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#1 OFFLINE   NLPRacing

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

http://www.f150forum...ed-p552-187918/

Quoted "The latest information regarding the new 2014 or maybe 2015 F-150 was announced this morning. It looks like we'll see the addition of 2 new engines and quite a few nice features we've all been waiting for.

-Heated Steering wheel
-Extensive use of Aluminum
-multi contour seats like the SHO/MKS
-360 degree camera
-Active park assist
-LED box lighting
-tailgate dampener
-box with storage for ramps
-remote unlocking tailgate
-LED headlamps
-Active grille shutters
-stop start technology
-AND MORE...

As far as engines the 5.0L v8 and the 3.5L ecoboost are here to stay and are rumored to have increased fuel economy ratings along with more towing capacity thanks to the use of aluminum. They will be joined by a 2.7L V6 ecoboost 320hp/375 ft/lbs and a 3.5 N/A entry level v6 280hp/250 ft/lbs.

For those of you wanting a 6.2l V8 now is your time to go out and get one or order one before they are a thing of the past.

I wanted to share this with you guys first and we're looking forward to what the next generation of F-150's have in store for us.

-509-FORD"
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Something to replace our 2007 Ford Expedition EL in the next couple of years, that can tow around 10,000 pounds, seat at least 7 comfortably and has all or some of Ford's latest tech (MFT, trailer sway, trailer brake controller, BLIS, adaptive cruise control, etc.).  Maybe the next gen Expedition or possibly the 2014 Transit (doubt it will be rated to tow over 6000 pounds, but you never know).

Maybe a 2015 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4x4 3.5L EB

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#2 OFFLINE   silvrsvt

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

That 2.7 EB would make a nice Fusion ST :)

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

http://www.f150forum...ed-p552-187918/

Quoted "The latest information regarding the new 2014 or maybe 2015 F-150 was announced this morning. It looks like we'll see the addition of 2 new engines and quite a few nice features we've all been waiting for.

-Heated Steering wheel
-Extensive use of Aluminum
-multi contour seats like the SHO/MKS
-360 degree camera
-Active park assist
-LED box lighting
-tailgate dampener
-box with storage for ramps
-remote unlocking tailgate
-LED headlamps
-Active grille shutters
-stop start technology
-AND MORE...

As far as engines the 5.0L v8 and the 3.5L ecoboost are here to stay and are rumored to have increased fuel economy ratings along with more towing capacity thanks to the use of aluminum. They will be joined by a 2.7L V6 ecoboost 320hp/375 ft/lbs and a 3.5 N/A entry level v6 280hp/250 ft/lbs.

For those of you wanting a 6.2l V8 now is your time to go out and get one or order one before they are a thing of the past.

I wanted to share this with you guys first and we're looking forward to what the next generation of F-150's have in store for us.

-509-FORD"

 

Great info!  Interesting...the 2.7L with similar HP/Torque numbers to the 5.4 at half the size!

 

We all know it will be a 2015 though, so it makes me wonder about the numbers since the "source" doesn't even know the year.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

I wonder why the switch to the 3.5 away from the 3.7...

 

(geez, where is my English today?)


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1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD, 111-160K+ (stupid odometer) (sold to make room for the Bonnie)
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

I wonder why the switch to the 3.5 away from the 3.7...

 

(geez, where is my English today?)

"If" they switched to an 8 speed transmission, and "if" they actually did lighten the truck up, a 3.5 NA might turn some better FE than the 3.7, and give the same performance as the current truck with the 3.7.  Just a guess...


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

I wonder why the switch to the 3.5 away from the 3.7...

Maybe once the 3.7 goes away in the Mustang (Replaced by an EB4), and the nanos replace the 3.7 in the Lincolns, Ford will drop the 3.7 entirely.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

I wonder why the switch to the 3.5 away from the 3.7...

 

(geez, where is my English today?)

3.5 is an eco boost, I dont think the base 3.7 is going anywhere.....pretty sweet engine truth be told. I wouldnt be surprized if the 3.5 regular went away alltogether and the 3.7 ends up in the Edge and Explorer....2.7 sounds AWESOME...


Edited by Deanh, 10 January 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

2.7 EB would seem to have broad application in everything above Focus/Escape to F150.

I think it will be the engine that defines Ecoboost and something few competitors will match.

