reenigne 5pts Welcome to the future.Some people are worried about a turbocharged engine lasting in truck duty, don't. A turbocharged engine does have high cylinder pressures but Ford has borrowed the piston inserts and compacted graphite iron technology from diesels, the king of high cylinder pressure engines. Ford has been very successful making the EcoBoost engines very resistant to detonation even with high compression and 20+ psi boost I'm confident that the 2.7 will hold it's own.The hybrid CGI/aluminum block is a really great idea. Aluminum is great at making light weight, bulky but tremendously stiff structures, CGI has all the properties you want in a cylinder so you are using the best material for the job in both places.The fractured cap main bearings should be great. Not long ago people were screaming about powdered metal fractured cap connecting rods, now they are highly accepted even in some quite high power applications. Ford is getting all of the cost saving benefits while eliminating the possibility of cap walk and saving weight. With a huge aluminum girdle tying it together, the bottom end should be bulletproof without weighing it down.The rest is straight out of the EcoBoost play book, the cylinder heads and TiVCT let it breathe easily and the "tiny turbos" are just the thing for eliminating lag but I'm sure they will be enough to keep a nice flat horse power plateau all the way to redline. It has been a while since Ford designed the 3.5 EcoBoost, This one looks better.In a truck that's 700 lbs lighter, it should be very competent at every day truck duty and light towing. If you are going to use it hard all the time, it might not be the best choice but depending on just how durable it is, it might be only a matter of turning up the boost to keep up with the 3.5 EcoBoost.