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Default Ford Announces Mileage Figures for the 2011 F-150 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8

<p>By Mike Levine and Robby DeGraff @ Pickuptrucks.com</p>
<p>Ford says the all-new 3.7-liter V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 engines for the 2011 F-150 will lead the light-duty segment in expected fuel economy.</p>
<p>The 302-horsepower, 3.7 F-150 4X2 is expected to have an EPA mileage rating of 16 mpg in city driving and 23 mpg on the highway (as we reported earlier); the 360-hp, 5.0 F-150 4X2 is expected to deliver 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Both engines can run on E85 fuel.</p>
<p>For comparison, the 2010 Ford F-150 was rated at 15/21 mpg city/highway with the old 292-hp, 3-valve 4.6-liter V-8 and 14/20 mpg city/highway with the discontinued 310-hp 3-valve 5.4-liter V-8.</p>
<p>The 3.7's 23 mpg highway number is tied with the 2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Two-Mode Hybrid, but the Chevy's alternative powertrain combines batteries and a transmission with two electric motors with a 6.0-liter V-8.</p>
<p>"Seventy percent of F-150 customers said better fuel economy is what they'd like improved most in their truck," said Doug Scott, Ford?s Truck Group's marketing manager.</p>
<p>Ford is pulling out all of its technical tricks to deliver those fuel economy numbers, even though power figures and performance are improved considerably over last year's engines.</p>
<p>Both engines use driver-input monitoring at more than 60 times a minute with new twin independent variable camshaft timing, or Ti-VCT. Ti-VCT varies intake and exhaust valve openings and closings throughout the power band to improve low-end power, emissions and mileage.</p>
<p>The 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission has been engineered to match up with each of the F-150's new engines and given new features, like Manual Shift Mode and Progressive Range Select.</p>
<p>Replacing the conventional hydraulic steering system is an all-new class-exclusive electric power-assisted steering system (offered with the 3.7-liter V-6, 5.0-liter V-8, and 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engines) that?s 4 percent more efficient than the hydraulic system it replaces, as it draws power from the engine only when needed.</p>
<p>"The all-new engine lineup for the 2011 Ford F-150 is focused on delivering what matters most to truck customers ? best-in-class power, capability, durability and fuel economy," said Barb Samardzich, vice president of Ford?s Powertrain Engineering. "Each engine offers an unequaled combination of these attributes."</p>
<p>Ford has yet to announced fuel economy figures for the twin turbo gasoline direct injection 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine.</p>
<p>The 2011 Ford F-150 arrives in dealerships later this year.</p>
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