Truck also promises to be more fuel efficient.
Set to go on sale this fall, the 2017 F-150 can be equipped with an all-new engine that produces 375 horsepower and a 470 pound-feet of torque. This is an increase of 10 hp and 50 lb-ft over the previous-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
Ford is particularly proud of the engine's torque figure as the company notes the number beats "all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement of the EcoBoost V6."
Besides being more powerful, the engine boasts new turbochargers, electrically-controlled wastegates, and a lighter turbine wheel that promises to increase responsiveness. The engine also boasts a start/stop system and an all-new "dual-direct and port fuel-injection system" that helps to improve performance as well as fuel efficiency.
The engine will be paired to an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission which is being billed as the first "volume-production" automatic to have ten gears. The transmission replaces the previous six-speed automatic gearbox and should cut down on trips to the pump.
Unfortunately, fuel economy ratings were the one thing Ford hasn't announced but the outgoing engine enabled the truck to return up to 17 miles per gallon city / 24 mpg highway / 20 mpg combined.