There’s been quite a bit of chatter about the 2015 Ford F-150, a model that seems poised to revolutionize the pickup truck segment to one extent or another. While Ford has caused a stir by revealing that the new model will make extensive use of aluminum in its construction, as well as some other juicy details, up until now everyone has been in the dark as far as cold, hard specs.
With about six months to go until the new model launches, the Blue Oval is doing a slow reveal of what all the new F-150 has to offer. One of the new specs that have been released is that the truck in Super Crew trim has a curb weight that is 732 pounds lighter than the equivalent model from 2014. The difference is roughly the same amount of weight as three grown men. The exact curb weight is still somewhat of a mystery, because Ford is releasing things gradually. Some are estimating that the new crew of F-150s will have a curb weight around 4,500 pounds, which even if slightly accurate is pretty incredible.
Ford has also revealed some details about the engines. The base powerplant is a 3.5-liter V6, which puts out 283 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s enough for a max payload of 1,910 pounds and a towing rating of 7,600 pounds. The next up is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that puts out 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. That turbo engine can haul up to 2,250 pounds or tow 8,500. Fuel economy estimates have not yet been released, but considering the new weight loss program the F-150 has been put on, plus the inevitable engine wizardry that will be employed, everyone should brace for some pretty impressive numbers.