Ford has released performance specifications for two of the V6 engines in the 2015 F-150.

Ford has released performance specifications for two of the V6 engines in the 2015 F-150.

First up, the entry-level 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 283 bhp (211 kW) and 255 lb-ft (345 Nm) of torque. Ford says this will enable the model to have a maximum payload of 1,910 lbs (866 kg) and a class-leading maximum towing capacity of 7,600 lbs (3447 kg).

Moving up the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 rewards buyers with 325 bhp (242 kW) and 375 lb-ft (507 Nm) of torque. This will enable rear-wheel drive variants to have a maximum payload capacity of 2,250 lbs (1020 kg) and a maximum tow rating of 8,500 lbs (3855 kg).

Ford declined to release fuel economy data but they said the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 has a stop/start system that has been specially tuned for truck customers. As part of this truck-centered focus, the start/stop system is deactivated when the truck is towing or in four-wheel drive.

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2015 Ford F-150 V6 engine specifications announced [video]