Alright, it’s about time for a truck that will not only meet your expectations, but blow the socks off of your feet! The new 2011 F-150 from your Regina Ford Dealer is quite possibly that most dynamic truck that I have ever seen.
I mean really, there isn’t one or two new engine sizes- there are 4! Whether you’re after a little power or are on the polar end of that scale and want a ton of power, the 2011 F-150 offers it. Speaking of power, think of this for a second… what has 365HP, 420 lb.-ft of torque?
The new 2011, 3.5L 4V DOHC V6 EcoBoost engine does! What other manufacturer would have thought of putting crazy tuned V6 engine into a truck? Ford did, and their engineers went to town on it. They have taken proven diesel technology and applied it to a gas engine, as well as made significant changes to improve the engine.
It is made of lightweight aluminium, rather than steel to keep the truck light on its toes but built to last. On top of having twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) and Dual Overhead Camshaft with 4 valves per cylinder, it has my favourite new Ford truck technology- Twin Turbo Chargers!
Who in their right mind would not want TWIN TURBO CHARGERS in their truck? I would! (And I’d knick name them the Olsens) The twins offer a decrease in road noise (NVH- noise, vibration, and harshness) with its compact and slick design. There is also way less engine compartment heat, so there’s no need to worry about overheating.
As for turbo lag, don’t even think of that term anymore. The turbo’s will spool up quicker than in a single turbo engine, allowing the EcoBoost 3.5L V6 to reach its peak power a lot faster than a standard single turbo. Keeping “turbo lag” in mind just once more- if you are towing a heavy load or just want to beat that little import off of the line at a red light the EcoBoost will give you immediate response to leave him in 2nd gear wondering what happened.
EcoBoost is a relatively new technology, but Ford went ahead and made this one “truck specific”. Features of this particular engine are intake and exhaust camshafts optimized for fuel economy (who doesn’t want that?) as well as better performance. The cast exhaust manifolds make for serious jobs and it is extremely durable.
Capital Ford also improved the cooling system in the EcoBoost to optimize engine coolant flow. So, all in all we are looking at one of the “coolest” advances Ford has made to date for its trucks. Ford has led the way for decades in truck technology, and with the addition of the EcoBoost engine they continue to set the bar for the next guy.
So, in the words of the famous dog whisperer, Cesar Milan… Ford continues to be “The Leader of the Pack” and will likely be there for many years to come!
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