offered on the F-150, a 385-horsepower 5.0-liter. When equipped with this engine, the F-150 offers a maximum towing capacity of 11,100 pounds.
The highest towing ratings available on the standard F-150 come when the truck is equipped with the 375 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This engine is able to tow up to 12,200 pounds, when properly equipped.
Towing numbers are not available for the final engine offered on the 2017 F-150, Ford’s high-performance EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6. This engine is exclusive to the special Raptor trim level, which is optimized for off-road performance.
That's interesting; the tow rating is generally more related to braking ability, trans and diff strength, etc than it is power.
The ole straight six will pull that weight and more too, just not as fast!
Sorry, I missed the 2000 in the title.
My Ford F-150 has the same basic 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that is used in Ford's GT race car that runs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford made 500 of them available for buyers this year and 7,000 folks filled out applications along with proof that they could afford the price of $400,000 plus tax, title and license.
The officials at the Le Mans race made Ford add weight and cut down on the turboboost so the other cars could stay competitive.
Oh yeah, well they put the straight 6 in 20k lb dump trucks.....
What're you using it for? Just tooling around and need a bed? Go for it if the price is right. Need to pull something or heavy payload capabilities? There are much better options.
Maybe here it was discontinued however the inline 6 was still made up until last year in Australia, obviously the Aussies know a good engine when they see one.
The Ford I-6/300ci was one of the best engines ever produced by the blue oval.
I'm not much of a Ford guy at all but that's one of the best engines period.
It's too bad the I6 design isn't used in more gassers these days; I love the way they drive and especially when towing.