In addition to wide use of aluminum, rumours have it a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 could be introduced in new F-150 pickup

Chevrolet, GMC and Ram pickups are currently stealing the show when it comes to awards and accolades amongst the automotive press and public. But Ford, arguably the truck leader (depending on how you count the numbers), isn’t resting on its laurels.

The new 2015 F-150, set to debut in Detroit next month, will get a host of upgrades. In addition to the usage of aluminum, expected to reduce weight some 700 lbs, Ford may bring a new engine to the party.

Dubbed “Nano”, the motor is rumoured to measure 2.7L in displacement, feature six cylinders, and be turbocharged. However, unlike the twin turbocharging of the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, the new “Nano” motor is said to have asymmetrical turbos, delivering fuel efficiency and power. Output is expected to be around 320 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque.

The new engine, if it is introduced, would slot directly above the current base 3.7L V6.

[Source: Ford Authority]

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