Ford may provide more fuel-efficient V8s for F-150 pickup models in the future.
2021 Ford F-150 appeared from June but very little information about the engine. The details have just been revealed by the American automaker. Accordingly, the popular pickup model will be equipped with a new 3.5-liter V6 hybrid engine that produces 400 horsepower and 772 Nm of torque.
In addition, the new Ford F-150 also uses a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 (325 hp, 542 Nm), 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 (250 hp, 596 Nm), and 5.0L V8 (400 hp, 555 Nm).
Among these, 5.0L V8 engine is 5 hp and 13 Nm more powerful than the old generation. But that is not the only change. Pickup Talk reports that the engine is also equipped with self-cylinder technology to help the new F-150 save fuel.
Accordingly, this technology allows the new V8 engine to run 4 cylinders instead of 8 cylinders in some normal driving conditions without requiring the full power of the car.
When the cylinder is disconnected temporarily, the system closes the intake and exhaust valves, and stops fuel injection into this unit.
Thanks to that capability, Ford can continue to supply V8s for the F-150 without worrying about increasingly stricter emissions regulations.
Not surprisingly if coming here, Ford will release many models using V8 engines.