If you are within the market for a 2021 Ford F-150, the Blue Oval has made positive that you’ve loads to select from when it comes to powertrain choices. But it looks as if Ford is slicing down on these decisions within the close to future – that is if we’re to consider the most recent unique report that Ford Authority has put out.
According to the web site, the three.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel engine, which made its debut in 2018 with the previous-generation F-150, is not lengthy for the world and can be dropped from the lineup fully.
No cause was acknowledged within the report, although it stipulated quite a lot of possible causes for the oil burner’s demise.
One of the explanations cited was that the Power Stroke diesel is the least highly effective of the bunch, even out-powered by the three.3L Ti-VCT. However, it is vital to notice that the V6 diesel nonetheless produces a wholesome quantity of low-range torque – although the three.5L EcoBoost V6 and the brand new 3.5L PowerIncrease V6 Hybrid have substantial torque benefit over the diesel however at greater RPMs.
Then once more, what makes the Power Stroke diesel nice was its gasoline consumptions scores, which the PowerIncrease hybrid V6 matched within the official EPA effectivity numbers.
Of observe, scores a mixed gasoline consumption score of 24 miles per gallon. That’s a formidable determine coming from essentially the most highly effective engine possibility within the F-150 lineup – at the least earlier than the supercharged V8-powered Raptor R arrives.
We have but to know the actual cause behind this transfer by the Blue Oval, or whether or not there’s reality within the Ford Authority report. As of this writing, the Power Stroke V6 diesel remains to be out there as an possibility on Ford’s web site.