SEMA eNews Vol. 15, No. 23, June 7, 2012

2013 Ford F-150 Revealed

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  Four engine choices are now available on the ’13 Ford F-150.

Earlier this week, Ford unveiled the ’13 F-150—a refreshed version of the pickup. Changes include new front-end styling and an infusion of technologies, such as MyFord Touch voice-activated driver controls and high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.

There is also a new Limited luxury model and availability of the 6.2L V8 engine, electronic-locking rear axle and additional features, such as Hill Descent Control.

Outside, the F-150 lineup gets new two- and three-bar grilles, but all models still retain recognizable F-Series cues highlighted on the XLT model. The new, L-shaped HID projector headlamps are available to deliver improved visibility and increased driver confidence, according to Ford.

The F-150 will also now offer new 18- and 20-in. wheels in various trim packages. Ford’s telescoping and power-folding trailer-tow side-view mirrors will now be available on the F-150 to provide flexibility and convenience when operating in tight quarters.

F-150 pickups are available in three new hues, including Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Ruby Red Clearcoat Metallic.

There are now four engines available on the F-150; each is mated to an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and tow packages. The STX series and above adds SelectShift capability.

F-150 engine choices include:

3.7L four-valve Ti-VCT V6

  • 302 hp at 6,500 rpm
  • 278 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm
  • 17 mpg city; 23 mpg highway (4x2)
  • 6,100 lbs. maximum trailer tow

5.0L four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8

  • 360 hp at 5,500 rpm
  • 21 mpg highway; 15 mpg city (4x2)
  • 10,000 lbs. maximum trailer tow

6.2L two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8

  • 411 hp at 5,500 rpm
  • 434 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm
  • 13 mpg city; 18 mpg highway (4x2)
  • 11,300 lbs. maximum trailer tow

3.5L Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine

  • 365 hp at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
  • 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
  • Up to 90% peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
  • 11,300 lbs. maximum trailer tow
  • 3,120 lbs. payload vs. all competitors
  • 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway
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