2013 Ford F-150 debuts in Texas with enhancements – update

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Today Ford has unveiled the 2013 F-150 in Waco, Texas, which features updated design and all-new driver controls technology.  Not a lot has changed in the 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck from the 2012 model, although we see the makeover of the front fascia to look like the Super Duty model.  In addition, Ford added added new technologies such as MyFord Touch with voice-activated driver controls and available high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.

“Like our hardworking customers, Ford is committed to getting the job done right with our industry-leading trucks,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas. “The 2013 F-150 demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our trucks with new features and capabilities, allowing F-Series owners to be increasingly productive.”

Ford is pushing the envelope in making the 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck more versatile, which can be a work horse and leisure truck at the same time.  The 2013 F-150 gets interior updates such as new 4.2-inch multifunction display and MyFord Touch interfaces with a modern center stack and control layout along with a large 4.2-inch LCD screen, new Steel Gray interior on Lariat and a Black interior for King Ranch, and upgraded wood grain application.

For power, the 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck is available with two new V6 engine options and two V8 engine options.  The V6 engines are as a 3.7-liter or 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6.  While the V8 engines come in as 5.0-liter and 6.2-liter.  Check out the details below: [6/4/2012]

F-150 engine choices include:

3.7-liter four-valve Ti-VCT V6
• 302 horsepower at 6,500 rpm
• 278 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm
• 17 mpg city and best-in-class 23 mpg highway (4×2)
• 6,100 pounds maximum trailer tow
5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8
• 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm
• 21 mpg highway, 15 mpg city (4×2)
• 10,000 pounds maximum trailer tow
3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine
• 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
• 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm
• Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
• 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow
• 3,120 pounds payload
• 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway
6.2-liter two-valve single-overhead-camshaft V8
• 411 horsepower at 5,500 rpm
• 434 lb-ft of torque at 4,500 rpm
• 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway (4×2)
• 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow

Update: 12/18/2012

The battle is on for the domestic fullsize pickup trucks, with General Motors and Ram recently showing their latest pickups, Ford is working on the next-generation F-150 to be more fuel efficient. The 2015 F-150 pickup truck will have an aluminum body structure to help reduce the curb weight by as much as 750 pounds. In addition, it will also come with an 8-speed automatic transmission for the 2015 model. Currently, the F-150 with EcoBoost delivers about 23 miles per gallon on the highway, but now it is up to 25 mpg.