Enthusiasts’ anticipation of the 2017 Ford Raptor is reaching a fever pitch. We have official information about most aspects of the new truck, except for the power ratings of the second generation (Gen2) high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, towing / payload ratings, EPA fuel economy estimates, among a few other details.
Ford has officially announced the output rating of the Gen2 3.5L EcoBoost for the regular 2017 F-150 lineup. It stands at 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, and TFLtruck recently had a first drive opportunity of the new truck power train. The next Raptor is getting the new twin-turbo V6 with a higher power rating. It is also being equipped with the 10-speed transmission.
Now, a FordRaptorForum.com user has published several screenshots of a claimed Ford eSourceBook application. The pages show the high-output V6 version numbers at 450 hp @ 5,000 rpm and 510 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm. Peak rpm values are inline with the peak horsepower and torque of the ragular Gen2 3.5L EcoBoost.
Another page shows the maximum towing capacity for the 2017 Raptor at 8,000 lbs. This is inline with the first generation of the Raptor. There is also a note about the required weight distribution hitch (WDH) for trailers over 5,000 lbs or over 500 lbs of tongue weight. The note sites “high wheel travel” as one of the requirements for the WDH.
Maximum payload rating or fuel economy are not listed in these screenshots.
We will keep you posted about new developments on this and all the 2017 Ford Raptor news.
First examples of the 2017 Ford Raptor should start reaching dealerships in November 2016.
Here is the latest official word from Ford about the second generation 2017 Ford Raptor.