The 2019 Ford F150 Raptor will obtain Ford’s new 7.0L V8 engine, which can be created at Ford’s Windsor, Ontario engine assembly plant.
Final week, Automotive Information broke the story that Ford has ideas to announce production of the new engine in Windsor, Ontario. Sources advised Reuters the 7X engine, made for Ford’s truck line as well as other exclusive applications, will even attribute Direct Injection, and will be mated to Ford/GM’s new 10-speed transmission.
Concerning the 2019 Ford F150 Raptor, Sources declare the “Variants in the 7X (7.0L V8) motor will make it’s way into top-trim F-150 versions, like the Platinum and Raptor designs. When you try to remember several years back, we offered the 6.2L V8 from the Platinum F-150’s and initially generation Raptors. Anticipate the 7.0L V8 to pattern Ford’s placement strategy in the previous 6.2L.”
During the 2016 contract negotiations with Canadian union Unifor, Ford pledged to shell out $700 million on its Ontario manufacturing operations. Nearly all the money was allotted for a “major engine program” on the Essex Engine Plant. The promised new engine system fulfilled a vital purpose to the union, which has extended sought investments from each and every of the massive threee Detroit automakers.
2019 FORD F150 RAPTOR
Brian Maxim, a vice president at AutoForecast Answers, mentioned in the telephone interview with AutoNews that the “7.0-liter, V8 engine would have a lot more torque and be additional fuel efficient than the 6.8-liter V10 engine now created in Windsor and used in Ford’s super-duty trucks, this kind of as its F-250s.”
The current F-150 Raptor options a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 powerplant, which makes an remarkable 510 ft. lb. of torque. Even so, Ford’s recent motor selection for your new Raptor is usually a polarizing subject for a lot of, such as these from the off-road community.
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Ford is primed to start out giving the new 7.0L V8 inside the Raptor in 2018 (being a 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor model). We think this was part of their strategy from day one; maximize the product sales output on the preliminary Gen-2 production run, then offer you a V8 alternative once the demand is large. Based mostly on Ford’s recent model facelift campaigns, we also expect the 2019 Ford F150 Raptor Engine to acquire a facelift/refresh in conjunction with the new 10-speed transmission and 7.0L V8 motor possibility