Ford has been slowly revealing information on the 2017 F-150 Raptor, and enthusiasts have been patiently waiting on one big number: engine output. Well, the wait is over, as Ford has finally officially revealed the output of its new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6.
This new engine will crank out precisely 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which is a boost of 39 horsepower and 76 pound-feet of torque when compared to the previous generation’s 6.2-lter V-8. What’s more, this V-6 will cut fuel consumption by 23 percent, putting the new Raptor at 15 mpg city, 18 mpg highway, and 16 mpg combined. Yeah, it isn’t a Prius…
This engine will pair with an all-new 10-speed auto transmission that will deliver closer gear ratios for better acceleration and lower revs at high speed for reduced fuel consumption. As for traction, the new Raptor will include six driving modes for all sorts of terrains: normal, sport, weather, mud/sand, rock/crawl and Baja.
On top of being more powerful and fuel efficient, the F-150 Raptor will also share its base model’s aluminum body, cutting its weight by 500 pounds.
Pricing is still not official, though a leak indicated it’ll start from $48,325 and top out at $51,310. Ford did mention that the Raptor will start under $50,000, so those prices seem accurate.
We are still awaiting final confirmation on a release date for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, but I am sure this will come in the next few weeks. If I were a betting man, I would put my money on a fall 2016 release.
Stay tuned for updates.