You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!
I know that it seems like alot of the hype right now is downsizing engines But I had heard and I can't remember were, I had read that Ford had designed the 6.2L specifically so that they could bore and stroke it out later on down the road. I had heard a rumor that Ford was planning on a 7L + engine that was going to be based off the 6.2L's architecture. And this seems even more likely now that I have heard several rumors that GM is planning to launch a high powered direct injection 7.0L V8 with their new GEN V Vortec engines. Could this possibly mean the revival of the old 7.5L (460)? I mean Ford has already done something alot like this with the new 5.0L V8 in the F-150s. But how cool would it be to see a modern day direct injected aluminum block 7.5L Making 500+hp in the Superduty. Even in this frugal time, it seems like a fairly logical thing to do. From what it sounds like the 6.2L is not quite living up the V-10's legacy in terms of torque. If Ford did this it would make the 6.2L a replacement for the 5.4L (Not the V-10) the new 7+ engine a replacement for the V-10. So you would have a high power high torque engine as a option, But you wouldn't have to pay an 8,000$ premium for the diesel engine. So try to imagine this...
Base engine - Replaces 5.4L
If they did direct injection, that could very well mean the same MPG as the 6.2 with a larger displacement.
That WOULD be cool.
- art k. - Moderator for the Superduty, V10, 6.2L and FE forums
'13 Taurus SHO 3.5L Ecoboost w/Perf Pkg
'01 F250SD SC SB XLT V10 4x4 Volant CAI Hedman headers 5-star custom tunes on SCT X3
'97 Cougar XR7 30th Anniv Edition 4.6L
'74 F250 Highboy FE390 deceased! I've been wrong before, I'll be wrong again. Just wait and see. ®
I bought the 6.2l two weeks ago and love it. Given the history of the automotive industry I'm sure it's only a matter of time before improvements are made on this engine. But, and it's a big but, I don't see that happening for a few years. Ford is going to want to recoup all the R&D and tooling costs for the 6.2 before they start offering other choices. I couldn't be happier with this engine for my purposes, it was a huge leap forward from the 5.4L.
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.