The best-selling vehicle in American history (more than one Ford F-Series truck is sold per minute in the United States) continues its higher-power-despite-lower-displacement evolution for model year 2017 when the new Ford F-150‘s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine will make 375 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque, Ford Motor Co. announced this week.

This is an all-new gasoline-powered engine, a second-generation of the twin-turbocharged EcoBoost. Ford is mating it with a new 10-speed transmission which improves the pickup’s acceleration and “nearly every aspect of F-150 performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s executive vice president of product development, in a news release.

The new engine offers gains of 10 hp and 50 ft.-lbs. of torque. The 470 ft.-lb. torque rating is best in class.

Automobile magazine has cool photos of the engine and transmission to check out here.

For more from Ford, you can see the original news release here.

Ford 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine image

(Image/Ford Motor Co.)

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.