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Report: Ford porting 3.7L V6 into 2011 F-150

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hasn't offered a V6 option in the F-150 since its best-selling truck was redesigned for the 2009 model year, but a report from our friend Mike Levine over at Pickuptrucks.com says that's about to change. Levine cites sources at the Blue Oval who say the same Ti-VCT 3.7-liter V6 (shown at right) that will power the 2011 Mustang and Lincoln MKX will also be found under the hood of the F-150 by the end of the year. Levine tells us that the 3.7 will likely only be added to the XL and STX models, though there is a chance that the XLT could also get some fuel-sipping love. A V6 pickup will likely be a big hit with fleet customers as well as buyers who love trucks but don't use them for towing or hauling.

The sources didn't quote power numbers, but since the Lincoln MKX version will reportedly produce the same 305 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque as the one used in the Mustang, there is a good chance that Ford will simply copy and paste the same mill under the hood of the smallest F-Series. If the 3.7 does find its way into the F-150, we'll be very interested to see the official EPA fuel economy numbers. We can't see a 23 or 24 miles per gallon full size pickup with up to 305 hp being a bad thing.



[source: Pickuptrucks]

Report: Ford porting 3.7L V6 into 2011 F-150 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Great idea, a good six cylinder fullsize pickup has been missing from the market for a while. I'll bet Dodge puts their Pentastar V6 into the Ram, as well, as a base engine. GM is far behind the curve with the ancient but anvil-like 4.3L.

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Great idea, a good six cylinder fullsize pickup has been missing from the market for a while. I'll bet Dodge puts their Pentastar V6 into the Ram, as well, as a base engine. GM is far behind the curve with the ancient but anvil-like 4.3L.

Too bad GM threw away the straight 6 from the GMT360s..that might have made a good truck 6.

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ocn. the 4.3 is "ancient", but it's bulletproof, afaik.

the demise of the 6 atlas is sad. would the 5cyl atlas be a decent and economical solution? i'm guessing the 3.6 would still be the best, but would the increased demand be meet with adequate supply in this time of increasing use of the engine?

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I heard the Atlas 5cyl is a problematic engine... Which is not the case with the I6.

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They should build a new V6 based off the latest LS architecture for these trucks, just as the old 4.3 (examples of which I've owned and been very happy with, btw) was based on the 350. They could also put it in the GMT355 replacements.

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They should build a new V6 based off the latest LS architecture for these trucks, just as the old 4.3 (examples of which I've owned and been very happy with, btw) was based on the 350. They could also put it in the GMT355 replacements.

like maybe the upcoming 5.5L? make a 4.1L that should put out in the 250+hp range?

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