Your eyes do not deceive you, the 2018 Ford F-150 will have five (“5”) engine choices; the most of any 1/2-ton trucks sold in the United States. The big story is the 3.0-liter diesel V6 that will be hooked up to Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. That combo may be the most efficient yet.
In this video, we discuss the fact that the 2018 Ford F-150 will have five engine choices with a Ford representative. While there is very little information available about technical specifications, we do get a few numbers. Interestingly, the topic regarding the origin of the 3.0-liter diesel V6 was avoided. We can speculate that it may be the 3.0-liter “Lion” V6 used by Range Rover, but Ford says the engine is based on its European lineup of diesel engines.
Other engines include a new 3.3-liter naturally aspirated base V6, updates to the two EcoBoost engines, and the updated 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8.
All of these engines will have start-stop technology, the 10-speed automatic transmission (with the exception of the base model which will still use the 6-speed), dual injection (port and direct) with the EcoBoost V6s, reduction in friction, additional knock sensors, and more.
As for the rest of the refreshed 2018 F-150, it’s somewhat early to judge the new nose and tail. There seems to be a 50/50 split among Ford fans and the public at large who either love it or hate it. Ford builds a different grill for each trim level, and it’s more than a simple addition of paint. It should make it easier to differentiate between models at a distance.
Check out this video and let us know what you think!