Drivers can expect better performance and reduced fuel consumption.

The Ford F-150 is only a couple of years old but that hasn't stopped the company from announcing major improvements to the 2017 model.

Set to go on sale this fall, the 2017 F-150 will be offered with a second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine which has 30 pound-feet of torque more than its predecessor.  The boost enables the engine to produce up to 450 lb-ft of torque which earns it a best-in-class rating for a V6 engine.

Besides being more powerful, the engine has been equipped with new turbochargers, electrically-controlled wastegates, and a lighter turbine wheel that promises to improve 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 new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine will be paired to a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission.  Ford says this alone will help to deliver improved acceleration and performance when compared to the previous six-speed automatic gearbox.  The company went on to say the transmission has an improved shift logic as well as "real-time-adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms [that] monitor more than a dozen powertrain- and driver-control signals to ensure the right gear at the right time for an engaging driving experience, including in sport mode."

Source: Ford

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