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Ford has announced its 2018 Ford F-150 lineup with a greater choice of powertrains and some segment first features.

All-new 3.3-liter V6 delivers even more power, torque and better EPA-estimated gas mileage than the previous 3.5-liter V6, further reinforcing how Ford F-150’s light-weighting strategy enables customers to get more done with two fewer cylinders

It has been three years since the Ford F-150 adopted an aluminium construction to bring a new lightweight platform to the segment. Since then, the model has proved the credentials of its military-grade aluminium build, staying as popular as ever. For this year, the brand has announced a widening of the powertrain options, which includes the 2.7-litre Ecoboost V6 with a 22mpg combined efficiency rating, the enhanced 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 and the 3.5-litre Ecoboost V6. The line-up also gets an all-new naturally aspirated 3.3-litre V6 and another all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke turbo diesel V6.

All-new 3.3-liter V6 delivers even more power, torque and better EPA-estimated gas mileage than the previous 3.5-liter V6, further reinforcing how Ford F-150’s light-weighting strategy enables customers to get more done with two fewer cylinders

The highly efficient 2.7-litre comes mated to a new 10-speed SelectShift gearbox, which also features on the Mustang derived 5.0-litre V8 and the turbo diesel unit. The technologies deployed on the new and upgraded engines includes dual port and direct injection, with the V8 also using spray-on bore liner technology. The V8 offers a payload of 1,484kgs, while the 3.5-litre high-output Ecoboost is rated with the highest towing capacity at 5,990kgs.

The Ford F-150 now gets the new generation of adaptive cruise control with stop and go function that even brings the truck to a complete halt in traffic. The safety features also include pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. New technology makes in-roads through a Wifi hotspot that can take up to 10 connections. The audio system is also upgraded with a B&O PLAY audio system.

Other features include a 360-degree camera system, lane keep and a BLIS that takes in trailer hauling.

 3.3-litre PFDI V62.7-litre EcoBoost V65.0-litre PFDI V83.5-litre EcoBoost V63.5-litre high-output EcoBoost V6
Horsepower290 @ 6,500 rpm325 @ 5,000 rpm395 @ 5,750 rpm375 @ 5,000 rpm450 @ 5,000 rpm
Torque Nm)359 @ 4,000 rpm542 @ 2,750 rpm542 @ 4,500 rpm637 @ 3,500 rpm691 @ 3,500 rpm

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