The Five Engines of the 2018 Ford F-150: A Closer Look from Detroit [Video]

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2018 Ford F-150 will have 5 Engine Choices

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!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.