Effficiency

2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid's engine makes it as efficient as a compact SUV

The 2021 F-150 Hybrid is the company's most fuel-efficient full-size truck sold in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The 2021 Ford F-150 is now the fuel economy leader in the truck segment. The company's new hybrid full-size light-duty pickup truck is equipped with the fuel-efficient 3.5-liter PowerBoost engine that delivers efficient power in every configuration.

"Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends," said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. "Using electrification, we realized we could now give customers something they had long wanted but didn't think was possible – tremendous power, great fuel economy and all-new capabilities to make their F-150 even more productive."

2021 Ford F-150 The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid comes standard with an on-board generator that can be upgraded to have enough output to power a bevy of tools at a construction site. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The least thirsty 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is configured with a 4x2 drivetrain and gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. It has a range of 750 miles. The 4x4 PowerBoost model earns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined, which is the best among 4x4 full-size light-duty pickups. It can go 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

That fuel efficiency makes the F-150 Hybrid as efficiency as the 2021 Jeep Wrangler, 2021 Hyundai Tucson, and 2021 Jeep Compass, though the F-150 is much more powerful. It delivers 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. The 4x2 PowerBoost has a 12,700-pound maximum conventional towing capacity with the Max Trailer Package. It has a maximum payload of 2,120 pounds.

In addition to the hybrid engine, Ford offers four other power plants, including its 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6. All engines come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

F-150 Hybrid buyers get Pro Power Onboard, a generator, standard on their vehicle. It is capable of exporting 2.4 kilowatts of power via outlets in the cabin and cargo box. Buyers can upgrade to the optional 7.2-kilowatt output, which provides up to 18 times more exportable power than the nearest competitor.

The 2021 F-150 has been shipped to dealerships across the U.S. and will be handed over to buyers this month. It is is assembled at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

Trending News

 
 

New luxury car

BMW sends its V12 engine off in style

BMW will build its final V12 engine this June.

BMW

Most automakers are focused on building EVs and extracting the best fuel economy from gas engines possible, so it’s not surprising to hear that BMW is pulling the plug on one of its biggest and most iconic engines. In June 2022, BMW will build its very last V12 engine for use in a super-limited-production special edition 7 Series model. The ultra-rare cars will carry a starting price of $200,995.

BMW 760i xDrive The last V12 will power a very special (and very expensive) 7 Series car.BMW

Only twelve lucky customers will have the option to nab a V12-powered BMW, which will be called the M760i xDrive. Displacing 6.6 liters, the twin-turbocharged beast produces a massive 601 horsepower. An eight-speed sport automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. BMW says the powertrain is strong enough to push the hefty 7 Series car to 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.6 seconds.

The final-run cars will feature little more than a special “V12” badge at the rear to differentiate them from standard 7 Series models. Inside, the car features a serialized plaque with the car’s production number out of the 12 units planned. The engine itself features a nameplate with “The Final V12.”

Beyond the badges, BMW’s 12-cylinder last-hurrah will come standard with 20-inch M double-spoke wheels, a choice of any available BMW full Merino leather color, M Sport brakes with black or blue calipers, a panoramic LED roof, remote control parking, a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system, and adaptive LED headlights.

BMW 760i xDrive Only 12 of the cars will be built, with a starting price of more than $200,000.BMW

Though it hasn’t been BMW’s most popular engine over the years, the V12 has been a part of the automaker’s catalog for 35 years. The first 12-cylinder engine showed up in 1987, producing 295 horsepower in the original 750iL sedan.

Trending News

 
 

Trending News