The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will get Ford’s brand new 7.0L V8 engine, which is made at Ford’s Windsor, Ontario engine assembly. Last week, Automotive News broke the story that Ford has plans to announce creation of a brand new engine at Windsor, Ontario. Sources told Reuters the 7X engine, designed for Ford’s truck lineup and other specific programs, will also contain Direct Injection, and is paired to Ford/GM’s brand new 10-speed transmission.
Sources claim the “Variants of this 7X (7.0L V8) engine will make it into top-trim F-150 versions, for example, Platinum and Raptor versions. If you recall a couple of years ago, we provided the 6.2L V8 from the Platinum F-150’s and original production Raptors. Anticipate the 7.0L V8 to blueprint Ford’s positioning plan of the older 6.2L.”
Throughout the 2016 contract discussions with Canadian marriage Unifor, Ford vowed to invest $700 million on its own Ontario production operations. Nearly all the cash was allocated to some “leading engine application” in the Essex Engine Plant. The guaranteed new engine system met a crucial purpose for the marriage, which has sought investments from each one of the large threee Detroit automakers.
Brian Maxim, a vice president in AutoForecast Solutions, said in an phone interview with AutoNews the “7.0-liter, V8 engine could have more torque and also be far more fuel efficient compared to 6.8-liter V10 engine currently assembled in Windsor and utilized in Ford’s super-duty trucks, for example its F-250s.” The present F-150 Raptor includes a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 powerplant, making an astonishing 510 ft. pound. of torque. But, Ford’s present engine option for its new Raptor is a polarizing topic for quite a few, such as those from the off-road world community.
Ford is ready to begin supplying the newest 7.0L V8 from the Raptor at 2018 (as a 2019 version). We think this was a part of the approach from day one; optimize the earnings output of the primary Gen-2 manufacturing run, then offer you a V8 option once the requirement is large. According to Ford’s current version facelift attempts, we also anticipate the 2019 Raptor for be given a facelift/refresh in addition to the brand new 10-speed transmission along with 7.0L V8 engine alternative.