Fuel economy for the off-roader rings in at 16 mpg combined.

The leaked figures were correct: the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will produce 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque from its 3.5-liter biturbo EcoBoost V6 engine. Fuel economy ratings are expected to hit 15 miles per gallon city, 18 mpg highway, and 16 mpg – which doesn’t sound too impressive until you consider that the previous Raptor managed 12/16/13 mpg.

As promised when the Raptor debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, that power comes from an upgraded version of Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine – which is available in dozens of other models and will even serve as the basis for the Ford GT's powertrain. Tweaks for the Raptor include full dual exhausts, increased turbo boost, and oil-cooled pistons.

It’s a big power gain versus the old Raptor’s 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8, which made 411 hp and 434 lb-ft. The new Raptor also uses a 10-speed automatic transmission instead of its predecessor’s six-speed gearbox; the new 10-speeder will also be employed in other F-150 models and has a stop-start feature.

The 2017 Raptor comes standard with four-wheel drive with various driving modes, including a ‘Baja’ setting for high-speed off-roading, highly capable Fox shock absorbers, and burly fender cladding. And because it’s now built with aluminum bodywork, the new Raptor will shed about 500 pounds compared to its predecessor.

A leaked ordering guide suggests the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will retail for $49,520 in SuperCab form and $52,505 in SuperCrew form; Ford has so far confirmed only that it will have a starting price below $50,000. Stay tuned for even more details as we approach the wild truck’s on-sale date.

Source: Ford

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