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Old 08-07-2015, 10:41 PM   #29
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Yes I heard another Ecoboost is coming. But with 3.5l Eco specs being better than the 6.2l specs you'd think they'd simply put the superior 3.5L eco in the F250/F350. The only reasons I can come up with is that Ford doesn't think it's better. Or, they don't think the F250/F350 buyers will believe that its better.
When Ford was developing the Ecoboost, all of their consumer research showed them that a lot of customers didn't believe that a six cylinder was powerful enough for macho tasks like towing. Why, you've heard some here express concern over even a large v8 vs a Diesel for the purpose.

They did some wonderful early marketing videos to counter this perception. In a series of three videos, they took the one 3.5 Ecoboost engine and moved it aming different F-150's. They ran it towing a freshly cut huge piece of lumber with just a chain thrown over the ball hitch. They ran it in the Baja 100 off-road in extreme heat. Then they hooked it up to a trailer with one or two (can't remember!) NASCAR's on it and ran it at redline around a track at around 90mph fir 24 continuous hours. Finally, they took apart the very same engine in front of a crowd at an auto show and spec'd out the engine, finding that after 150K miles, it was still within specs for a new engine. All that to work at overcoming a prevalent mindset.

So there was no way that they were dropping an 8 cylinder engine from the F-150 lineup as they launched the Ecoboost!

And then there's the turbo long term durability thing that has to be proven...

And there you have it from a marketing guys' perspective...

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Some Tow Vehicle specs to compare

There are rumors of a Ecoboost V8 for Superduty's in the works.

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So much for the Hemi if that happens. 8-speed trans?
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Old 08-08-2015, 05:38 PM   #32
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The new transmission is coming out in the 2016 Raptor. Then they "say" will trickle to the regular line in 2017. When that gets mated to the 2.7 Ecoboost on the aluminum body I foresee around 30 mpg which is their goal. As a towing person I would hope that they offer the current tranny to keep that torque band. Who knows what the gearing will be though. The great thing about this is we have more options and better products to choose from.

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