Turbocharged F-150 in 2011

When it comes to pulling your boat, if your boat is of any considerable weight, most buyers would only consider a V8 engine. Ford is hoping that buyers will consider a turbo V6 before an entry level V8 from one of the other automakers. Autoblog summarizes the new engine choices:

Let’s start with the base engine, which quite thankfully puts the old 248-horsepower 4.6-liter, two-valve V8 out to pasture. The new 3.7-liter V6 powerplant may be down two cylinders from the mill it replaces, but it’s a much more modern design. Plus, with 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, it’s also significantly more powerful.

Check out the rest of the article at Autoblog.


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Posted on: September 28th, 2010 at 8:02 am

Time to buy a bigger boat: new Powerstroke – 800 ft/lbs of torque!

2011 Ford Powerstroke
If you were looking for an excuse to buy a bigger boat, I think this could be what you needed. Ford has unwrapped the 2011 Powerstroke power numbers and they are back to the king of the hill. A new Powerstroke is packing 800 foot-pounds of torque and 400 horsepower. That’s a pretty big jump from last year too. brand mentions . It’s a 10 horsepower and 65 foot-pound difference.

The engine itself is developed internally by Ford for the first time, instead of Navistar. The all-new design features six-bolt heads to ensure people cranking up programmers quit lifting the heads off. The turbocharger features dual-sided compressor wheels for increased boost and response in a smaller package.

If you already bought a Powerstroke in the last year you can bring it back to the dealer for a free upgrade. Better not drag your feet though, the program lasts one year.

If you had your eye on a Formula 382 Fastech and your truck was holding you back, you better get to the Ford dealer. This should have no problem getting your new boat in and out from the lake.



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Posted on: August 6th, 2010 at 6:36 am