Ford F-150 Expected to Get 4.8-liter V8

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In case you haven’t already heard…

A multi-million-dollar investment from Ford in its two Windsor, Ontario engine plants could mean the end of the V8 in the F-150.

In its 5.0-liter form, that is.

A four-year deal Ford reached with its Canadian workforce means operations at the Essex Engine plant, where employees manufacture the “Coyote” 5.0-liter V8 currently offered in the F-150 and Mustang, will change to accommodate production of what’s expected to be a 4.8-liter V8. (Maybe Ford will offer it as an option in the Raptor. I wouldn’t hold my breath for that, though.)

A new engine for the Super Duty is in the works, too. It looks as if the current 6.8-liter V10 that’s available in the Super Duty Chassis Cabs and F-650/F-750 twins will be replaced by a new 7.0-liter engine. However, production of the 6.8 will continue over the life of the labor agreement.

Chew on that…before you chew on some turkey and stuffing tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

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via [Reuters] and [Windsor Star]

photo credit [Ford]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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