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View Poll Results: Should Ford Have Kept the 6.2L V8 for the 2015 F150?
Yes, it should be able across the lineup. 53 58.89%
Yes, but only on high end models like in 2014 8 8.89%
No, it isnt needed and the previous take rate proves that. 29 32.22%
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:01 PM
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Question of the Week: Should Ford have kept the 6.2L V8 for the 2015 F150?

The 2015 Ford F150 will come with four great engines but the 6.2L SVT V8 is not among them and that brings us to our Question of the Week.

Should Ford have kept the 6.2L V8 available for the next generation F150? Make your pick in the poll above and tell us why you feel this way in the thread below!
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I voted yes, it definetly IMHO, should be an option. The engine is very capable, and durable. In the new F150, it would be a beast!
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The 2015 Ford F150 will come with four great engines but the 6.2L SVT V8 is not among them and that brings us to our Question of the Week.

Should Ford have kept the 6.2L V8 available for the next generation F150? Make your pick in the poll above and tell us why you feel this way in the thread below!
Yes they should have kept the 6.2. AND they should have strapped a set of turbos on it and called it the 6.2 Eccoboost. Help turn your least fuel efficient engine into an absolute beast!!! It would be your top selling engine. Especially if it was redesigned like the 3.5Ltr Eccoboost. Mileage, capability, power and sales would go way up. I know I'd buy one.
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Yes they should have kept the 6.2. AND they should have strapped a set of turbos on it and called it the 6.2 Eccoboost. Help turn your least fuel efficient engine into an absolute beast!!! It would be your top selling engine. Especially if it was redesigned like the 3.5Ltr Eccoboost. Mileage, capability, power and sales would go way up. I know I'd buy one.
If you turbo'd the 6.2 there would be nothing "Eco" about it. Honostly, I don't think it needs the 6.2, but buyers should have the choice, especially on top end models.
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If you turbo'd the 6.2 there would be nothing "Eco" about it. Honostly, I don't think it needs the 6.2, but buyers should have the choice, especially on top end models.
100% agreed, I loved mine when I had it, but as of now, GM is still offering their 6.2L , 420 HP / 460 TQ. It is on the "High End" models, but they seem to be successful with them. I wonder how many potential Ford buyers will buy a GM instead of a Ford because of this. I realize that the upcoming regulations aren't favorable for that engine, but with the other fuel efficient vehicles they're offering, I feel they could have still met the "average" as set by the government across all product lines. I personally feel it was a mistake on Ford's part, but that's just my opinion. I know Ford will still outsell the competition, I just think they would have distance themselves even futher with a large displacement V8 as an option in the line up.
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I voted no only because I believe the 6.2L should have been replaced by another V-8, perhaps a bit lighter than the 6.2L but producing more overall power.
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The 6.2L Boss engine needs to remain in as many vehicle families as possible, that way it will continue to evolve and improve. Imagine an all aluminum DOHC, direct injected, 420+ cubic inch engine based on the current 6.2!!! I can imagine that and it's awesome! Unfortunately that kind of development won't happen if the 6.2 is relegated to "base engine" in the Super Duty trucks and nothing else....
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I voted no only because I believe the 6.2L should have been replaced by another V-8, perhaps a bit lighter than the 6.2L but producing more overall power.
I am a no also. I am sad to see a good big engine go away.
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I don't think the 6.2 is necessarily needed, but I think they should make a v8 ecoboost that puts out 5.0 fuel efficiency with Powerstroke power numbers. Make it an option in the Superdutys as well. I personally don't think they need a naturally aspirated V6. From my experience those that want natural aspiration are generally in the mindset that 2 more cylinders is the only power answer anyway.

Overall, I believe they should have the 2.7, 3.5, 5.0, and a theoretical V8 turbo/eco.
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If the 6.2L were available ACROSS the F-150 lineup there would be A LOT more takers. Ford offering it only on high end models was a way to PUSH more high end sales - Ford FAIL at the expense of an excellent engine - the 6.2.
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I agree with Austin J. A V8 5.0 ecoboost! It would blow the doors off a 6.2.
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The 2015 F150 is all about dropping weight. It's obvious why they decided to drop the 6.2L, it's a big and heavy engine. By dropping it from the F150 they were able to shrink the nose a little bit for less weight and better aerodynamics. Thanks in part to those changes and many others the new truck with the 5.0 or 3.5 ecoboost will easily outperform the older 6.2l truck.

The boss engine platform will definitely still stick around for the Superduty and will likely see some significant improvements when they finally decide to axe the 6.8L.
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The 2015 F150 is all about dropping weight. It's obvious why they decided to drop the 6.2L, it's a big and heavy engine. By dropping it from the F150 they were able to shrink the nose a little bit for less weight and better aerodynamics. Thanks in part to those changes and many others the new truck with the 5.0 or 3.5 ecoboost will easily outperform the older 6.2l truck.

The boss engine platform will definitely still stick around for the Superduty and will likely see some significant improvements when they finally decide to axe the 6.8L.

Just think what that 6.2L would be like in the new F150! I understand the reasons why, emissions, weight reduction, , My point was how many potential buyers will Ford loose to the competition just because they don't offer a large displacement V8 in the half ton platform? Some folks were saying the take rate wasn't good....no offense intended at all, but I have to call BS on that. When researching trucks prior to purchasing the 2014 SD, it was very hard to find a 6.2L F150, not because they weren't produced, but because they didn't sit still long, I concede that Ford didn't produce as many because they were "pushing" the EB, but the ones that were produced were snatched up fairly quickly. As far as the new platform with the 5.0 and 3.5L outperforming the old truck, sure it can, but put the 6.2L in the same truck, it will come out on top. The only reason I traded mine was because it was a Harley edition, tow rating was pretty low on the truck and I just didn't like putting it in the woods, etc and wanted a proper 4WD truck, not just AWD.......
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As far as the new platform with the 5.0 and 3.5L outperforming the old truck, sure it can, but put the 6.2L in the same truck, it will come out on top.
I wouldn't be so sure:

5.0L V8 Engine Weight:444lbs
3.5L Ecoboost engine weight: 450lbs
6.2L Engine weight: 580lbs

So you've got an extra 130lbs just in engine weight. Then you've got more weight tied up in the body and chassis to support offering that larger heavier engine. All that extra weight hurts your performance and payload capability. It totally goes against what they were going for with the new truck (smaller, less weight, more capable).

The next generation of ecoboost is said to be in the neighborhood of 400hp with more torque overall and a MUCH better torque curve than the 6.2L, all while being a much lighter engine.

So the question is, is it really worth it for Ford to offer a naturally aspirated 6.2L when they can get better performance all around from their turbo 3.5L? Especially when sales numbers have shown people are more than happy with their smaller displacement engine offerings?
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