New Ford F-150 will be aluminum

March 24, 2014 at 5:19 pm

The next generation of pickup Ford F- 150 will get an aluminum body and a new 2.7-liter turbo engine. The premiere of new items was held in mid-January at the Motor Show in Detroit. It is reported by Bloomberg citing its own sources.

Ford F 150 with aluminum body front Pic

Ford F 150 with aluminum body front Pic


In the development of aluminum body panels of pickup attend company Alcoa, which supplies aluminum explosion protection for military cars. Thanks to the aluminum body mass of the new Ford F- 150 reduced by 340 kilograms compared to its predecessor. Weight current pickup with a 3.5-liter engine is 2300 pounds. The new engine 2.7, codenamed created Nano, will be part of a family of EcoBoost. The unit can be paired with a ten automatic transmission, which Ford is preparing together with General Motors. The range of engines includes the pickup of the current generation 3.7-liter “six” power of 302 horsepower, 3.5-liter turbo unit EcoBoost (365 troops), as well as 5,0 – and 6,2-liter atmospheric “eight”, which returns is 360 and 411 horsepower respectively.

Ford F 150 with aluminum body back photo

Ford F 150 with aluminum body back photo

Design the next F- 150 is made in the style of conceptual pickup Atlas, made its debut at the Detroit Motor Show earlier. The prototype was equipped with retractable footrests using actuators, active spoiler under the front bumper, LED-backlit display and loading area in a circular cine. It is expected that production of the new Ford F- 150 starts in the second half of 2014.