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During Ford's announcement of the new powertrain lineup for the 2011 F-150 yesterday, we learned that the new 6.2-liter V8 would only be available in the SVT Raptor, Harley-Davidson and F-150 Platinum models. In the Platinum, the 6.2-liter engine will be an option for those who select the maximum towing package.

However, for the Raptor and Harley models, the big 6.2-liter will now be the only engine available. Since the two limited edition machines are considered premium products, Ford has decided that they should only get the most powerful engine that company will offer in its trucks for 2011. That almost certainly means that the base price of the 2011 Raptor will at least match the $3,000 price premium that was charged for the 2010 SVT Raptor with the then-optional 6.2-liter V8.


2011 Ford F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
  • 2011 Ford F-150 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
  • The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine specially tuned for truck applications joins the lineup for the 2011 Ford F-150.
  • 2011 Ford F-150 3.7-liter V6
  • The 3.7-liter V6 powering the 2011 Ford F-150 delivers an estimated 300 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 2011 Ford F-150 5.0-liter V8
  • The 5-liter V8 powering the 2011 Ford F-0150 delivers 360 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • 2011 Ford F-150 6.2-liter V8
  • The 6.2-liter V8 engine powering the 2011 Ford F-150 delivers 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

[Source: Ford]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Well I have to agree with what somebody said... They seem to release a new body style with an old engine, then after a year release the new engine. It limits the amount of things that can go wronge at once.... Imagine the bad reputation the vehicle would get if it had a few minor body problems and a few minor engine/transmission problems all at once.... Sure the spend alot of time testing the vehicles, but theres no test like the real world...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Makes complete sense to only offer 1 engine in the Raptor, and I'm glad they chose this one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually I would hope it was cheaper than the 2010 with the 6.2. Fewer options usually means better pricing because of greater efficiency.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice move ford!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well with the moth-balling of the 5.4L, I think everyone saw this coming.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This isn't exactly unfair to early adopters. We all knew before the Raptor came out the 6.2 would follow and be a way nicer motor.
        • 4 Years Ago
        But man.. Ford has really screwed over it's early adopters. I feel sorry for the 2010 Mustang owners compared to the 2011 car, and now the early Raptor owners have an obsolete engine choice. Sucks...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmm, I wonder if this means I might be able to pick up a slightly used 5.4L Raptor for cheap and then go beat the snot out of it off-roading.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good that they are going w/the 6.2 as the only engine, bad that the 'base' will supposedly go up by $3k. Still a great truck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wait, don't the 6.2 and the ecoboost tow the same amount?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it just me or do others see a picture of an engine as a thing of beauty? You know, like a piece of art?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the engine the truck was meant to have. Many reviews said pretty much the same thing: "Great truck, needs the 6.2L."

      That's unfortunate for anyone who didn't get the news that this engine would soon be in the Raptor and purchased the truck with the 5.4. I would imagine those are going to be hard to sell on the used market.
        • 4 Years Ago
        not all hope is lost... the 5.4 has a decent aftermarket... so they can use the money they saved and perhaps boost some power on the 5.4...

        still though, I'd rather have the 6.2
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Andrew, exactly. Take the $3,000 you saved from missing out on the 6.2 and buy a supercharger and exhaust kit, then you're putting down at least 425+ hp.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'll find out next week what the wholesale value is for the 5.4 Raptors. I have two going through the auction next week. Both are white (one without the graphics) with mileage in the 10k-11k range. I'm curious to see what they do, these are the first ones I've offered.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A guy I work with was aware of the 6.2L the day he walked into the dealership to order his 5.4L equipped Raptor. He personally couldn't justify spending the extra money. He absolutely loves the engine in his truck and says it's made to do what it was supposed to do and does it extremely well.

        Actually a few owners I have talked to have said pretty much the same thing. They were all aware of the 6.2L but didn't need/want it.
      Dcr2193
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think they should offer the 6.2 in the fx4 series
      • 4 Years Ago
      Since the 6.2L became available, the overwhelming majority of Raptor buyers have been opting for it.
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