 

The expansions at the Ford Essex Plant in Ontario are interesting, if they are not  to increase

production of the 5.0 V8, maybe we are going to see a new SD engine that eliminates the need

for the 6.2 V8 and the 6.8 V10......maybe a 72 degree 6.2 V10 loosely based on Coyote architecture?

An engine that would also make the current "Raptor" engine look very ordinary..


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

I'm impressed by the tailgate dampener.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

I'm impressed by the tailgate dampener.

 

Trying to keep up with GM.  Chevy has the tailgate heater...keeps your hands warm....


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

I'm impressed by the tailgate dampener.

 

I wondered when we'd see that.  A power tailgate is next ;)


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

I'm impressed by the tailgate dampener.

 

Its like the man step.  sounds stupid until you use it.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:12 PM

Trying to keep up with GM.  Chevy has the tailgate heater...keeps your hands warm....

what....when you are pushing it?


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

what....when you are pushing it?

 

Precisely!   :)

 

What exactly is a tailgate dampener?  Does that allow you to just pop it open and it will fall down slowly by itself, similar to the way a hatch opens?  Originally I was just thinking the torsion spring that makes it "lighter", but since it already has that, I guess we are talking gas struts to let it slowly open on its own.  Neat idea, I guess.

 

EDIT: Seeing that it has remote unlocking tailgate, I'm betting you can actually have it open the tailgate with the remote as well.  It wouldn't take much more to just have it pop the latch.  Now, I'm liking the idea even more.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

Precisely!   :)

 

What exactly is a tailgate dampener?  Does that allow you to just pop it open and it will fall down slowly by itself, similar to the way a hatch opens?  Originally I was just thinking the torsion spring that makes it "lighter", but since it already has that, I guess we are talking gas struts to let it slowly open on its own.  Neat idea, I guess.

 

EDIT: Seeing that it has remote unlocking tailgate, I'm betting you can actually have it open the tailgate with the remote as well.  It wouldn't take much more to just have it pop the latch.  Now, I'm liking the idea even more.

 

 

I'm thinking the dampener is like you say, if you pop it open it will fall slowly by itself.  The remote unlocking I believe would just be for locking and unlocking (I wondered when that would come around), not a power liftgate-type release, at least that's my assumption.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

I'm thinking the dampener is like you say, if you pop it open it will fall slowly by itself.  The remote unlocking I believe would just be for locking and unlocking (I wondered when that would come around), not a power liftgate-type release, at least that's my assumption.

 

I'm thinking remote lock/unlock with the regular door lock, but another button to pop the tailgate.  Wouldn't be difficult to do, since you've already got the lock/unlock mechanism in place.


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'96 Chevrolet Cavalier (wife's - she brought it into the marriage)
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

I'm thinking remote lock/unlock with the regular door lock, but another button to pop the tailgate.  Wouldn't be difficult to do, since you've already got the lock/unlock mechanism in place.

 

I can just see some guy standing there pushing the button to drop the tailgate and it not working and he just continues to push the button trying to make it work instead of walking over and doing it manually.

 

Like when the tv remote control stops working.    Stupid men.  :)


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

I'm thinking remote lock/unlock with the regular door lock, but another button to pop the tailgate.  Wouldn't be difficult to do, since you've already got the lock/unlock mechanism in place.

 

Or just kick your foot under the bed, like on the new Escape/C-max.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:54 PM

Lots of neat features.  Love the LED bed lighting, the tailgate dampener (like others, I assume a power tailgate is easily done and probably not far behind) and the storage for ramps.  Probably some grumbling by some about the softening of the truck, but if Ford can sell a Platinum w/ these new features for 50k and minimal incentives (say, $1-2k instead of the absurd incentives I see today on some GMCs), then that's excellent.


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'01 Pontiac Sunfire (traded in for the Fusion with 142k...good car, never a problem)
'00 Plymouth Neon (traded in for the Sunfire with 35k when I blew the head gasket---probably because I pegged it at 110 twice. I liked the car, though...it was my first new car)
'94 Plymouth Acclaim (first car I ever BOUGHT...ok car, but transmission was horrible...traded this for the Neon)
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'76 Ford Granada (my very first car---parents bought it for $500)

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