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reenigne
reenigne

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.

lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Though I've had over a dozen Fords over the past 50 years, I don't know if I'd get a turbo engine (this one or the 3.5) from Ford since they have the weakest guarantee of the domestic truck makers.  GM and Chrysler have stronger powertrain warranties.  Also, the 3.5 Ecoboost gets worse highway mpg than GM's new V8s! 

Maxwell Wheeler
Maxwell Wheeler

Burns you are misinformed. Ford had private loans. And also the pinto stuff is a mere spark of light of the 32 MILLION GM cars being recalled. Lets not forget the 73-87 GM truck outboard mounted fuel tanks and how many people got fried in that deal. Do your homework before you open your mouth or reach for the keyboard.

Burns Mullins
Burns Mullins

So because that the Pinto was that long ago that makes it ok that Ford covered it up but because GM is in the past few yrs. that makes GM bad. By the way; the explorer wasn't that long ago. I had a 2010 Ford Ranger until some nut forgot what a yield sign meant and would love to have another one if they still made them. I'm just tired of people not admitting that Ford and other car makers have not done the same thing GM has done. Just look at the recent recalls; more everyday.

Burns Mullins
Burns Mullins

All you people say Ford didn't take a gov loan goggle ford gov loans and you will see who is stupid and it is not me.

Rick Frost
Rick Frost

So Daniel Castorena its takes gm almost twice the displacement to beat a ford engine what a good argument lmfao

Rick Frost
Rick Frost

Its funny how everyone is an expert on the ecoboost if you dont own one keep your mouth shut dont be jealous of a pickup with loads of power and getting almost 1300km on a tank with mountain driving thats called progress get with the times

Geerman Secundino Victorio
Geerman Secundino Victorio

o.k. so FORD made a 2.7 eco boost engine , i'm wondering if this engine will hold a boat and the weihgt of the truck with out overheating

Stephen Bagnell
Stephen Bagnell

Yet people are reporting poor MPG from these European V6s

Jay Jaehoon Lee
Jay Jaehoon Lee

I like ford pushing different way to catchin up mpg. Sucks now they are more focus on gain mpg... maybe its just me, v6 turbo sounds better than v8 cylinder deactivation.

Daniel Castorena
Daniel Castorena

Idk but i guess everyone forgets about the 6.2l gm engine that will outperform fords ecoboost and v8engine and well mopar? Lets not go there lol. Overall id stick American Classic with a V8 and better believe GM makes the best V8s You cant replace displacement on an engine and basically the ecoboost has little room for mods while the new EcoTec Engines well.... Badass powerplants!

Joshua Wood
Joshua Wood

Not really brand loyal, though I currently own a 2013 Mustang with the 3.7 v6. I think the new motor will kick major ass, not quite in the territory of the 3.5 EB, but looks like a great replacement of the n/a 3.7 v6 that was the base engine. As great as the 3.7 is in my car, it's gotta be revved to the moon to even get an f150 moving. I expect this new ecoboost 2.7 to move the truck pretty well right from idle, it will get the same or better 20+ mpg average, and manage with towing 6,000lbs just fine. 


IMO, for the most part, all three of the domestic brands are pushing out some great vehicles and engine choices. This ain't the 90's to late 2000's anymore, kids. Any new truck that I'll be getting in the future, the antiquated v8's are pretty much ruled out of favor to me, especially with $3.50+ a gallon fuel. Pretty soon, or real soon actually, the American v8 will be a tiny minority in the classes it has ruled for decades. Except in the modern muscle cars of course ;)

Ball Yeh
Ball Yeh

Potentially great numbers but can it withstand the vigorous towing day in and day out for over 100,000+ miles? Even though its an iron block, turbo gas engines may not last in the long run with vigorous towing. It'd be great in a cat but for a towing truck.....I'm not so sure

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

I cant forgive dodge for thier sins on my 3RD gen 2500, perhaps mopar has improved, but im not buying into a 16 spark plug hemi. Ford has done away with tritons, and no,:im not a fan of the eco boost, however on paper its stronger than a5.4 3v. Gm eco Tec 5. 3rd is my choice for a power plant, but I cant grasp the pricing on low quality on a Gm truck. 2015 F150 with the coyote V8 is looking cozy...and no brand is better,:its all in how you vote with your dollar's.

