Ford Shows Power of New 3.5-liter PowerBoost in 2021 F-150
Not only is the best selling Ford F-150 getting fresh new styling and features, it is also getting an all-new full hybrid powertrain by way of the all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost. The PowerBoost hybrid powertrain will be the only full-hybrid system available in a pickup truck, and it delivers more torque than any production F-150 ever, at 570 lb.-ft of torque in addition to 430 horsepower.
This makes the hybrid powertrain the most powerful engine available in the new F-150 lineup. To ensure it would hold up to the same workloads that other F-150 trucks experience on a daily basis, it had to pass the same tests as any other engine. Tests included off-road driving, freezing temperatures, high-humidity conditions, and towing fully-loaded trailers over mountain passes in high temperatures.
To test the durability of the 1.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, Ford engineers designed a unique test that violently shook the battery in multiple axises, simulating potholes, washboard roads and other daily abuse. They put the battery through the equivalent of 10 years of mechanical torture.
The unique hybrid powertrain also allows for some highly-useful features, including the Pro Power Onboard power source, which can deliver a standard 2.4 kilowatts of power, or available 7.2 kilowatts of power, which is far more than any other competing truck.
If you would like more information about the 2021 Ford F-150 and the full hybrid PowerBoost powertrain, please contact us today at Tuttle-Click Ford Lincoln in Irvine, CA.