Ford Motor announced today that its all-new 3.5-liter V6 engine has been officially SAE-rated at 265 hp on 87-octane regular grade fuel. According to Ford, this positions their new powerplant above the competing FWD V6 units offered by GM, Chrysler, Nissan and Honda.

The new engine will power the Ford Edge (shown) and Lincoln MKX crossovers when they debut this fall, as well as the Lincoln MKZ sedan.

Even more power is on tap for the future - the V6 was designed from the outset to be compatible with direct injection and turbocharged direct injection technologies. Specs after the jump.

[Source: Ford]

  Ford 3.5-liter V-6 - Technical Specifications

    3.5L DOHC 24-valve V-6

Manufacturing Location
    Lima Engine Plant, Ohio

    60-degree V-6, aluminum block and heads

Intake Manifold
    Composite, split plenum

Exhaust Manifold
    Cast iron

    Forged steel

    6700 rpm

Throttle Body
    65mm, electronic

    DAMB, 4 valves per cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing

Valve Diameter
    Intake: 37mm Exhaust: 31 mm

    High temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts, low-tension rings

Connecting Rods
    Cracked-powder metal

    Pencil coil

Bore x Stroke
    3.6 x 3.4 in/92.5 x 86.7 mm

    213 cu in/3.496 cc

Compression Ratio

    Ford Edge & Lincoln MKX - 265 @ 6250 rpm
    Lincoln MKZ - 263 @ 6250 rpm

Horsepower per Liter

    250 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
    249 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

Recommended Fuel
    87 Octane

Fuel Injection
    Sequential multiport fuel injection

Oil Capacity
    5.5 quarts, with filter

Recommended Oil
    GF4, 5W-20

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