Ben Boatright
Ben Boatright

that engine is too small... reguardless of who makes it... a 2.7L engine is a 4banger size, not a v6 size.... and that turbo is so small on the left...

Alex R Cox
Alex R Cox

Its it still can't get a the mpg of a 5.7 lol 25 mpg and its a v8

Kyle Sunday
Kyle Sunday

Me I'd rather drive Mopar for now I used to be die hard GM but had nothing but problems haven't had any issues with both my Chryslers just regular maintenance but I'd own a Ford I like how the ecoboosts look and I rode in one and it has more power than a Silverado not dogging on them but they do like ram 1500 and ford f150 are pretty much a like except one is a 6 cylinder turbo lol

Jermaine Rogers
Jermaine Rogers

I can't wait to watch this engine kick dodge and Chevy's ass

Kyle Sunday
Kyle Sunday

Well u can't get away from companies outsourcing their products cheaper materials overseas but I wouldn't quite say the same suppliers but maybe that's true but still the names originated in USA unlike Toyota and Nissan that just came here ya they created jobs but I'm sure a lot of that money goes overseas to boost their economy all I gotta say is the big 3 is where it's at

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

Consumers who buy ford, Gm and Dodge are buying forgin made parts assembled in the U.S.A.. And people who buy forgin made trucks, are un happy domostic truck owners..exercising thier right to purchase. Out sourcing is killing the domostic truck, A Gm part ford part and dodge parts are made by the same suppliers, only the brand logo defines the truck, and thats not made in tge U.S.A.

Maxwell Wheeler
Maxwell Wheeler

Amazing the idiots bashing the ecoboost on here. They are ahead of their time and will soon make the 4.8/5.3 Chevy and 4.7/5.7 Dodges obsolete in the 1/2 ton market.

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

Increasing hp from smaller displacement to match V8 power is really stupid when booth engines get identical mileage ( ecobost vers 5. 0 ) Fords going to sell a lot of eco fryers after warenty is cooked!!..

Timothy Churchvara
Timothy Churchvara

Fiat owned and recalled gm products will never match up. Everybody butt hurt ford knows how to get it done. Funny how a little 2.7 ecoboost makes the power of those garbage v8 formentiomed. Quite crying over your recall and fiat crap. Get with the times.

Jason Walden
Jason Walden

Ford took no government loans and that's a fact and if you believe anything else you are just plain stupid

Burns Mullins
Burns Mullins

Funny how the Ford lovers talk about gov. motors when Ford has a 6 billion dollar loan from the energy dept. that has not been paid back yet and how quickly they forgot what Ford did with the Pinto and Explorer.

Andy Januski
Andy Januski

Don't argue with the GM Dodge boys. Their heads are up there asses too far to see the light.

Alex Mooneyham
Alex Mooneyham

Yet another Pandora box from Ford. Smh some of us thought the Triton was bad...

Kenneth Carroll
Kenneth Carroll

Funny how the government motors and fiat boys wanna talk trash about ford even though combined they barely sell as many as ford trucks do. The 3.5 ecoboost will walk away from the 5.3 or the 5.7 towing anyday, anywhere.

JS Daugherty
JS Daugherty

I have a GM 5.3. Complete with piston slap noise, oil consumption.

Alex Aichele
Alex Aichele

Most powerful engine on the market Alex Craig Bieri Matthew Abbott Damian Benedict

Adam Carland
Adam Carland

You don't need a crystal ball when it comes to Ford products. They are all junk.

Andy Januski
Andy Januski

Oh yeah you have a crystal ball?? Save your stupid comments for GM they need all the help they can get

Adam Carland
Adam Carland

And you know you'll have to work on it a lot too.

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