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First look at the new 2015 Ford F-150 Series-The most important Ford of the year Details

Ford Motor Company has a new generation of F150 Pick-Up Series.

First look at the new 2015 Ford F-150 Series-The most important Ford of the year Details

The new car has an normal exterior design with many lines from the former concept car.


The next F-150’s cab and pickup box will be almost entirely made of various grades of aluminum.


So yes, towing and hauling capacities (not yet announced) can be expected to increase by roughly the body-mass savings, which are only quantified as “up to 700 pounds.”




Because it’s the switch from steel to aluminum in the body that accounts for 70 percent of the weight savings, the bigger the bodywork, the bigger the savings. Hence: short-cab/short box, probably 500 or fewer pounds saved. SuperCrew long-box—maybe a bit more than 700. 


Under the hood





The entry 3.7-liter TiVCT V-6, which accounts for 15% of current sales, gets downsized to 3.5 liters while outperforming its predecessor in every way. Next up the ladder is a brand new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 that is reportedly unrelated to the 3.5. It features a light-but-tough compacted-graphite iron block and is optimized for high fuel economy for customers who do not need to tow 8000 pounds.


The familiar 5.0-liter V-8 occupies the third rung of the ladder, and the top engine is now the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, as the 6.2-liter gets put out to pasture.











Author: AL
Source: Autolatest & MotorWeek

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