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Raptor F150 EcoBoost V6 Gets $145m Investment



The 2017 F150 Raptor will be arriving later this year and itís expected to be very popular once the ordering books are open. Thatís why Ford is investing $145 million on their Cleveland powertrain facility. This plant is where the current 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine for the Ford F-150, Explorer, Expedition, Transit, Flex and Taurus is produced. Soon, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 will join the line.

Previous generation Raptors were equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 but Ford decided to go with the 2nd gen 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for the 2017 Raptor, the same V6 found in the new GT supercar and they plan to offer more power than the V8ís 411 horsepower and 434 lbs-ft of torque in the next gen Raptor.



While the port and direct injection from the 2nd gen V6 will be trickled down to all F-150 models, the 2017 Raptor will be getting the high output version of it making the beefed up engine variant a Raptor exclusive.

So why the large investment?

Because being paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, new advanced four wheel drive system, and exterior upgrades will make for one popular engine. In order to support future demand of the second-gen 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine without stressing the Cleveland Engine crew, Ford will need to create or retain 150 jobs and upgrade the production facility.

More than 900,000 EcoBoost F-150s have been sold and that number is going to increase with the new release.
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I just hope they can keep up with demand so dealers don't get greedy.
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Dealers are already saying that they aren't going to be able to keep with demand. Ford is going to keep the numbers down to keep the prices high....
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Ford is keeping the MSRP prices high? Going to be **** expensive if the dealerships jack up the prices too.
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I got the first order at my dealer. MSRP at most, but likely less. We'll see how much margin is in these new trucks.
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Yeah right, Randy M. Months and months ahead of expected delivery? You're such a dreamer......
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Yeah right, Randy M. Months and months ahead of expected delivery? You're such a dreamer......
So quick to discount. I have the first order reserved...not taken. Wow lol...
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did you have to put down any money to reserve a 17'?
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did you have to put down any money to reserve a 17'?
Not yet.
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Dealers are already saying that they aren't going to be able to keep with demand. Ford is going to keep the numbers down to keep the prices high....
Yeah I'm sure dealers are saying that but ford says they will keep up with demand so we will see. Ford has stated everyone who wants one will get one i'll listen to that for now instead of some blood sucking dealers
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