April 13, 2006
Ford’s new 3.5-litre V6 rated at 265 hp on regular grade fuel
Dearborn, Michigan – Ford’s new 3.5-litre V6 engine is now officially rated at 265 horsepower on 87-octane regular grade fuel, announced the company. The engine will power the new Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers and the Lincoln MKZ sedan when they debut this Fall.
Some competitors require more expensive mid-grade or premium fuels to achieve their top ratings, said the company.
The horsepower and torque figures were obtained using the Society of Automotive Engineer’s new J1349 standard, with an official third party witness present.
The engine achieves impressive horsepower and torque without complex devices used by the competition like variable intake geometry, exhaust variable cam timing (VCT) or variable flow exhaust systems.
Ford’s new V-6 engine was designed to be compatible with direct injection and turbocharged direct injection technology, which leaves open the possibility of even higher power and torque output in the future.