Ford's 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine tuned for the high-performance 2017 F-150 Raptor adds 39 hp and 76 lb.-ft. of torque to create 510 lb.-ft. of torque and 450 hp. The high-output V6 is mated to Ford's new 10-speed automatic transmission and an exclusive transfer case, all managed by a six-mode Terrain Management System.
“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine. That is why we made the switch from the cast-iron V8 to the aluminum block, high-output GTDI V6 EcoBoost engine that our team tuned to add for today’s Raptor,” said Matt Tranter, Ford Performance engineering supervisor. “The torque-on-demand transfer case and six-mode Terrain Management System is unique to Raptor in the Ford family of vehicles. It gives you the benefit of a clutched all-wheel-drive system for easy around-town maneuverability in bad weather. Then, there’s Baja Mode, which automatically engages a mechanically locked 4X4 high, and optimizes throttle response, shifting and boost control to provide improved off-road capability.”
Using the same military-grade aluminum-alloy body and fully boxed high-strength steel frame as the current F-150 trucks, the 2017 Raptor is up to 500 lb. lighter than the 2014 model. It delivers 21% improved average torque-to-weight ratio and a 23% improvement in EPA-estimated combined fuel economy compared with the previous generation Raptor. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings for the 2017 F-150 Raptor are 15 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined.
- High-output EcoBoost features for Raptor include more-aggressive turbo compressors with increased boost calibrations, cast stainless steel manifolds and full dual exhaust, oil-cooled pistons and more-aggressive engine control calibrations
- Standard 10-speed automatic transmission – the first from Ford not to employ cast-iron components – features Auto Start-Stop and an integrated electric pump to improve driving efficiency
- Raptor’s new adaptive shift algorithms monitor a dozen powertrain and driver control signals, ensuring the right gear at the right time in Raptor’s normal, sport, weather, mud/sand, rock/crawl and Baja modes
- Ford says the 2017 F-150 Raptor's base MSRP is less than $50,000