From its fully boxed, high-strength-steel frame to the use of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys* in its body and bed, this F-150 takes tough to a whole new level. Weighing in as much as 700 lbs. less than its predecessor helps make this truck a whole lot more capable and more effective too. Plus, it accelerates, brakes and resists corrosion like never before. In addition, we standardized the chemistry of the aluminum alloy used in construction of the 2015 F-150 body and bed to facilitate recycling. Our aluminum scrap can be reclaimed and sent back into the manufacturing process to minimize waste.
Our new, fully-boxed high-strength steel frame is stronger and more rigid than ever with eight cross sections. Many steel components of the 2015 F-150 are designed to enable using a roll-forming process that minimizes weight and maintains strength.
Like its predecessor the 3.5L EcoBoost, this second-generation 2.7L EcoBoost dynamo achieves great low-end torque and capability combined with efficiency, bringing EcoBoost technology to a new level. The compacted graphite iron block is extremely strong. It's the same material we use in the engine block of our 6.7L PowerStroke diesel. Auto start/stop technology, a variable-displacement oil pump, and new stronger yet lighter connecting rods are just a few of the innovations that make our newest EcoBoost engine efficient and powerful enough for your work site or, for that matter, even the Baja 1000.
Check out how the all-new 2.7L EcoBoost engine conquered the Baja 1000.