Turbocharged V6 engines now make up nearly two-thirds of all F-150 sales.

Back in 2010, every Ford F-150 sold in America came with a V8 engine. Today, after Ford’s aggressive promotion of its EcoBoost turbocharging technology, more than 60 percent of all F-150s instead come with a turbocharged V6. That quick adoption has helped Ford sell one million EcoBoost-powered F-150 trucks over the past five years.

Ford introduced its first EcoBoost engine to the F-150 range for the 2011 model year, and now offers the truck with both a 2.7- and 3.5-liter version of the biturbo engine. This fall, the 2017 F-150 will introduce a new version of the 3.5-liter mill with auto stop-start, a ten-speed automatic transmission, and several other efficiency improvements. All told, based on average driving figures and EPA mileage estimates, Ford says F-150 EcoBoost drivers will save 110 million gallons of gas per year compared to driving V8 engines. That’s a cumulative savings of $255 million, based on today’s gas prices, Ford says.

EcoBoost engines aren’t limited to the F-150, however, and are offered across almost all of Ford’s current products. In March 2015, Ford announced that it had built a total of five million EcoBoost-powered vehicles worldwide, since first launching the name for the Taurus SHO’s biturbo engine in 2009.

Source: Ford

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