FLASHBACK 1983 F-150 “Six” Leads in Power, MPG
This video takes us back to 1983, when Ford was bragging about having the most powerful and most efficient six cylinder engine in the half ton truck segment – just like they have recently.
Of course, back in 1983, the F-150 with the most powerful six cylinder engine in the segment only offered 125 horsepower, but that same F-150 with the 4.9L, 300 cubic inch inline-6 engine was able to hit an impressive figure of 30 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg combined.
Really, the fuel economy numbers for the entry level 1983 Ford F-150 are pretty solid considering the lack of technology back then.
In fact, the 1983 F-150 offered better highway fuel economy than most of the trucks in today’s half ton segment, including the modern F-150 lineup.
This goes to show that even back in 1983, the F-150 was a leader in a variety of categories for the half ton truck segment.
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