2021 Ford F-150 Rumor Suggests No More 5.0-Liter V8
Update: Actually, uh, nah.
While much of the Ford F-150 powertrain lineup has shifted in scope, one thing has remained constant: the 5.0-liter Coyote V8, which delivers best-in-class payload and output of 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. But it seems that all good things must come to an end as the 2021 Ford F-150 is rumored to be doing away with the venerable Coyote.
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But don’t sweat too much — according to Ford Authority, the 5.0-liter V8 is being retired in favor of a new 4.8-liter V8, which is said to be upping the output to 420 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque — effectively smoking the outgoing V8 with higher power.
Per FA, the rumor of the 4.8-liter V8 is not a particularly new one, going all the way back to 2016. Following a C$600 investment in its Windsor Engine and Essex Engine plants, Reuters speculated that a portion of the money would go toward updating the 5.0-liter V8 to a 4.8-liter V8. The rest of the investment, Reuters speculated, would be put into build a large engine for Super Duty trucks, seemingly accurately predicting the best-in-class 7.3-liter V8 launching with the 2020 F-Series Super Duty.
We’re likely a pretty good distance away from Ford revealing any sort of info about the next-generation F-150, but the future of Ford Trucks is looking quite busy. Production on the F-150 Hybrid is set to get underway at its Rouge Center in Dearborn next year, and a fully electric version of the F-150 is confirmed to be arriving sometime in the near future. Meanwhile, rumors abound that Ford will be turning the Bronco into an off-road-friendly pickup and that the Ranger Raptor will be coming stateside in the next generation.
You can sum up the future of Ford in one word: TRUUUUUUUCKS.
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